Tackle abortion issue now - Cuthbert Flynn wants Jamaicans to think more progressive following Argentina’s landmark ruling

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Following Argentina’s landmark ruling last week to legalise abortion, Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert Flynn is hoping the controversial issue can be placed back on the parliamentary agenda and a conscience vote be pursued to amend the existing…

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Jamaica strong example of democracy - British ambassador says US can learn a lot from Caribbean country

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Britain’s top diplomat here held up Jamaica’s strong democratic traditions as an example to the world as he blasted United States (US) President Donald Trump for the rioting that unfolded at the US Capitol building in Washington on Wednesday. Four…

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Justice system empowered by strength of women

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Ten members of the judiciary, nine of whom are females, were yesterday appointed to serve at higher levels within Jamaica’s justice system. Appointed were Vivene Harris, who will serve as Judge of Appeal, effective January 11; Carole Barnaby, who…

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Richie Poo alive, but in critical condition

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Contrary to earlier reports, reputed gangster Richie Poo remains hospitalised in critical condition, the police told our news team yesterday. On Wednesday, several persons, including family members and law enforcement officers, had reported that he…

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Education must continue - - Minister says advancement of students must be top priority

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“We can’t lay down our arms in terms of the education of our students. It has to continue,” stressed Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams. And she is beseeching parents to match her passion and determination, calling on…

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‘I have cried every morning’ - Butch Stewart’s other ‘son’ Dalton Smith hails him as a blessing

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WESTERN BUREAU: Dalton ‘Red Yute’ Smith has cried every morning since Tuesday, unable to temper his mourning for the man he called ‘Father’, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, whose life was celebrated yesterday at the chapel at Sandals Montego Bay in St…

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Full List | 23 senior police officers transferred

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Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has announced the transfer of 23 senior officers. All but one will take effect from January 25, 2021. In a statement, the police corporate communications unit said the transfers are part of the…

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St Thomas man dies after gun attack, house set on fire

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The St Thomas Police are working to establish a motive for the murder of a 28-year-old man whose death is the first homicide recorded in the parish for the New Year. He has been identified as Kemar Bailey, otherwise called ‘Canine’ and…

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Motorists warned to expect delays on Gordon Town Road alternative route

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Motorists who use Savage Pen Road in St Andrew should expect delays on that roadway over the course of the next week. The National Works Agency (NWA) says activities have been ramped up and are now concentrated in the northern section of the…

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Woodglen Drive in St Andrew to be closed for demolition works

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A section of Woodglen Drive in St Andrew, close to its intersection with Hagley Park Road, will be closed on Sunday, to facilitate demolition works by the National Works Agency (NWA). The closure will commence at 7:00 a.m. and will continue until 6…

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