The ghost gun mystery - Nine-year mayhem of a killing machine that has the police baffled

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Its first known murder in Jamaica was committed nine years ago. The last time the Jamaican police found evidence of its use was four years ago through spent shells found at the scene of a double murder in Portland. The two men killed in that…

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Report from Guyana’s chief elections officer rejected by OAS

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Deeming it as acting in bad faith and contrary to the interest of democracy in Guyana, yesterday the Organization of American States (OAS) rejected the latest report of the country’s chief elections officer which gives the win in the disputed March…

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No work for doctors amid public health crisis - Hospitals reportedly not employing medical professionals due to budgetary constraints caused by COVID-19

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Ironically, the very health crisis that Jamaica is battling has reportedly pressured the country’s resources so severely that it has caused a number of doctors to be out of work. In spite of the country’s need of healthcare workers to fight the…

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Sweetheart deal? - Questions surround land arrangement involving partner of Cabinet minister

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There are conflicting accounts about how a company, with a director and shareholder who is the partner of a Cabinet minister, was selected in 2019 to operate more than 1,400 acres of old sugar lands in St Elizabeth. The entity, Holland Producers…

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Nepotism, cronyism run Jamaica - Stakeholders say the practice is deeply entrenched in politics, business

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Jamaica’s political apparatus has operated and functioned on nepotism and cronyism since independence, but until lawmakers enact legislation to make the practice illegal, no amount of inflammatory language from state commissions will make a…

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Long wait for justice - Destitute claimants forced to start legal battle all over after judges retire without delivering judgment

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Cindy Robinson was 22 years old when she visited the Morant Bay Health Centre, located in St Thomas, for a routine tooth extraction in April 2007. The government-run clinic has disputed her claim of negligence during the procedure, but Robinson…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Roxvone Stevens

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I encourage everyone to be responsible online and be wary of emails from persons you do not know. Stay alert and stay safe. We’ll get through this, Jamaica, together. – Roxvone Stevens Associate Manager, Installation, FLOW Jamaica

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St Ann under the gun - Violence adds to turmoil in Garden Parish

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As corruption investigations deepen into operations at the St Ann Municipal Corporation, life for residents of Parry and Steer towns, in particular, has been a frenzy of fear, gunshots and bloodshed as warring gangsters push the parish’s gun crimes…

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Concerns about social interventions under ZOSOs

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Some concerns are being raised about the design of social intervention programmes being implemented under zones of special operations (ZOSO). Speaking during a Gleaner Editors’ Forum on Friday looking at the prime minister’s declaration…

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OEC ready for CSEC exams

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The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) says it is ready for this month’s sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, having put in place several measures to administer the exams, which start …

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