Threats to judges rile chief justice - Warns lawyers against misleading public

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Danae Hyman/Staff Reporter The Jamaican public has been urged to desist from threatening the Supreme Court who delivered the judgment in a controversial constitutional matter sparked by the 2018 decision to bar a girl from school because of her…

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‘You feel it?’ - PM flies election kite in push for votes

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With a pair of Clarks Desert boots and stark, teasing language, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has put the country on notice that he could be ready to announce the date for the next general election. And, no sooner than he told scores of excited…

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‘Good will suffer for the bad’ - Little Ochie’s Blackie cries foul as entertainment industry fearful of shutdown

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“It would be a disaster.” That’s the declaration from Evrol ‘Blackie’ Christian, one of the players in the food and entertainment industry as fears of a renewed closure heighten as authorities cite non-compliance of COVID-19 protocols to prevent…

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‘You would have chaos in schools’ - PTA official says parents must abide by rules

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The plea that was at the centre of a constitutional ruling in Jamaica last week would give students carte blanche privilege to justify a departure from school rules under the shield of self-expression, a key parent-teacher stakeholder has warned….

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‘It was like an atomic bomb’ - Aunt of Jamaican-Lebanese returns to shattered apartment, loses belongings

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WESTERN BUREAU: The blast that killed more than 70 people and injured 4,000 in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday was felt as far as the Republic of Cyprus and is being described as an “atomic bomb”. Speaking with The Gleaner from Toronto, Canada, Tuesday…

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JLP could create upset in Westmoreland, Samuda declares

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WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ national popularity could help the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) create a political upset by snatching at least one seat in Westmoreland, a parish that has long been a People’s National Party (PNP…

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Police dragnet catches Westmoreland’s most wanted

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WESTERN BUREAU: A reputed high-ranking member of the feared King Valley Gang who was atop the Westmoreland’s most wanted list was apprehended in a police dragnet at a house in Grange Hill in the parish on Tuesday morning. He has been identified as…

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Blackout Friday - Standpipe residents rush to regularise JPS supply as disconnection deadline nears

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Residents of Standpipe in St Andrew have until Friday, August 7, to regularise their electricity supply or be disconnected indefinitely. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) said that more than 80 per cent of householders have been transferred…

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Updated | Two men arrested in connection with murder of St James accountant

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Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of St James accountant Steven McPherson. The police report that on July 22, McPherson was on his way home in Bogue Heights, St James, from work when he saw men in Toyota Vitz and Voxy motor cars accosting his daughter and pointing a firearm at her.

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Gas prices down $1.79, diesel down $0.85

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Gas prices are to go down by $1.79 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $114.75 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $117.58. Meanwhile, automotive diesel oil will go down by $0.85 to sell for $114.77…

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