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Main witness recalled at 'death squad' trial

The main prosecution witness in the so-called police death squad trial returned to the witness stand today, testifying how he pointed out Corporal Roan Morrison as the person who shot and killed a Clarendon man in February 2010. The witness, whose...
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Most major crimes in Clarendon committed by youths below age 29 — police

Head of the Clarendon police Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron Powell says most major crimes in Clarendon are committed by youths below the age of 29. Superintendent Cameron Powell said persons who are 29 years and younger form the majority of...
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30 years broken - Cornwall hit by decades of neglect; needs $100m-plus maintenance budget

Western Bureau:Calvin G. Brown, the outspoken former chairman of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says lack of adequate funding and poor maintenance are to blame for the problems now plaguing Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay,St...
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Police killings shoot up - INDECOM alarmed at 55% jump

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) expressed concern yesterday about a spike in the number of police fatal shootings reported since the start of the year.In 58 days, at least 31 people have been shot dead by the security forces,...
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Jimmy Cliff takes ecotourism to Somerton.

St Ann can do better - Earl Jarrett

An outdated economic model is responsible for St Ann being one of the poorest parishes in Jamaica, says Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer of The Jamaica National Group (JN Group)."The parish has a resource-based economy which has moved little...
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Dealing with abuse

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I'm seeking advice on behalf of a relative who has been in the US since 2003. She went to the US on a hotel work programme and was living in New Hampshire. The following year, she got married, and her husband started the...
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Goodison says work being undermined

Director of boxing at the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC), Kingsley Goodison, has denied rumours about the events surrounding his team's trip to Trinidad and Tobago recently for a competition.A source who did not wish to be named told The...
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NBL to return later this year

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Dr Mark Broomfield, is reassuring basketball fans that the National Basketball League (NBL) competition will take place this year.The NBL, which is the island's premier basketball tournament,...
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Saudi Aramco to invest US$7b in oil hub

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday that oil major Saudi Aramco will invest US$7 billion in a mammoth oil-processing hub in Malaysia, making it the single largest investor in the Southeast Asian country.The announcement came on the...
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Oscars mistake a blot on consulting firm's reputation

For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards. Now it’s hard-won image as a dependable partner is under threat. The company has apologised for a...
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Laughter, lyrics for the Lord

The large turnout; engaging performances from stand-up comedians Leighton Smith, Ity and Fancy Cat, and Bello and Blakka; plus performances by gospel artistes iWorship, Rondell Positive and Kevin Downswell indicated that Saturday's inaugural Praise...
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Blakka stops resisting Master's call

Owen 'Blakka' Ellis accepted the Lord's calling in October 2016, but getting to that point was akin to Saul on the road to Damascus."It is funny. It came about because I was resisting it, actually," Ellis told The Gleaner at the inaugural staging of...
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Editorial | By any means necessary - including dancehall

In a 2016 National Public Radio (NPR) article on his book on how to teach in America's mainly black urban schools, Christopher Emdin gave an anecdote of his own experience as a student.One day in the 10th grade, the classroom door slammed. Young...
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Beauty queen has bigger balls than men

I must confess that one of my favourite characters over the years of watching each season of the local poppy show has been Lisa Hanna.In a career now spanning decades, she has played the roles of bright young reporter, queen of all the beautiful...
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Letter of the Day | Dancehall scapegoat for crime and violence

Dancehall scapegoat for crime and violenceTHE EDITOR, Sir:In light of the comments made by former Minister of Culture Lisa Hanna, the age-old argument surrounding dancehall and its effects on violence and crime is again back in the cross hairs.I...
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Hanna on right side of history

THE EDITOR, Sir:Anyone who is suggesting that Opposition Member of Parliament and Spokesperson on Culture Lisa Hanna's comments about Vybz Kartel's capacity to record and air his music, while serving time for a murder charge, as being akin to...
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‘Alarmingly high’ number of anti-migrant crimes – report

Alarmingly high number ofanti-migrant crimes - reportBERLIN (AP):Migrants and their homes in Germany faced more than 3,500 attacks in 2016, a number that is "alarmingly high and cause for concern," a German official said on Monday, while adding that...
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Police find three dismembered bodies in southern city

Police find dismembered bodies in southern cityMEXICO CITY (AP):Police in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero have found three dismembered bodies on the side of a highway.Pieces of the hacked-up, decapitated bodies were found in bags alongside the...
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The Oscar Envelopes-How they work

LOS ANGELES (AP) By now everyone has had their full and then some talking about the final moments of last night's Academy Awards that will go down in history. The musical "La La Land" was erroneously announced as the winner of the...
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Oscar trends — Gold, reds, birds, laces and sequins

  And the red carpet goes to ... the women in red, for one, with equal accolades for shiny and shimmery gold worthy of the Oscars, this and all years. Long sleeves and belts played major roles yesterday in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre,...
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Kingston Wharves leading Caribbean cooperation

Kingston Wharves leading Caribbean cooperationRecognised as the leading multi-purpose port in the Caribbean, Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) was again chosen to host the Caribbean Shipping Association's (CSA) Exchange Study Programme. The programme...
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SAJ supports Sigma

SAJ supports Sigma runThe Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) joined more than 200 companies to support this year's staging of the Sigma 5K road race.The region's largest road race, Sigma raised $50.5 million to contribute to the Bethlehem Home...
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Environmentalist bats for the Cockpit Country

Despite the Cockpit Country having 'protected area' designation, environmentalist Hugh Dixon is still worried that the Government could still try to extract the estimated 300 million tons of bauxite in the region, which spans sections of Trelawny...
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... Area crucial to Ja's water security - Report

Western Bureau:A Technical report prepared by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Centre for Environmental Management, in September 2013, noted that residents are in agreement that the Jamaica National Heritage Trust should seek a nomination of...
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