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Hylton wants clarity on Government's import policy following ganja importation saga

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says Prime Minister Andrew Holness' «rebuke» of Industry Minister Aubyn Hill over the importation of ganja from Canada highlights the need for clarification of the Government's...

St Catherine men accused of murder remanded

Two men who allegedly shot and killed a man in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, last year were remanded when they appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court, on Friday. The accused are 30-year-old Shelldon Brown and 20-year-old Gregory...
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St Catherine men accused of murder remanded

Two men who allegedly shot and killed a man in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, last year were remanded when they appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court, on Friday. The accused are 30-year-old Shelldon Brown and 20-year-old Gregory...

Deported businessman freed of fraud charges

Elvis Jones, the Jamaican businessman who was arrested on fraud-related charges after his deportation from Panama last week, has been acquitted. Jones, 52, of Portmore, St Catherine, was facing two counts of fraudulent conversion for allegedly...
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Deported businessman freed of fraud charges

Elvis Jones, the Jamaican businessman who was arrested on fraud-related charges after his deportation from Panama last week, has been acquitted. Jones, 52, of Portmore, St Catherine, was facing two counts of fraudulent conversion for allegedly...

Grange saddened by death of Bishop Ronald Blair

The Minister of Culture, Olivia Grange, says she has been left saddened by the death of Bishop Dr Ronald Blair, who passed away today at age 86. “We give thanks for and celebrate the life of Bishop Dr Ronald Blair who for an...
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Grange saddened by death of Bishop Ronald Blair

The Minister of Culture, Olivia Grange, says she has been left saddened by the death of Bishop Dr Ronald Blair, who passed away today at age 86. “We give thanks for and celebrate the life of Bishop Dr Ronald Blair who for an...

Court ruling doesn't remove current DPP - AG

The Attorney General's Chambers has asserted that today's ruling by the Constitutional Court does not mean Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn will have to vacate the office. The Court ruled that an extension which was...
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Court ruling doesn't remove current DPP - AG

The Attorney General's Chambers has asserted that today's ruling by the Constitutional Court does not mean Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn will have to vacate the office. The Court ruled that an extension which was...

Constitutional Court ruling does not affect decisions made by DPP while in office, says attorney

Cases in which Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn KC ruled on or prosecuted during the time she was in office when she got the second extension cannot be declared to be invalid under the Constitution. The Constitutional Court ruled...
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Constitutional Court ruling does not affect decisions made by DPP while in office, says attorney

Cases in which Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn KC ruled on or prosecuted during the time she was in office when she got the second extension cannot be declared to be invalid under the Constitution. The Constitutional Court ruled...

Portmore gas station worker charged over fraud freed after paying back money

One of four former workers at a gas station in Independence City, Portmore, St Catherine accused of stealing money from the sale of phone cards was freed on Thursday in the parish court after he made restitution. Corey Carter, who was employed as...
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Portmore gas station worker charged over fraud freed after paying back money

One of four former workers at a gas station in Independence City, Portmore, St Catherine accused of stealing money from the sale of phone cards was freed on Thursday in the parish court after he made restitution. Corey Carter, who was employed as...

Over 100 pounds of compressed ganja seized in St Mary, four arrested

Three men and a woman were on Thursday arrested by the police in St Mary arising from the seizure of over 100 pounds of compressed ganja. They are being held on reasonable suspicion of breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act. The police report that...
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Over 100 pounds of compressed ganja seized in St Mary, four arrested

Three men and a woman were on Thursday arrested by the police in St Mary arising from the seizure of over 100 pounds of compressed ganja. They are being held on reasonable suspicion of breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act. The police report that...

Regional police association condemns attacks on Jamaican cops

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC –  The Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Associations (CFPWA) Friday condemned the recent attacks on members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), particularly this week's murder of Constable...
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Regional police association condemns attacks on Jamaican cops

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC –  The Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Associations (CFPWA) Friday condemned the recent attacks on members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), particularly this week's murder of Constable...

Gov’t to appeal constitutional ruling against tenure of DPP

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says the Government will be appealing this morning's decision by the Constitutional Court that the Director of Public Prosecutions' extension was unconstitutional and will be seeking a stay so that Paula...
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Gov’t to appeal constitutional ruling against tenure of DPP

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says the Government will be appealing this morning's decision by the Constitutional Court that the Director of Public Prosecutions' extension was unconstitutional and will be seeking a stay so that Paula...

