‘Propaganda’ - Phillips stands by Hanna, Paulwell as PNP grapples with cronyism scandal

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WESTERN BUREAU: People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips says his full-throated defence of senior opposition legislators Lisa Hanna and Phillip Paulwell does not mirror Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ position on Dr Andrew Wheatley…

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Crack task force to go after gangs

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A Special Purpose Task Force comprising military and police assets has been formed to combat criminal gangs and organisations. The elite group is an amalgamation of Specialised Operations of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Combat Support…

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Devon House lockdown might not be for long

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Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has hinted that the lockdown of Devon House amid reports of breaches of coronavirus legislation might not be protracted. The Government will today hold talks with the management of the Devon House Development…

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COVID cleanness hard in a dirty business

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Sex workers in Kingston and Portmore have relaxed strict sanitisation protocols to offer less physical services as they adapt to changing norms amid the coronavirus pandemic. At Port Henderson Road, the unofficial red-light district of Portmore,…

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‘Maurice’s death like a dream we’re praying to wake up from’

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Family members of Maurice Gordon Jr – the Jamaican man whose death represented a George Floyd-like cause célèbre against police brutality – restated their outrage over his May 23 killing at a thanksgiving service in Spanish Town on Sunday but said…

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It’s all for you, son, says sex worker

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Even with shorter curfews starting at 11 p.m. now, sex workers like ‘Prettyface’ have to bring their A game in what is a crowded marketplace. As daytime business picks up, night-time services have also seen a rise in fortunes. After a hiatus caused…

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Hotspot expats to be barred if pretest positive for COVID-19

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WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican nationals who are permanent residents of the states of New York, Florida, Texas, and Arizona who want to travel home will be barred from returning if they do not have proof of testing negative for COVID-19. Chief Medical…

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16-y-o shot dead in Kingston West

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A grief-stricken Jacqueline Dunkley says she is bewildered as to why her 16-year-old son, André Dixon, was brutally murdered by gunmen Friday night at the corner of Pechon and Beckford streets in downtown Kingston. André would have turned 17 later…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Audre Wisdom

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As we get used to the new normal, be safe while participating in the joys of life. Here’s to you – steadier, stronger and better. – Audre Wisdom Teacher

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INDECOM probing shooting of autistic boy by policeman’s weapon

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The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has started a probe into Saturday’s shooting of a nine-year-old autistic boy at his home on Penwood Road in St Andrew. The shooting involved the licensed firearm of his uncle who is a…

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