Immigration Rollback - Diaspora leaders want Biden-Harris admin to reverse draconian measures affecting Caribbean expatriates

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Leaders of the Jamaican diaspora in the United States have expressed their belief that a Biden-Harris administration will roll back President Donald Trump’s draconian immigration policies, which have targeted family reunification as well as legal…

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Immigration Roll back - Diaspora leaders want Biden-Harris admin to reverse draconian measures affecting Caribbean immigrants

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Leaders of the Jamaican diaspora in the United States have expressed their belief that a Biden-Harris administration will roll back President Donald Trump’s draconian immigration policies, which have targeted family reunification as well as legal…

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Correctional officer dies after being stabbed in prison

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An investigation has been launched into the death of a correctional officer who was stabbed by an inmate at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre yesterday morning. The deceased is Jimel Westley. The Gleaner understands that at about 9:45 a…

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Farmers count losses as Gov’t pledges support

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The agriculture ministry has fast-tracked the provision of resources to cushion the economic stress heaped on farmers across the island following a spell of heavy rains in recent times. More than $600 million has been earmarked to support farmers…

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Sir Hilary suggests bipartisan solution to Mona Commons challenge

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Vice-chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles, says the informal settlement of Mona Commons in St Andrew remains a challenge for the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and its development. For years, the…

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INDECOM, JCF probe reports of cops turning persons away after curfew

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Both the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have launched investigations into reports of persons being turned away from police stations during curfew hours. The investigations were initiated…

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St James mosquito index hits record high in October

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WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Health Department says the parish’s mosquito Aedes index, the indicator for the geographical spread of the dengue virus, had soared to a record 25.6 per cent at the end of October, which is a steep climb over the 13.2…

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Senate approves new electrical inspection regulations

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The Electricity (Electrical Work, Registration and Licensing) Regulations, 2020, was approved in the Senate yesterday and will replace the archaic method of registering electricians. Jamaica has been ailing for decades with limited numbers of…

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Bongo Herman sends off Toots and Striker Lee with music

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Two 45 records placed on the chests of Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert and Edward ‘Bunny Striker’ Lee, with music from the ‘60s era, is how long-time friend and fellow musician Herman Davis, popularly known as ‘Bongo Herman’, chose to part with the…

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Missing resident of Missionaries of the Poor leaves sister puzzled

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The disappearance of 41-year-old Ansel Morgan from the Faith Centre Missionaries of the Poor (MOP) facility on Monday, November 9, has left his sister, Shemell James, and the operators of the facility bemused as to his whereabouts and how he could…

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