No more nightmares for Jamaican DREAMers - 3,000 with roots to island no longer in limbo

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Approximately 3,000 Jamaicans who are beneficiaries of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Donald Trump administration cannot end the programme…

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MADNESS! - Mentally ill man languishing without trial 16 years for smashing windscreen

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WESTERN BUREAU: An elderly man who is mentally ill and who was deemed unfit to plead has been locked away between jails and prison for 16 years for smashing a windscreen. The case of Falmouth native Morris ‘Rassimong’ Small, who is believed to be…

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‘No one is supposed to live like that’

Gleaner on June 19th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Milk River, Clarendon: Jeremiah Watson has no idea of his age. Reality seems to be something that has totally escaped him as he pushes his head through the makeshift door-window from the smelly shed he calls home. He babbles incoherently while his…

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Immaculate Prep under fire for blocking online classes

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A group of 27 parents of grade one and kindergarten students at Immaculate Prep in Kingston have expressed outrage at the school board’s denial of their pleas for discounted fees for online classes and for barring children’s access to the Zoom…

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One year too long - PM laments tedious delays in procurement practices

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness wants forward planning for procurement in place to lessen the time spent engaging the gears of bureaucracy. Holness was speaking on Thursday at the commissioning of a $33-million, 11-ft-long Bailey bridge spanning the…

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Double killing rocks MoBay as parish records 50th murder

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Two men were shot and killed by gunmen on Claude Clarke Avenue in Montego Bay, St James, on Thursday as the parish recorded its 50th murder since the start of the year. The police have identified both victims as 34-year-old Kemar Halstead, of…

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Fun-loving dad gives son pedicure, relishes fatherhood

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Full-time crime fighter and father Rafelito Lafayatte is always thrilled to speak of his three children, whether it’s about clipping toe nails and washing feet during his pedicures or other activities they participate in as they spend quality time…

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Clunis says cops were surprised in deadly operation

Gleaner on June 19th, 2020 | File Under More News -

Police superintendent Leon Clunis has defended the deadly operation he led in Horizon Park, St Catherine a week ago. Clunis and another cop were injured while Corporal Dane Biggs and Constable Decardo Hylton were shot dead. The cops were on an…

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WorldNet rejects claims it illegally erected Mona Road billboard

Gleaner on June 19th, 2020 | File Under More News -

WorldNet Investments has rejected claims by Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams that the company erected a billboard on Mona Road without approval.  The billboard is located at the intersection of Mona Road and Wellington Drive.  According…

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Cop under probe for shooting nephew

Gleaner on June 19th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is now under investigation after he reportedly shot and injured his 25-year-old nephew in the Corporate Area last Saturday. The sister of the injured man said that her uncle accused his nephew of…

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