Update: Statue rage - Government opens debate on removing monuments to colonial-era icons

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As global anti-racism protests sparked by the killing of American George Floyd coalesce around the toppling of white-supremacy monuments, Jamaica’s Culture Minister Olivia Grange has opened the door for discussion on removing statues of colonial-…

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Statue rage - Government opens debate on removing monuments to colonial-era icons

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As global anti-racism protests sparked by the killing of American George Floyd coalesce around the toppling of white-supremacy monuments, Jamaica’s Culture Minister Olivia Grange has opened the door for discussion on removing statues of colonial-…

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50 years in prison without trial

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George Williams was a mentally ill 20-year-old when he was arrested by the police in 1970 and charged for allegedly killing another man. Now, nearly 50 years later, Williams is believed to be one of the seven persons identified by the Independent…

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Funding bind threatens Oracabessa fish sanctuary

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A lack of government funding for the Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary is threatening 10 years of gains in replenishing stock and could deal a massive blow to the local fishing industry. That is the damning conclusion drawn by a board member of the…

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We won’t tolerate union-busting, Speid warns Mona High principal

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WESTERN BUREAU: Outspoken president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Owen Speid and principal, Keven Jones, are embroiled in a war of wills, with the school administrator accused of union-busting. Speid claims that the teachers’ union has…

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Shahine was like my sister and friend, says PM

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The House of Representatives yesterday paid tribute to two former ministers, two ex-councillors, and a former permanent secretary, but it was Shahine Robinson who was the centre of tearful tributes by parliamentarians mourning her passing. Prime…

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‘We hate the soldier dem’ - Irate Tivoli residents protest alleged beatings by security forces

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Tivoli Gardens residents have accused members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) of physical abuse and of threatening to shoot indiscriminately at young men in the community. The residents’ attempt to use debris and abandoned vehicles to block a…

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GoFundMe bid for brain tumour student picks up steam

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WESTERN BUREAU: The past students’ association of Anchovy High School in St James has established a GoFundMe account for Kaylia Pinnock, the 15-year-old student facing a J$242,000 bill to get medical help for her Stage Two brain tumour. The…

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KSAMC to clean over 100 drains

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More than 100 drains are scheduled for clearing under the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) comprehensive drain-cleaning programme, which is part of the municipality’s hurricane-preparedness activities. Detailing the programme…

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#Jamaica Together | Jamaican jack of all trades offers credit cushion in US

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TWENTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD ALEC Martin, a Jamaican living in the United States, always desired to be his own boss. That hunger drove him to sink his teeth in the rough and tumble of entrepreneurship by learning from his dad, a dentist and businessman. “…

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