Elderly man found guilty of gun crimes, robbery dies in police custody

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An elderly man who was scheduled to be sentenced on Friday for gun-related crimes has died in police custody. Dudley Watt, 65, reportedly collapsed inside a lock-up at Central Police Station, in downtown Kingston, yesterday. He was later pronounced…

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COVID VACCINE REALITY CHECK - Few Jamaicans will get hands on shield against virus

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A down payment has already been made for Jamaica to access the coronavirus vaccine for a sliver of the population once it becomes available, but failure to immunise a significant number of nationals is unlikely to eliminate COVID-19 in the north…

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Flood bill could double, says PM

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While not announcing a new estimate for flood damage to roads and other infrastructure on the weekend, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said on Tuesday that the new bill could surpass the more than $2 billion originally tabulated after the country was…

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Lots of chicken for Christmas

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There will be more than enough chicken meat on Jamaican dinner plates for Christmas. That assurance was given on Tuesday by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green after fielding questions from opposition members of parliament, who…

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‘Wi likkle but wi tallawah’ - Golding warns that small Opposition will have outsize power in reining in corruption

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Newly appointed Leader of the Opposition Mark Golding sent a strong message to the Holness administration on Tuesday, warning that he would keep the Government in check and be fearless in reining in corruption and malfeasance. Golding, 55,…

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St Ann principals hopeful for better turnout on day two of pilot

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All three schools in St Ann that are part of a two-week coronavirus pilot reported a generally successful resumption of face-to-face classes on Tuesday although student absences put a slight damper on turnout expectations. Christine Badal-McBean…

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Resurrect COVID-19 committee, Golding appeals

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In his maiden presentation to the House of Representatives as the new opposition leader, Mark Golding chided the Government for failing to reconstitute the COVID-19 select committee, which he said denied members of the Opposition the opportunity to…

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Flood nightmare - ’70s songbird falls on hard times

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Going through hell. That’s how struggling 1970s reggae songbird Yvonne Sterling summed up her life after a weekend of flood rains swamped her humble home. Sterling, 64, is one of scores of residents of Riverside Drive in New Haven, western St…

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Private sector offers $30m to help farmers recover

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The private sector is partnering with the Government to get farmers back into production quickly and reduce the need for imports by providing millions of dollars in supplies as the Christmas season approaches. Minister of Agriculure Floyd Green is…

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Opposition wants gov’t to rescind Dry Harbour mining permit

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Opposition Spokesperson on Land and Housing, Sophia Frazer-Binns, says the Government must rescind the Ministerial order which overrides the decision of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) not to grant mining/quarrying…

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