Jamaican man convicted of robbery nabbed by immigration authorities in US

HARTFORD, CMC – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says agents have arrested a Jamaican man who was convicted of second-degree robbery with a weapon in Connecticut. ICE said that Enforcement and Removal...
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Jamaican man convicted of robbery nabbed by immigration authorities in US

HARTFORD, CMC – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says agents have arrested a Jamaican man who was convicted of second-degree robbery with a weapon in Connecticut. ICE said that Enforcement and Removal...

Body of man with gunshot wounds found in zinc shack in Bog Walk

Detectives assigned to the St Catherine North police have launched an investigation into the shooting death of a 35-year-old man in Bog Walk last night. He has been identified as Kemar Edwards, unemployed, of...
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Body of man with gunshot wounds found in zinc shack in Bog Walk

Detectives assigned to the St Catherine North police have launched an investigation into the shooting death of a 35-year-old man in Bog Walk last night. He has been identified as Kemar Edwards, unemployed, of...

15-y-o Irwin High student fatally stabbed in attack, school in mourning

Students and teachers at Irwin High School in St James are in mourning over the stabbing death of a 15-year-old boy during an attack by a group of students on Thursday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Raniel Plummer.  When our...
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15-y-o Irwin High student fatally stabbed in attack, school in mourning

Students and teachers at Irwin High School in St James are in mourning over the stabbing death of a 15-year-old boy during an attack by a group of students on Thursday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Raniel Plummer.  When our...

JLP chides Ian Hayles over water tank distribution claims, demands apology

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) wants People's National Party (PNP) Westmoreland Western aspirant Ian Hayles to withdraw and apologise for marking claims about the distribution of water tanks in the constituency. Hayles, in a video posted on...
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JLP chides Ian Hayles over water tank distribution claims, demands apology

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) wants People's National Party (PNP) Westmoreland Western aspirant Ian Hayles to withdraw and apologise for marking claims about the distribution of water tanks in the constituency. Hayles, in a video posted on...

22 police stations now using digital records management system

Approximately 22 police stations across the island are now utilising the Station Records Management System (SRMS), allowing citizens to make real-time reports to the police. The system helps in the reduction of time to make applications for certain...
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22 police stations now using digital records management system

Approximately 22 police stations across the island are now utilising the Station Records Management System (SRMS), allowing citizens to make real-time reports to the police. The system helps in the reduction of time to make applications for certain...

She must leave office, says lawyer in constitutional case against DPP Paula Llewellyn

King's Counsel Michael Hylton says Paula Llewellyn will have to step down «as of today» as Jamaica's director of public prosecutions (DPP), barring an appeal, following a court ruling that her extension in the post last year was...
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She must leave office, says lawyer in constitutional case against DPP Paula Llewellyn

King's Counsel Michael Hylton says Paula Llewellyn will have to step down «as of today» as Jamaica's director of public prosecutions (DPP), barring an appeal, following a court ruling that her extension in the post last year was...

Data protection regulator contradicts TAJ, says law supports transparency

Jamaica's data protection regulator says the law does not prevent releasing the names of parties to a contract, contradicting Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) which has refused to name the owners of properties it's leasing. "Mere...
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Data protection regulator contradicts TAJ, says law supports transparency

Jamaica's data protection regulator says the law does not prevent releasing the names of parties to a contract, contradicting Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) which has refused to name the owners of properties it's leasing. "Mere...

15-y-o Irwin High student fatal stabbed in attack, school in mourning

Students and teachers at Irwin High School in St James are in mourning over the stabbing death of a 15-year-old boy during an attack by a group of students on Thursday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Raniel Plummer.  When our...
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15-y-o Irwin High student fatal stabbed in attack, school in mourning

Students and teachers at Irwin High School in St James are in mourning over the stabbing death of a 15-year-old boy during an attack by a group of students on Thursday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Raniel Plummer.  When our...

Former PATH beneficiary is UWI doctoral candidate

The Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) is being hailed by a former beneficiary for “levelling the playing field”. Doctoral candidate Jordon Freeman was presented with the PATH Trailblazer Award by the Ministry of Labour...
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Former PATH beneficiary is UWI doctoral candidate

The Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH) is being hailed by a former beneficiary for “levelling the playing field”. Doctoral candidate Jordon Freeman was presented with the PATH Trailblazer Award by the Ministry of Labour...

