Police widen Hanna’s contracts probe amid difficulty finding witnesses

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The police say they have widened their investigation into the award of contracts involving St Ann South Eastern Member of Parliament, the People’s National Party Lisa Hanna and her husband Richard Lake. 

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PNP says time’s up for DPP - Opposition leader says Llewellyn has ‘poor track record’ on prosecuting corruption

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Alleging a “poor track record” on corruption prosecution, Opposition leader, Dr Peter Phillips, has written to Governor General (GG) Sir Patrick Allen, objecting to the proposal to extend the tenure of Paula Llewellyn as director of public…

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Ninth St James businessman held in $26m cocaine bust

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Western Bureau: Days after a major operation in which eight St James men were arrested for their suspected involvement in an international drug syndicate, another man has been nabbed as cops made a $26-million cocaine seizure on the weekend….

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Student deportation fears

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Hundreds of Jamaican students who pursue tertiary studies in the United States could find themselves at risk of being deported if their universities switch to online-only courses, according to a statement from the Immigration and Customs…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo|Dadrian Gordon

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The coronavirus has impacted us all. However, it has brought us closer together and taught us to be more appreciative of simple things we took for granted. Let us take the lessons we have learnt with us. Let’s continue to build our resilience…

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Creative teacher praised for assisting children

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The efforts of Gizzel Young, an early childhood educator in training who has been offering lessons to children in her community, have been lauded by parents. For more than six weeks, her Carr Hill, St Andrew, living room has been transformed into…

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COVID-19 Tips | Reinforce everyday preventative actions

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Parents and caretakers play an important role in teaching children to maintain proper hygiene, including the frequent washing of hands. Explain to them that handwashing can keep them healthy and stop the coronavirus from spreading to others. • Be a…

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More funds needed to improve housing stock - Councillor laments paltry allowance to assist residents

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Whitfield Town Division Councillor Eugene Kelly is lamenting that the $180,000 allocated to him to help constituents improve their housing conditions is woefully inadequate. “For the last two years, each councillor gets $180,000 – and is Jamaican […

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‘Plantation Games’ - Black activists slam Commonwealth showpiece for lack of diversity among exec

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With race relations under global scrutiny in the wake of the killing of African American George Floyd while in police custody in the United States over a month ago, activists in England have now turned their attention to the disproportionate make-…

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Five new COVID cases, seven more recoveries

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The Health Ministry is reporting that Jamaica today recorded five more positive COVID-19 cases pushing the overall tally to 737. The new patients – three males and two females – arrived on flights from the United States and the…

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