Jury trials enshrined in Constitution – Wildman - Attorney rebuts claim by chief justice

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Attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman says he wants to make it abundantly clear to the public that it is not true that there is no right to a jury trial in Jamaica. Chief Justice Bryan Sykes said this week that the COVID-19 pandemic had forced many changes…

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EXAM ROW - CXC unmoved by flood of criticisms about alleged flawed test results

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Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Dr Wayne Wesley, yesterday defended the exam body’s grading system amid howls of protestations across the region about discrepancies in the 2020 results published this week. Hundreds of…

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Family ‘numb’ at killing of soldier

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Twenty-one-year-old Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier, Private Reneil King, fell victim to hoodlums who attacked members of the security forces in Milk River, Clarendon, late Thursday. King was part of a police-military team that was deployed…

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Cuthbert Flynn vows to champion women’s health issues

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State Minister in the Ministry of Health…

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Nude body of Anglican priest found at rectory in Chapelton

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The nude body of Anglican priest Father Larius Lewis was found in the rectory in Chapelton, Clarendon, on Friday. The body was discovered by persons from his church after a report was made to the police that they had not seen him since Wednesday…

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Rape stats spoil improved crime figures in western Ja

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Western Bureau: Except for rape, which has seen troubling increases in Hanover and Trelawny, the latest serious crime statistics for western Jamaica, which had been wearing the dubious tag as the nation’s crime capital over recent years, appear…

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Samuda: Don’t be ungrateful to our seniors

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Minister of Labour and Social Security Karl Samuda has committed to the revision and implementation of the National Policy for Senior Citizens. Samuda, who was making his first presentation as the new portfolio minister, said the framework of the…

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Man crippled by gunman’s bullet pens his story

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“Gunman destroyed my life before I had a chance to dream what I would like to become,” said 38-year-old Kevin Robinson of Sevens Height in Clarendon. Robinson was 16 years old when his body was crippled by bullets that pierced his back. When…

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Correction

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In a Gleaner story headlined: ‘Field hospital opens at Chest’, it was reported that the facility to treat COVID-19 patients was valued at $12 million. However, the hospital, donated by the United States Command to Jamaica, cost the donor some J$114…

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Topaz Christie sparkles to emerge Manning’s School’s top girl

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WESTERN BUREAU: Academic excellence is something 16-year-old Topaz Christie places a great deal of value on. Attaining 11 subjects in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams came as no surprise to the top-performing student at…

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