Marital rape law looms - Senate approves report of Sexual Offences Act and related statutes

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A report from a joint select committee that deliberated on the Sexual Offences Act and related statutes was yesterday approved by the Upper House, setting the stage for husbands to be criminally charged for raping their wives, a move bound to…

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‘What really happened in that room?’ - Johnson-Sinclair’s widower wants answers from hospital about death of his spouse

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David Sinclair, the widower of Carsha Johnson-Sinclair who died under questionable circumstances at the National Chest Hospital in Kingston on Wednesday, is pressing the hospital to provide information on what led to the death of his wife. The…

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Wilson: Crime problem in August Town needs long-term strategy

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There has not been a shortage of social-intervention programmes in crime-plagued August Town over the last two decades, but stakeholders who have been involved in the peace-building efforts in the eastern St Andrew community say a sustainable plan…

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Online banking frustrates St Thomas seniors

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Several elderly residents in St Thomas are bemoaning the recent changes implemented under the digital transformation initiative being undertaken by banks in the parish. The changes, according to the citizens, have been posing numerous challenges…

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Phillips accuses PM of fabricated comment

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Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has described as “palpably false”, a comment made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness about the extension of tenure of the director of public prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn. Section 96 of the Constitution…

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Free at last! - Mentally ill man who spent some 25 years behind bars discharged

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Forty-nine-year-old Abraham Lawrence, the mentally challenged man who has been in lock-up at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre, for more than 25 years, was set free yesterday when he appeared before the Santa Cruz Parish Court in St…

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Clarendon club president: More cyclists in crashes than reported

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Deon Palmer, president of the Clarendon Cycling Club, has expressed concern about the number of accidents involving bicycles in the parish, saying many of these incidents go unreported. “Bicycle accidents are more regular than you think,” Palmer…

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Senator Sinclair rebukes Phillips

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WESTERN BUREAU: Government Senator Charles Sinclair has taken issue with a recent statement by the Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips who accused the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) led St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) of trying to weaken the…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo |Wayne Armond

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We know you doing the right thing because the numbers speak. Make we do the right, hang tight and we’ll be alright. – Wayne Armond Entertainer

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Dream Jamaica goes online

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The organisers of Dream Jamaica, a charity organisation which has been mentoring Jamaican high-school students on their journey to tertiary-level education since 2008, are undeterred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its flagship activity is an annual…

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