SOE dilemma - Court rules against unconstitutional detentions

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A landmark Supreme Court decision ruling as unconstitutional the months-long detention of five men without charge could doom the Holness administration’s much-touted plans to use states of emergency (SOEs) as a long-term crime-fighting measure….

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‘How much longer must we suffer?’ - Anger at NHT as MoBay home turns flood zone

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WESTERN BUREAU: Joan and Elvis Clarke have inherited “a mini Dunn’s River Falls”, which has literally claimed ownership of their home. It only has to rain for 20 minutes for their Rosemount Gardens home to be flooded out. Their ordeal can be…

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Farming family plants seed of faith - Charlemont clan holds strain as thieves, mongooses test patience

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Jermaine Black and his family remain committed to farming though they have repeatedly fallen victim to livestock thieves. In the midst of the struggle to survive the economic ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, thieves paid Black a visit twice,…

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Schools brand faces as Oct 5 resumption looms

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Face masks will be compulsory accessories when school reopens in October, but already students are taking issue that some administrators have made it mandatory for them to wear branded protection. The matter was highlighted by president of the…

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Toots went out with a bang, says Jimmy Cliff

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Jimmy Cliff has rated the recently released album of late fellow reggae legend and tourmate Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert as a high note and fitting end to more than five decades of stellar achievements. Toots, who passed away on Saturday, September 11…

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Internet, tablet woes cripple learning at Manchester school – teacher

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester: A rural schoolteacher in Manchester fears that many students will be left behind because the Government has not adequately provided administrators with sufficient resources for online learning. Internet-based teaching has…

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US Supreme Court justice RBG dies

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WASHINGTON (AP): Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died on Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from…

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No Mas - COVID kicks carnival to April 2021

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Marching bands and revellers won’t get a chance to strut their feathers and shake their bums on the annual road march in 2020. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett announced late Friday that the carnival would be a casualty of tightened COVID-19…

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Mosquito-control staff weren’t diverted to fighting COVID – Greene

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WESTERN BUREAU: Errol Greene, regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), is dismissing suggestions that the vector-control programme under his oversight has suffered from a redeployment of workers to COVID-19 relief. The…

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Cop sentenced for stealing gun from police station

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A policeman who was charged with breaches of the firearms and larceny acts by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) on Thursday, January 23, has been sentenced following his appearance in the Home Circuit Court…

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