Ruling in Reid, Pinnock corruption case for December

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Chief parish judge Chester Crooks signalled yesterday to the prosecution and defence in the corruption case against former education minister Ruel Reid, Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) president Fritz Pinnock and their co-accused that he could…

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Increased poverty looms - World Bank official says pandemic, climate change unleashing economic hardships

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Extreme global poverty is projected to rise this year to unprecedented levels and Jamaica will be among the hardest hit countries, as the ongoing fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic, combines with the impact of conflict and climate change…

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Tapia should have been reined in earlier, says Ambassador Ward

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Former ambassador and deputy permanent representative of Jamaica to the United Nations, Curtis Ward, said United States top diplomat Donald Tapia’s “constant meddling” in the country’s affairs should have been nipped in the bud and not allowed to…

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TVJ wins court battle against gay activist

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Maurice Tomlinson, an LGBT activist, yesterday declared that Jamaicans will not receive justice until the “archaic” anti-sodomy law has been repealed. This after the Court of Appeal has dismissed a case brought by Tomlinson over Television Jamaica…

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Internet at last for Wood Hall Primary

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Wood Hall Primary School Principal Elisa Craig was on vacation but could not miss Thursday’s historic event to celebrate her institution finally getting Internet service after years of waiting. She could barely contain her excitement as the service…

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Tufton urges cooperation to reduce spread of COVID

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WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is urging the residents of Cornwall Courts in St James, which is under a special curfew owing to an increase in COVID-19 cases in that community, to work with the local health…

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PNPYO gen sec endorses Golding for president

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Mark Golding has picked up the endorsement of General Secretary of the People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO), Dexroy Martin, as word reaching The Gleaner is that 14 of the 21 delegates of the group have thrown their support behind the…

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Children battling cancer make use of virtual learning

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While there are concerns about online learning from different sectors, the opportunity to attend classes, even while hospitalised, has been a welcome one for children with chronic medical conditions such as those diagnosed with cancer. Paediatric…

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J’cans in US debate health insurance - Controversial Affordable Care Act could determine outcome of Nov 3 elections

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Health insurance and the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) is among the issues on which the outcome of the November 3 United States Presidential and Congressional elections hang. US President Donald Trump is seeking to have the…

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Committee wants to wrap sex harassment review by March

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Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is hoping that the Joint Select Committee on the Sexual Harassment Act 2020 can complete deliberations by March 2021 to speed up the passing of legislation that will give protection to hundreds of victims suffering in…

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