Judge orders forfeiture of money seized from Muslim cleric el-Faisal

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A judge has ordered that just over half a million dollars seized from controversial Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal be forfeited to the state. The order was made today in the St Catherine Parish Court following an application by the…

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‘It means the world to me’ - Sign-language interpreter, media man, and Anglican bishop among 130 Honours awardees

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Speechless. That sums up the initial reaction of sign-language interpreter Antoinette Aiken, a household face beamed on TV screens and online, when she discovered that she would be inducted into the Order of Distinction (OD) in the rank of Officer…

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COVID spread like Holy Ghost at church, teen reveals

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A 17-year-old girl decided to join the choir of the Mount Zion Victory House of Prayer in Sandy Bay, Clarendon, to “give them a hand” because of the flagging youth numbers in her mom’s church. No sooner had she done so than she was singing a…

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NO MORE MR NICE GUY - PM threatens tougher protocols amid 30-case COVID one-day jump

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Amber lights are going off in the Government. The warnings were serious enough to force a meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday to respond to a jaw-dropping 30-case spike in COVID-19 infections within a 24-hour span in Jamaica. Fearing that the early…

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Sangster staff grapple with COVID screening

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WESTERN BUREAU: As Jamaica’s COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, the impact is being felt by passengers arriving at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. For three weeks in a row, passengers have complained that they have had to wait for up…

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Boat hero cops relive high-seas mission

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The bravery of district constables Basil Fuller and Sean Pierre, who fought raging seas in stormy weather and risked their lives while travelling to Honduras and back, is being recognised almost four years later. The two are to be conferred with…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo |Indianna Minto-Coy

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We have the ability to excel at the highest levels, to bring light colour and flair and to break the tedium in any situation. The essence of being Jamaican is our indomitable spirit. – Dr Indianna Minto-Coy Senior Research Fellow, Mona School of…

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St James man charged with child pornography, rape of underage sisters

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A court date is being finalised for a St James man accused of having sex with two underage sisters against their will and taking pictures and videos. The man, whose name has not been disclosed because the complainants are minors, was formally…

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Education Ministry to undertake phased introduction of electronic textbooks

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The Ministry of Education will begin the phased introduction of electronic textbooks to replace printed versions during the 2020/21 academic year, which starts in September. Acting Chief Education Officer, Dr Kasan Troupe, said the process…

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41 charged for COVID breaches at St Catherine party

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The police are reporting that 41 persons were arrested and charged this morning for breaches of COVID-19 restrictions. The arrests were made following an unauthorised street party on St John’s Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine shortly after…

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