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Selvin Haye, Wray Palmer promoted to deputy commissioner

Assistant Commissioners of Police Selvin Haye and Wray Palmer have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police. Haye currently works at the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency, while Palmer is attached to the...
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Trelawny cop on corruption charge granted bail

Trelawny policeman Constable Adian Dowding is to return to court on September 20 for allegedly breaching the Corruption Prevention Act. Dowding was offered $400,000 bail when he appeared in the Trelawny Parish Court last Wednesday. It is alleged...
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Going too far? - Court of Appeal ruling raises concerns that parish judges crossing the line

A ruling by the nation's highest court that overstaying in Jamaica is not among the list of offences for which an individual can be deported has triggered concerns that parish court judges have, for years, been overstepping their authority.The...
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Protesters livid over 'fake' Garvey sculpture

The controversial bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, was heavily guarded by security personnel yesterday as protesters unhappy with the look of the sculpture took to nearby Papine to make public...
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'We should have some peace now' - DSP Beeput says Hanover most wanted was a multiple murderer

Western Bureau:With alleged multiple murderer Shernado Leslie now out of the way, Deputy Superintendent of Police Sharon Beeput, the commanding officer for the Hanover Police Division, is confident that some measure of peace should return to the...
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Special zones of operation an 'egregiously unconstitutional scheme'

Declaring crime a national crisis, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has declared that the country's response must not be undermined by partisan political point-scoring. As a result, the Opposition has stated that it will support the...
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Allen proves critics wrong

New national men's 400m champion Nathon Allen said that he set out to prove critics of the overseas collegiate system wrong with his big win at the JAAA National Athletics Championships at the National Stadium last night.The most anticipated event...
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Rivoli trounce Sandals, continue RSPL hunt

A Jeremy Nelson hat-trick handed Rivoli United hopes of qualification to next season's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they defeated Sandals South Coast 4-1 at the Spanish Town Prison Oval in the Magnum/Charley's JB Rum JFF Premier League play...
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'State power run amok' - Appeal court upsizes award 2100% to pilot for confiscated plane

Jamaica's appeal court has massively upsized the award to a Bahamian pilot who had his plane confiscated by the State over unsubstantiated allegations of drug running, capping his two-decade fight for redress.The court effectively increased a lower...
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Pricey Hilton brand worth it - Byles

Chairman of Sagicor Real Estate X Fund Limited, Richard Byles, said last Friday that the multimillion-dollar fees paid to Hilton hotel group for the use of its brand is a good deal.The real-estate investment company owns two hotels outright, for...
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$15m supplied - Concert meets target for paediatric ward

Chairman of the ISSA Trust Foundation Paul Issa is pleased with the support received for Saturday's For the Children charity concert. Held at Couples San Souci Resorts, St Ann, it pulled a huge crowd and allowed the foundation to meet its target of...
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Quality for charity - Superb concert to support St Ann's Bay Hospital

With tickets costing $10,000 and $2,000, patrons certainly got their money's worth as the ISSA Trust Foundation delivered a night of world-class entertainment on Saturday.Although there were only three artistes billed for the night, they were enough...
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Editorial | Another appeal for JAS to disband itself

Nearly seven years ago, in July 2010, this newspaper suggested to the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) that, given its deepening state of atrophy, it should disband itself and make way for a new farmers' organisation with a clear and coherent...
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Michael Abrahams | Does God intervene?

The mere title above will provoke dismissive responses from persons of faith. However, the purpose of this question is not to provide fodder for some pseudo-philosophical discourse aimed at causing Christians...
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Letter of the Day | Productivity key to economic growth

The EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica had a right to celebrate this week when none other than the prime minister signalled to the control room to restart production at Alpart. Associated with this restart of operations are numerous benefits to the surrounding...
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Relieve Reid of information portfolio

THE EDITOR, Sir:I've been watching the Government bleeding slowly since April of last year with regard to communication. Information Minister Ruel Reid is doing an excellent job at the education and youth portfolios, but the information portfolio is...
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Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP):Making a final push, United States President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare".Expressing frustration, he complained about...
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Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

BAHAWALPUR (AP):Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers yesterday to gather...
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'Twas Trending ... BET awards, feuding and a good old love story

From awards to pre-existing wars, we have all the weekend happenings in today's 'Twas Trending.   BET Awards   The highly anticipated BET Awards took place last night, and many tuned in to see the drab, the fab and all the winners...
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Five Benefits of Cucumber

When you think about cucumber, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If it’s a tasty vegetable, then that’s great! But what about the health benefits? The answers will surprise you! See below the fantastic five health...
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