Ex-cop, sister lose appeal against conviction in murder of taxi operator

Gleaner on June 18th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Ex-cop Jeffery Peart and his sister Roxanne have lost their appeal against their 2014 conviction for the murder of a taxi operator. In December 2014, the siblings were both sentenced to life in prison for the 2012 murder of Delroy Frame. The ex-cop…

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Shooting range in crossfire - Homeowner, firearm instructor in squabble

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Firearm instructor Christine Green is hoping to reach a compromise with businessman Mario Ennis to end a long-standing feud over the location of an outdoor shooting range in Sheffield, Westmoreland, that is designated as a residential zone. “I have…

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MoBay mayor demands apology from Phillips

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WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is demanding an apology from Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips for accusing the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)-led St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) of corruption and abuse of authority in the recent…

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PM cautioned against work-from-home BPOs

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) has advised Prime Minister Andrew Holness against allowing the creation of virtual SEZs to facilitate the outsourcing sector’s plan to have 25 per cent of its labour pool working…

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Old hands take charge of education, labour

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Once ringfenced without portfolios in the Office of the Prime Minister, veteran politicians Karl Samuda and Mike Henry have been given a second wind with full appointments to the respective portfolios of education and labour. The endorsement by…

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71-y-o George Williams a step closer to prison release

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For the first time in 48 years, George Williams had his day in a court of law yesterday. Bearded and sporting short dreadlocks, the 71-year-old, dressed in a white T-shirt and khaki pants, walked self-assuredly into the St Catherine Circuit Court…

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JLP caretaker wants booted councillor’s spending audited

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WESTERN BUREAU: A political opponent is calling for an audit into funds allocated to the division of one of two People’s National Party councillors booted from the St James Municipal Corporation last week. Gregory Harris, the Jamaica Labour Party’…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Dr Garth Anderson

Gleaner on June 18th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

My fellow Jamaicans, COVID-19 has changed how we interact and do business. We are living in a new normal. Let’s join hands and hearts together as we work to conquer this evil. Let’s ensure that we follow the guidelines given by the Government and…

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Don’t make martyr of George Floyd, says Tapia - Black-rights movement must not lose steam, ambassador urges

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While acknowledging that American George Floyd’s name will go down in history, United States Ambassador Donald Tapia has cautioned that the man whose life was snuffed out under a policeman’s knee should not be martyred. Addressing a Gleaner…

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Dirt poor in Portmore - Couple seeks assistance to secure home for themselves, infant

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“If mosquito could draw us out a di house, we dead long time because while we can use old clothes to help keep rain out, we cannot stop mosquitoes from coming in,” Tashana Lake told The Gleaner as she summed up her living conditions. She lives with…

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