COPS NABBED IN US DRUG BUST - Three St James constables charged; fourth suspect flown home being grilled

Gleaner on June 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Three western Jamaica cops were charged on Tuesday in a sweeping narcotics operation involving high-profile United States law-enforcement agents in two American cities. All of the police personnel operate within the St James…

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‘Freedom time’ - George Williams released from 50-year wait in prison without trial

Gleaner on June 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

George Williams had his first meal in 50 years outside of prison walls on Wednesday after a St Catherine Circuit Court judge upheld a notice of abandonment in his murder case. “Freedom time,” was all the grey-haired Williams could manage to say as…

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Autopsy delayed as Ford blocked as observer

Gleaner on June 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The autopsy for 23-year-old Javane Duhaney, who was allegedly shot and killed by a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier on Bray Street in Kingston on May 9, has been delayed as forensic pathologist Dr Althea Neblett reportedly objected to…

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Throw out GG’s office with medal, says Williams

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Despite news of an impending request to change a controversial racist image on an insignia worn by Sir Patrick Allen, a social-media lobbyist who stoked outrage over the depiction wants the governor general’s office disbanded altogether. The Order…

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MAJ disappointed as media not granted exemption under data law - Whistleblowers, journalists could be exposed

Gleaner on June 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Media Association Jamaica (MAJ) Limited is expressing disappointment over the passing of the Data Protection Bill two weeks ago without changes to grant complete exemption to the media on the basis of press freedom principles, something for…

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Police mum on DPP’s call on soldier’s shooting of cop

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Police authorities are tight-lipped about a recommendation made by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn about the fate of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who earlier this year shot and injured a cop he allegedly found at…

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Vaz stripped of land, enviro portfolio

Gleaner on June 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision to strip Portland West Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz of the land, environment, and climate-change portfolio has been lauded by a leading environmentalist and public commentator. But Peter Espeut does not…

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Life-saving wards to cut infant mortality

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After seven years in gestation, a partnership forged between the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the European Union gave birth on Tuesday to the second of four high-dependency units (HDU) that were promised to reduce infant and maternal…

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Justice delays anger Chuck

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Despite a measure of success in the timely disposal of some court cases, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has expressed dissatisfaction with what he termed the “unacceptably long delay in setting trial dates and delivering judgments”. In his…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Xesus Johnston

Gleaner on June 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

It has been a difficult time for us all, but it has been a time of introspection, not just in business but our personal lives, and I think we will come out of this a better and stronger nation. Do what you must, stay healthy, and stay conscious…

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