‘I don’t want to die like Noel Chambers’ - Man in prison for 50 years without trial pleads for freedom

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GEORGE WILLIAMS used a gut-wrenching application to the High Court to pour out his soul about the nearly five decades he has spent in an infested maximum-security prison awaiting trial and to make a desperate plea to win his freedom. “I don’t want…

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Woman faints, dies at Sangster Airport

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WESTERN BUREAU: A ST MARY woman who arrived on a Delta Airlines from Atlanta Tuesday afternoon collapsed and died in the immigration hall at the Sangster International Airport, one day after the island reopened its borders to the tourism sector….

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Vaz got poor advice on Holywell lease – caretakers

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THE JAMAICA Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT) has said that Portland Western Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz was ill advised in seeking to obtain a 25-year lease that would have allowed him to construct a private cabin on protected lands in…

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JPS denies fault for shocking light bills

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DESPITE NATIONAL outrage over complaints of skyrocketing electricity charges, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has denied that its billing system is defective. The power provider has welcomed Energy Minister Fayval Williams’ call, on…

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Bunting makes plea for private schools as Smurfs goes under

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WESTERN BUREAU: THE GOVERNMENT has been charged to offer a special subvention to private schools for the payment of teachers’ salaries amid the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the Opposition spokesman on education has said. Based…

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‘A major error and a disaster’ - Chang exploring six-week fix to hellhouse conditions for mentally ill inmates

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ANOTHER MENTALLY ill Jamaican will not be allowed to suffer the same fate as Noel Chambers, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang vowed, as members of parliament hung their heads barely above their shoulders during Tuesday’s sitting. Chambers…

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Jamaican bishop stirs Black Lives Matter protest – with a touch of Marley

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JAMAICA-BORN BISHOP of Dover, the Rt Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, riveted crowds at a Black Lives Matter protest march in Canterbury, England, last Saturday after she delivered a stirring address to Afro-descended people to stand up for justice. With…

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What SOE success? - Bunting slams PM for failure to rein in murders

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FORMER NATIONAL Security Minister Peter Bunting has blasted the Holness administration over what he says is a failure to curb murder amid multibillion-dollar spending and coronavirus restrictions. Bunting’s scolding of the Government and the…

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Protesters storm Oracabessa station over police killing

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RESIDENTS OF Stewart Town in St Mary protested for a second straight day over a police killing, storming the nearby Oracabessa station on Tuesday and demanding to speak with a senior officer. Commander for the parish, Superintendent Bobette Morgan-…

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Golden tablets!

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BEMOANING THE exorbitant sum spent by the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) to acquire laptops and other equipment, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Mark Golding questioned whether two Samsung tablets purchased at a price of $436,024 “…

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