Jodian’s mother vows to continue fight for justice

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Jodian Fearon’s mother yesterday promised to write a bestseller that would document her daughter’s story, and vouched that she would continue the fight for justice for her “princess”, who died after she was reportedly denied maternal healthcare at…

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Should I know my MP’s health status? - Insiders weigh in on balancing accountability and privacy when politicians fall ill

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The curtain on a new era of transparency in public service appeared ready to be lifted when three months before his February 2016 election win, then Opposition Leader Andrew Holness promised to publicly release his health records. The Holness-led…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Bryan Sykes

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Our Jamaican spirit gives me every confidence that we will prevail in this fight. Let us continue to practise good hygiene methods individually and collectively. Together, we will prevail over COVID-19. – Bryan Sykes Chief Justice

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Bunting: PNP palace guards caused overblown response to letter

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Central Manchester Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Bunting has suggested that individuals inside the People’s National Party (PNP) who consider themselves “palace guards” and not him should be blamed for the latest round of discord to rock the 81-…

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Two-in-one election? - Renewed calls for local gov’t, national polls to be held together in COVID-19 era

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With both the local government and general elections on the horizon, there are mounting calls for the Government and the Opposition to give urgent consensus to holding both polls simultaneously in light of a number of prevailing conditions being…

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Couple, 2-year-old son found dead in St Thomas

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The police in St Thomas are probing a suspected murder-suicide involving a member of the Jamaica Defence Force. The bodies of soldier Lexton Clayton, her boyfriend Kymani Taylor and their two-year-old son Tyler were found this morning in…

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St Andrew man charged following gun seizure

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A man was charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following the seizure of a gun at his St Andre house on Saturday. He is 28-year-old Damarlo Garrick, otherwise called ‘…

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Criminals in US stealing unemployment benefits as claims surge

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Criminals are seizing on a surge in job losses to steal unemployment benefits from Americans nationwide. This complicates an already tough situation for millions of financially strapped Americans and overwhelmed state unemployment offices. While…

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National Security Ministry receives personal protective equipment valued at $2 million

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The Ministry of National Security has received personal protective equipment valued at over $2 million from the Chinese community in Jamaica to assist frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Portfolio Minister, Dr Horace Chang,  …

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Mayor reports $400,000 Portmore COVID cleaning programme

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Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas has revealed that the municipal corporation spent just under $400,000 for a major sanitisation programme at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak in the municipality. The disclosure comes amid reports that the St Ann…

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