Full Text | Chief Justice deplores threats against judges after dreadlocks ruling

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Jamaica’s chief justice has issued a statement deploring social media threats against judges and raising concern about public statements he says could seek to undermine the judiciary. It comes amid intense public criticism after…

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I feel it! PM switches shoes amid election curiosity

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that a general election could be soon. He was in Clarendon North Central today wearing his Clarks Desert Boots, the footwear that has come to be known as Holness’ election shoes. Holness drew…

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Dreadlocked girl gets green light from Kensington

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The seven-year-old child whose dreadlocked hairstyle stoked a constitutional kerfuffle is expected to resume classes in September despite a court ruling that her rights were not breached when the school sought to block her enrolment. Chairman of…

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No free-for-all - Judges rule there must be limits on freedom of expression in dreadlocks case

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The lawsuit challenging a decision by a Jamaican public school not to enrol a then five-year-old girl because of her dreadlocks is about self-expression and not religious rights and freedoms. That’s according to the full transcript of the…

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Thieves cripple Bull Bay blockmaking project

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A promising blockmaking project in Bull Bay, St Andrew, aimed at empowering members of the community, has been indefinitely suspended after being targeted by thieves and other persons with malintent. The project, which was given legs by St Andrew…

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New COVID deaths hours after hospital admission

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Minister of Health…

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Conflict of interest twist in Petrojam-Integrity tango? - Refinery director is commissioner at corruption watchdog

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The Integrity Commission (IC) says Wayne Powell, one of its commissioners who is also a board member of Petrojam, has recused himself from “all” matters relating to the scandal-scarred state-owned oil refinery. The Integrity Commission is Jamaica’…

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Tomlinson reports Cuthbert Flynn to ombudsman

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The People’s National Party’s caretaker for St Andrew West Rural, Krystal Tomlinson, reported Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert Flynn to Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown over an alleged incident in the constituency on the weekend,…

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Tougher laws coming for mystery wealth

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If government ministers are involved in corruption, they will be obliged to resign immediately and Jamaicans who cannot explain how they accumulate wealth could lose their assets to the State. These form part of decisions taken by stakeholders on…

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Ackee Walk shocked by suspected murder-suicide

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The Constant Spring police are probing a suspected case of murder-suicide after a 60-year-old fisherman and his 25-year-old girlfriend were found dead last Friday at a house on Fairdene Avenue in Ackee Walk, St Andrew. The deceased woman has been…

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