25 per cent spike in civilian killings by the security forces

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The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has raised an alarm over the number of incidents where criminals violently attacked members of the security forces. This has contributed to a spike in the number of civilians killed by members…

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Jodian Fearon fight not over - Buchanan wants video evidence released

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The lawyer representing the family of Jodian Fearon, the first-time mother whose death drew national outrage because she was denied access to healthcare at several hospitals, has strongly disagreed with the decision of Jamaica’s chief prosecutor…

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Scrap elitist PEP system, urges JTA president - Gabriel wants zoning or random high-school placements

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Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Jasford Gabriel is appealing to the Government to make adjustments to the performance-based placement system for students leaving primary schools for secondary studies, calling for a zoning system or a…

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MoBay call centre shut down over COVID breaches

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WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Health Department on Wednesday ordered the Teleperformance Call Centre in Montego Bay Freeport closed after the outsourcing entity was accused of operating in contravention of coronavirus laws, with 18 cases of COVID-19…

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Gunmen murder 70-y-o in Patrick City

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A Patrick City shopkeeper said on Wednesday that she was still traumatised by the gun murder of a 70-year-old man in the western St Andrew community the night before. The killing of Maurice Bailey, otherwise called ‘Beenie’ or ‘Likkle B’, has…

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All 27 COVID-positive farm workers are J’cans

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The 27 migrant farmer workers who reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus at an apple farm in Vermont in the United States last weekend are all Jamaicans, Champlain Orchards confirmed yesterday. In a telephone interview with The Gleaner, a…

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PSOJ calls for committeetalks to resolve oversight issues

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The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has joined the call for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to re-evaluate his position on the matter of the chairmanship of the sessional committees of the House of Representatives. “We strongly…

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Extradition threat looms as David Smith leaves prison

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WESTERN BUREAU: Former Olint investment boss David Smith has been released from prison in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), but his lawyer, Oliver Smith, says he is not out of the woods as extradition to the USA still hangs over his head. Smith,…

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Prison pain - From bedbugs to water woes, elderly inmates live in filth, says INDECOM

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The country’s two largest correctional facilities now house 103 inmates over the age of 60, and the Independent Commissions of Investigations (INDECOM) says the conditions under which they and other prisoners are being held violate both local and…

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UK appoints new trade envoy to Ja

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British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad says the appointment of Darren Henry as the new trade envoy to the Commonwealth Caribbean further signals the UK’s trade and investment ambitions in the region. The appointment was made by UK Prime…

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