VM Group awards winners in iLive iSave iWin Millionaire promotion

The VM Group recently awarded the grand prize winners in its iLive iSave iWin Millionaire promotion. The promotion, an initiative of the VM Building Society (VMBS), was aimed at encouraging consistent saving habits among its members. The promotion...
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VM Group awards winners in iLive iSave iWin Millionaire promotion

The VM Group recently awarded the grand prize winners in its iLive iSave iWin Millionaire promotion. The promotion, an initiative of the VM Building Society (VMBS), was aimed at encouraging consistent saving habits among its members. The promotion...

Well-known Ja-born, Bronx accountant dies

Well-known Jamaica-born Bronx-based accountant, Alfred Simms, has died at the age of 78 years. Simms, who succumbed on April 5 after a long illness, was one of the founding members of the Arnett Gardens Football Club. He was part of the management...
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Well-known Ja-born, Bronx accountant dies

Well-known Jamaica-born Bronx-based accountant, Alfred Simms, has died at the age of 78 years. Simms, who succumbed on April 5 after a long illness, was one of the founding members of the Arnett Gardens Football Club. He was part of the management...

Caribbean Church urged to join UK counterparts in apologising for slavery

Although the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom (UK) issued an official apology to Jamaica and the Caribbean on Sunday for its participation in the dreadful transatlantic slave trade from 1501 to1867, Pastor Bruce Fletcher, chief...
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Caribbean Church urged to join UK counterparts in apologising for slavery

Although the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom (UK) issued an official apology to Jamaica and the Caribbean on Sunday for its participation in the dreadful transatlantic slave trade from 1501 to1867, Pastor Bruce Fletcher, chief...

Prosecution in man’s 2007 cocaine case to justify continuation 17 years later

Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer WESTERN BUREAU: THE ST JAMES Parish Court is expected to hear on Friday whether the prosecution in the case of Mickey Miller, who is before the court on cocaine charges stemming back to 2007 when he was first...
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Prosecution in man’s 2007 cocaine case to justify continuation 17 years later

Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer WESTERN BUREAU: THE ST JAMES Parish Court is expected to hear on Friday whether the prosecution in the case of Mickey Miller, who is before the court on cocaine charges stemming back to 2007 when he was first...

Police seize pistol following Hagley Park Road shooting

A police team reportedly seized a Glock pistol with a magazine containing three rounds of ammunition after being shot at along Hagley Park Road in St Andrew on Thursday. The police say about 2:50 p.m., three men were seen travelling in a...
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Police seize pistol following Hagley Park Road shooting

A police team reportedly seized a Glock pistol with a magazine containing three rounds of ammunition after being shot at along Hagley Park Road in St Andrew on Thursday. The police say about 2:50 p.m., three men were seen travelling in a...

Alleged extortionist granted bail

A St Catherine man who allegedly hit a woman in the face after she refused to pay him extortion money was granted $200,000 bail when he appeared in court on Thursday. Cedric Brooks, who is charged with demanding money by menace and assault...
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Alleged extortionist granted bail

A St Catherine man who allegedly hit a woman in the face after she refused to pay him extortion money was granted $200,000 bail when he appeared in court on Thursday. Cedric Brooks, who is charged with demanding money by menace and assault...

Murder convict loses appeal after 20-year battle

A murder convict who was granted leave to file an appeal 11 years after he was convicted and sentenced in 2004 has lost his appeal. He is Webster Brown, who was convicted in the St Ann Circuit Court on February 5, 2004 and on February 20, 2004...
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Murder convict loses appeal after 20-year battle

A murder convict who was granted leave to file an appeal 11 years after he was convicted and sentenced in 2004 has lost his appeal. He is Webster Brown, who was convicted in the St Ann Circuit Court on February 5, 2004 and on February 20, 2004...

Jamaica-Dominican Republic bilateral aviation agreement yielding significant dividends

The bilateral aviation agreement between Jamaica and the Dominican Republic has fostered increased cultural exchange in tourism and increased commercial trade, thereby facilitating the creation of new business ventures and encouraging additional...
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Jamaica-Dominican Republic bilateral aviation agreement yielding significant dividends

The bilateral aviation agreement between Jamaica and the Dominican Republic has fostered increased cultural exchange in tourism and increased commercial trade, thereby facilitating the creation of new business ventures and encouraging additional...

