Three St James cops arrested in US on drug charges

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Three St James-based cops have been arrested in the United States on drug charges. The three were arrested under an ongoing joint narcotics operation. The Jamaicans were reportedly held in Atlanta and Charlotte. It is understood that the police…

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Hundreds not on PATH list get payouts

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A MAJOR discrepancy was unearthed by the Auditor General’s Department (AuGD) in one component of the Government’s COVID-19 Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) programme with more than 700 people appearing on the May list for payment,…

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Clansman Gang burial site found after 18-month probe

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AN 18-MONTH investigation by law enforcers led to the exhumation of skeletal remains in an open field at Waterloo Lane, Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Tuesday. By noon, excavators had unearthed bones suspected to be from at least two bodies,…

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Holness: I’m no dictator - PM deflects accusation as Bunting goes on attack

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PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness has pushed back at suggestions that he has demonstrated dictatorial tendencies in his leadership. Debating an extension of the states of emergency in the Kingston Western and Central police divisions yesterday, newly…

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Poverty falls to lowest since 2008

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THE POVERTY rate declined by 40 per cent to 12.6 per cent in 2018, representing the lowest percentage recorded in 10 years, Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke announced in Parliament on Tuesday. But while acknowledging the…

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Stagnant NDM in a coma, says chairman

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THE NATIONAL Democratic Movement (NDM) is emerging from “a coma” and has scaled down to an advocacy group, Chairman Michael Williams has said. Williams told The Gleaner that the party simply does not have the funds needed to run a successful…

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Election ready - PNP gearing up if poll called after SOEs lifted

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THE LEADERSHIP of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has declared itself fit and ready to challenge the ruling Jamaica Labour Party if Prime Minister Andrew Holness calls a general election shortly after winding up states of emergency (…

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Malcolm case has 2022 date, says DPP - One cop still on the run for double murder

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AN OCTOBER 10, 2022 date has been set for the trial of a police officer who has been charged for the shooting deaths of a father and son in Spanish Town, St Catherine. The revelation came on Tuesday from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula…

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Attorney Anthony Pearson disbarred

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Attorney-at-law Anthony Pearson has been struck off the list of lawyers authorised to practice in Jamaica after it was found that he failed to return nearly $10 million to a financial institution that had inadvertently deposited the money into his…

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50-year prisoner could walk free today

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THE ATTORNEY representing George Williams, the man who has been incarcerated without trial for 50 years, said that his client is anxiously awaiting the judge’s decision when his case resumes today at the St Catherine Circuit Court in Spanish Town…

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