UCHENCE LET-DOWN - Gang leader hit hard but cop hurt by cronies’ short sentences

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Despite convicted gangster Uchence Wilson being slapped with a 26-year prison term, perceived lighter sentences for some of his eight cronies dishonour the memories of their victims, a senior Jamaican police officer has said. Wilson’s marauding…

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Full List | Mark Golding names 19-member shadow Cabinet

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Opposition Leader Mark Golding has named a nineteen-member shadow cabinet with 18 portfolios. Among the notable changes is the removal of former People’s National Party Chairman Fitz Jackson as national security spokesman. He has been…

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$1m fine for killer joyride

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A Britain-born woman who went on a high-speed joyride through two parishes, ending in a spectacular crash that killed two persons, has been sentenced to a fine of just under $1 million. Veronica Bennett, 38, pleaded guilty last month to two counts…

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Christmas comes early for blind couple - Expatriate gifts new roof to lovebirds

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The love story of a blind St Catherine couple living under a leaky roof tugged at the heart-strings of a Jamaican expatriate who has given them an early Christmas present. The cacophony of banging hammers was paradoxically music to the ears of…

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Disabled jittery over sex abuse risk

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The nine-month-long disappearance of visually impaired university student Jasmine Deen and speculation that she might have been the victim of a sex predator has created anxiety in the blind community. Deen, a student at The University of the West…

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Bunting takes Senate seat tomorrow

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Opposition Leader Mark Golding has defended choosing Peter Bunting, the former Manchester Central member of parliament who launched a failed bid for the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP) last year, to fill the vacant Senate seat on…

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$50m COVID lifeline for children’s homes

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WESTERN BUREAU: Rosalee Gage-Grey, the CEO of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), says children’s homes have received roughly $50 million in extra grants and additional donations from corporate Jamaica and citizens during the…

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We had to accept deportees, says Gov’t

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Thirteen Jamaica-born migrants were deported from the United Kingdom yesterday on a chartered flight, which landed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. News of the planned deportation flight had resulted in a backlash in Jamaica…

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Violence a real threat for CPFSA field investigators

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Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) officers have been facing verbal and physical abuse as they intervene in situations that , may sometimes necessitate the removal of a child from a home. Stacy-Ann Lindsay, head of the…

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Commish vows to turn up heat on gangsters

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Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has said that with the country seeing an uptick in gang-related homicides and shootings, the security forces will be intensifying efforts to dismantle criminal organisations. Speaking at a press…

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