Man charged with murder following stabbing death of woman in St Ann

Forty-year-old Theron Lugg, otherwise called 'Ruddy', of Windsor Heights, St Ann has been charged with murder following the stabbing death of a woman on Market Street in the parish on April 7. The deceased has been identified as 48-year-old...
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Man charged with murder following stabbing death of woman in St Ann

Forty-year-old Theron Lugg, otherwise called 'Ruddy', of Windsor Heights, St Ann has been charged with murder following the stabbing death of a woman on Market Street in the parish on April 7. The deceased has been identified as 48-year-old...

Mona High closes amid Corporate Area school violence

Mona High School in St Andrew has been closed today and Friday amid ongoing violence among students of several Corporate Area schools. This major development was disclosed in a circular obtained by our news team this morning. It's...
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Mona High closes amid Corporate Area school violence

Mona High School in St Andrew has been closed today and Friday amid ongoing violence among students of several Corporate Area schools. This major development was disclosed in a circular obtained by our news team this morning. It's...

Strike by correctional officers forces adjournment of Clansman Gang trial

Strike action by correctional officers at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre this morning forced an adjournment of the Clansman Gang matter in the Home Circuit Court until July 11. Only nine of the 23 accused men including the alleged gang leader,...
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Strike by correctional officers forces adjournment of Clansman Gang trial

Strike action by correctional officers at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre this morning forced an adjournment of the Clansman Gang matter in the Home Circuit Court until July 11. Only nine of the 23 accused men including the alleged gang leader,...

Planned protest at Steer Town Academy fizzles

A planned protest at Steer Town Academy in St Ann, in support of dismissed principal Sharn Mangol, failed to materialise on Thursday as parents stayed away. Mangol was dismissed by the school board on Tuesday after a disciplinary hearing into a...
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Planned protest at Steer Town Academy fizzles

A planned protest at Steer Town Academy in St Ann, in support of dismissed principal Sharn Mangol, failed to materialise on Thursday as parents stayed away. Mangol was dismissed by the school board on Tuesday after a disciplinary hearing into a...

OEC reiterates need to secure test papers for 2024 exams

The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) has withheld comment on the outcome of a probe into the massive Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) fraud at Steer Town Academy in St Ann, but has underscored the critical necessity for all...
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OEC reiterates need to secure test papers for 2024 exams

The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) has withheld comment on the outcome of a probe into the massive Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) fraud at Steer Town Academy in St Ann, but has underscored the critical necessity for all...

Britain's Prince Harry formally confirms he is now a US resident

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, the son of King Charles III and fifth in line to the British throne, has formally confirmed he is now a US resident. Four years after Harry and his American wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, decamped to a villa...
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Britain's Prince Harry formally confirms he is now a US resident

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, the son of King Charles III and fifth in line to the British throne, has formally confirmed he is now a US resident. Four years after Harry and his American wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, decamped to a villa...

Gregory urges support for auditor general, Integrity Commission

WESTERN BUREAU: Senior clergyman Reverend Dr Howard Gregory is urging Christians to resist the temptation from elected officials to trample and smear the integrity of the Auditor General’s Department and the Integrity Commission. Gregory said...
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Gregory urges support for auditor general, Integrity Commission

WESTERN BUREAU: Senior clergyman Reverend Dr Howard Gregory is urging Christians to resist the temptation from elected officials to trample and smear the integrity of the Auditor General’s Department and the Integrity Commission. Gregory said...

Jamaica’s Taino chief speaks abroad on stories as medicine

Earlier this month, Jamaica’s Taino chief, Kasike Kalaan Nibonrix Kaiman, gave a presentation titled, ‘Stories as medicine: Taino and African Healing and the Environment in Jamaica’, at Northeastern University, a private university with its main...
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Jamaica’s Taino chief speaks abroad on stories as medicine

Earlier this month, Jamaica’s Taino chief, Kasike Kalaan Nibonrix Kaiman, gave a presentation titled, ‘Stories as medicine: Taino and African Healing and the Environment in Jamaica’, at Northeastern University, a private university with its main...

Busy year for Jamaica’s ice hockey

The Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation has confirmed that the senior men’s team will be playing in the Challenger Series of three tournaments April to July 2024. This series involves round robin matches against Puerto Rico and Lebanon, who...
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Busy year for Jamaica’s ice hockey

The Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation has confirmed that the senior men’s team will be playing in the Challenger Series of three tournaments April to July 2024. This series involves round robin matches against Puerto Rico and Lebanon, who...

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