Noel Chambers ‘victimised several times’ – judges

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CHIEF JUSTICE Bryan Sykes has established a Mental Health Task Force to review law, policies, and procedures relating to persons in custody with mental illness. The task force?s report is expected within the next 120 days. The Jamaican judiciary…

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Massive savings for 2-in-1 election

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TAXPAYERS COULD see a huge windfall of nearly $750 million if Jamaica holds both the local government and general elections together. The local government vote is due in November this year, while the general election is due next February. However…

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‘Bad mind!’ - St Ann’s Bay mayor blasts critics of COVID spend, Porsche charging station

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ST ANN?S Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis has labelled as ?bad-mind? detractors who have mounted a withering campaign against him since news broke of the reported $46m COVID-19 expenditure on sanitising the town of Ocho Rios and the $80,000 charging port…

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Three-month extension for BPO workers

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WESTERN BUREAU: THE GOVERNMENT has answered the call of stakeholders in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector for an extension to the ongoing work-from-home arrangement by agreeing to a three-month extension. However, major players are…

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Kerbside classrooms get support

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THE EFFORTS of Taneka McKoy Phipps, who has been teaching scores of children through a curbside classroom initiative in Delacree Lane and surrounding communities off Spanish Town Road in Kingston, have been bolstered with support from a proven…

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UDC gets $1b refund for doomed hotel deal

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THE URBAN Development Corporation (UDC) has received nearly $1 billion in the revised budget to refund Puerto Caribe Properties Limited, a subsidiary of Palace Resorts, after the company pulled out of a sale agreement for Rooms on the Beach…

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Sybil Francis hailed as social work stalwart

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Late aged-care and social work advocate Sybil Francis has been described as a gentle powerhouse and a source of inspiration to hundreds of people whose lives she touched. Francis, a former director of the Social Welfare Training Centre and chairman…

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Opposition, Gov’t haggle over COVID risk on tourism corridor

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CHAIRMAN OF the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament, Dr Wykeham McNeill, has taken issue with portions of the COVID-19 protocols published by the Ministry of Health that are to govern the tourism sector and has…

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Official funeral, period of mourning for Labour Minister Shahine Robinson

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Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson is to be accorded an official funeral. In a statement Tuesday evening, Jamaica House said details of the funeral will be announced later. Robinson died at the age of 66 years on May 29, ending…

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‘Coming home is like mi reach heaven’ - Kingston airport refining protocols

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SINGING THE praises of airport staff and health officials after emerging from the arrival halls of the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday, Norma Kelly returned to Jamaica with a new lease on life and a sense of liberation. The Jamaican…

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