Johnson Smith says PM gave ‘honest’ response to prison rejection issue

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Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says Prime Minister Andrew Holness was truthful when he told the nation on Friday that his administration did not reject the United Kingdom’s offer to help build a prison here. In a tweet, she…

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Serial rapist’s sentence slashed - Court halves prison time for man who confessed to assaulting eight women

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A serial rapist who was ordered to serve 38 years in prison for each of the eight women he victimised over a six-week span has had his sentence slashed in half. Patrick Green, 33, was initially sentenced to a total of 499 years in prison after he…

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‘Ghetto people have rights too’ - Cockburn Gardens residents protest killing of man by police

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Black smoke billowed from cars set on fire and debris blocked the intersection of Waltham Park and Hagley Park roads in Kingston as residents of Cockburn Gardens protested the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Jermaine ‘Shawn‘ Ferguson yesterday…

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‘Tragic and heartbreaking’ - PM comments on Noel Chambers who died after 40 years behind bars without trial

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REACTING TO the national outcry over the death of Noel Chambers, who spent 40 years in prison without a trial, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, last evening, said nobody should be lost in the penal system. The prime minister took the stance while…

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Mother of five killed in domestic dispute

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Heartease, Manchester: Residents in the Heartease district of Manchester were stunned on Thursday when they found the body of 36-year-old Shanna-Lee Bailey in a pool of blood in her house. She was allegedly stabbed to death during a domestic…

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Shift system suggested for schools

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FORMER PERMANENT secretary in the Ministry of Education, Elaine Foster Allen, said a combination of shift system, distant learning and alliances with local organisations will need to be considered in preparation for the new school term. Foster…

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‘Brown-skinned’ Tapia endorses peaceful protests

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A “brown skin” Donald Tapia yesterday endorsed peaceful protests that are now taking place in his home country and recounted his own experience marching for equality with civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr in his early 20s. “It was an…

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Sister Angella Harris a ‘gentle giant of a woman’

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Veteran educator and Franciscan Sister Angella Harris was yesterday hailed as a woman steeped in grace and humility as family, friends, and colleagues and several persons whose lives she touched joined in a memorial service to salute her. Harris,…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo| Chi Ching Ching

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We are all going through this COVID-19 pandemic together. Remember to follow protocol, wash your hands and wear your masks. – Chi Ching Ching Entertainer

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No legs? No problem! - Andrew Nelson making light work of life’s challenges

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Walking into Andrew Nelson’s yard in Simon, Clarendon, the first sight to pull in wandering eyes is a wheelchair hoisted in a tree. It belongs to the 42-year-old who, although born without legs, climbs trees, does some farming and landscaping, and…

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