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PNP officials lose appeal in long-running Trafigura matter

Five functionaries of the People’s National Party (PNP) will have to testify in open court in the Trafigura bribery case after the Privy Council this morning upheld the rulings of local courts.  
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The judgment in a nutshell: PNP officials lose Trafigura appeal

Following a ruling of the Privy Council this morning, five functionaries of the People’s National Party (PNP) will now have to testify in open court in the long-running Trafigura bribery. The Privy Council upheld the rulings of local courts....
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The Rev Jeffrey Shuttleworth, pastor of Tarrant Baptist Church and general manager of TBC Radio.

Anti-vaxxer radio war Premium

Religious station TBC Radio has been given an 11-day ultimatum by the Broadcasting Commission to turn over a controversial recording over allegations that it may have misused its licence in airing commentary that the state-issued COVID-19 vaccine...
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Abuse survivors urge victims to leave

WESTERN BUREAU: Following the social-media scandal and assault saga stalking Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament George Wright, two domestic abuse survivors are urging victims to leave their abusive relationships. Abigail Malcolm, councillor...
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A Salute to Woman

Dr Richard Reid administers a dose of COVID-19 Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Grace Bembridge at the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre in St Andrew on Sunday, April 11.

Mobile strategy pitched as Jamaica lags Caribbean in vaccinations

With concerns that high-risk people in deep rural communities have not been netted by the mass vaccination programme over the past six weeks, one public-health expert says the roll-out of the mobile immunisation units could prove crucial in...
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Family in tailspin over shock death of footballer Tremaine Stewart

“I feel like I am out in space, don’t know where I am.” That captured the free fall into which Bishop Beverly Miller Haynes was plunged on Sunday as she sat with senior members of her church processing the shock death of former Jamaica footballer...
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In this file photo from November 2019, then Waterhouse FC player Tremaine Stewart (right) brings the ball down while challenged by Portmore United’s Tevin Shaw during a Jamaica Premier League game at the Spanish Town Prison Oval in St Catherine.

‘A consummate professional’ Premium

The local football fraternity is mourning after news that Dunbeholden FC player Tremaine Stewart passed away yesterday. Stewart collapsed while playing football in his community of Gordon Pen, St Catherine, and was taken to the Spanish Town...
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Watson, Tomlinson Olympic dream ends Premium

The bid by Simon Tomlinson and Kane Watson to qualify for the Olympics is over. However, they have both emerged from the Latin American table tennis qualifying tournament in Rosario, Argentina, with a positive outlook, and Watson says more high-...
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Dianne Ashton-Smith, head of corporate relations at Red Stripe Jamaica.

Red Stripe, JWN falling in line with pay-parity push Premium

Two market-dominant liquor companies that are European-owned say they are abiding by the raft of laws and regulations passed by the European Union over the years to ensure not just equal pay for men and women doing similar work, but also...
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New era for democratised, independent BOJ

In a new marker for central banking in Jamaica, the amended Bank of Jamaica Act took effect on Friday, April 16, giving the BOJ full independence to craft policy based on its priorities for the monetary system. On the eve of the new law taking...
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An elder in the reggae and Rastafarian community, Big Youth, turns 72 today.

‘S90 Skank’ toaster Big Youth has message of peace on his birthday

If legendary toaster Big Youth had one wish for his birthday today, it would be to see love, peace and harmony reign in Jamaica, and he is happy to use whatever platform is available to get his message to the world. “Every day yuh wake up all yuh...
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‘My dad can still send me go shop,’ Big Youth’s lawyer son hails him on his birthday

The name Isat Buchanan is getting more and more attention within and outside of legal circles, as the young attorney takes huge strides up the professional ladder. The son of music legend Big Youth, Buchanan was formally called to the bar in 2017...
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Editorial | Opportunity from the Wright affair

No one would claim that last week’s ruling by House Speaker Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert in the George Wright affair was based on anything other than conviction and principle, rather than a tactical move to help her party and the Government manoeuvre...
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Everton Thomas | Jamaican society has failed women

The brutal slaying of 20-year-old Khanice Jackson last month is not only unforgettable, but also unjustifiable. Mother, if you can hear me through your grief and anguish, I feel your pain. I wish to express sincere condolences to you and your...
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Letter of the Day | Teach boys to respect girls and their decisions

THE EDITOR, Madam: The article by Dr Michael Abrahams, ‘Teach boys not to rape’, in The Gleaner of April 13, is a timely and relevant one. I am concurring with Dr Abrahams that most of the teachings about sexual issues are taught to our daughters...
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Condom culture contributes to abuse of women and children

THE EDITOR, Madam: We have become accustomed to hearing the condom ad with the jingle “do it for your best life”. The downside, of course, is when the ‘number one’ finds out there is a ‘number two, three, four, etc’. The turmoil of heartbreak...
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In this Tuesday, April 13 photo, people rally outside of the Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, during a rally to support voting rights and end voter suppression.

Faith leaders join in decrying voting restrictions

In Georgia, faith leaders are asking corporate executives to condemn laws restricting voting access – or face a boycott. In Arizona and Texas, the clergies have assembled outside the state capitols to decry what they view as voter-suppression...
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Navalny’s team calls protests amid reports of failing health

MOSCOW (AP): Associates of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called on Sunday for massive protests in the heart of Moscow and St Petersburg on Wednesday, saying Navalny’s health is deteriorating severely during a hunger strike....
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