Cronyism claim - Lisa Hanna dodges charges but scolded for contract nepotism

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Lisa Hanna, a legislator and spokesperson for the Opposition People’s National Party’s (PNP) election campaign, has escaped criminal charges but has been slammed for nepotism and cronyism in the award of millions of dollars in contracts in St Ann…

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Mandatory counselling proposed for harassers, victims

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A recommendation has been made for greater focus to be placed on the psychological health of the victims and perpetrators of sexual harassment, with at least one professor calling for mandatory counselling of both. The suggestion was made by acting…

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Bloody rage - Man fatally stabbed allegedly defending girlfriend from ex-lover

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A trail of blood spanning more than 100 metres along Lawrence Drive in St Andrew painted a grim picture of a badly wounded man trying to escape his attacker while bleeding profusely and seeking refuge. Help never came in time for 40-year-old Damion…

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Wheatley didn’t disclose Deer family link – report

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Embattled St Catherine South Central Member of Parliament Dr Andrew Wheatley on Wednesday denied “wrongdoing or dishonesty” in the wake of a damning report from the Integrity Commission that referred the former minister to the director of…

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Christie coming to Parliament

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Days after the Integrity Commission released two hard-hitting reports on its investigations into the scandal-scarred Petrojam with some adverse findings, a parliamentary oversight committee has invited the agency’s executive director, Greg Christie…

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It takes a village … - Community rescues man from crumbling home

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Good Samaritans at home and abroad have come to the assistance of a man living in squalor along Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew just over a week after The Gleaner highlighted his plight. Nigel Townsend, 59, had expressed fear to our news team last…

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Creary: I never interviewed Grindley

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Former Petrojam board member Richard Creary has ripped the recently released Integrity Commission report on Petrojam that detailed damning malpractice and corruption at the state-owned oil refinery. The report said that Creary was part of the panel…

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Guilty until proven innocent - Incarcerated mentally ill persons given a raw deal, says psychiatrist

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Psychiatrist Dr Geoffrey Walcott says the problem of mentally ill persons being held in prisons for decades without sentence is rooted in a system that forces such persons to prove not only their innocence, but that they will not commit further…

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‘Gorilla’ gangster convicted

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High-ranking Portmore gangster Shane ‘Uno’ Facey has been convicted in the Corporate Area Gun Court for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Facey was convicted on Tuesday when he appeared before Justice Leighton Pusey in relation to a…

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COVID-19 Tips | Swimming in public safely

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Before you go • Stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19. • Check to see if the public swim area has steps in place to…

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