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D-Day for Kartel & co: Court to hand down retrial decision by July 31
The prosecution is pushing for a retrial despite the likelihood that two of the accused who are charged with the murder along with entertainer Vybz Kartel would have finished their sentence if convicted again. “We are accepting that by the time we...

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Today's Issue Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Lead Stories

BILL BATTLE

A $530,000 National Water Commission (NWC) bill generated for an unoccupied house in New Harbour Village, St Catherine, has left the homeowner “distressed” amid her inability to move in. Sylvia Saunders said the state-run entity sent her a text...

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News

Ministry partnering with churches to take alternative justice services to citizens

THE MINISTRY of Justice is seeking to increase collaboration with churches and other stakeholders to bring information about the alternative justice programmes to citizens. This was disclosed by portfolio minister Delroy Chuck during a church...

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Sports

Back in the thick of it

OLYMPIC CHAMPION in 2016, Omar McLeod, has thrown his hat into the ring with the Olympics and just as importantly, Jamaicas National Championships, fast approaching. Having run quite sparingly this season, yesterday, at the World Athletics World...

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Business

FosRich USA launches from Tennessee base

FosRich USA is now up and running from its base in Tennessee. The associate of FosRich Company Limited has entered the United States in the niche space as a BME, or black and minority ethnic business, targeting Tennessee, New York, Texas, Kentucky...

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Entertainment

Miss Manchester Festival Queen vows to champion special needs

The special needs and disabled communities will be the focus of the newly crowned Miss Manchester Festival Queen Shonnoya Houston during her reign. The 25-year-old special educator shared the details of her community project following her...

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Commentary

Editorial | Ombudsman ECJ and AI

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has not – insofar as this newspaper is aware – offered an assessment of its performance as the political ombudsman, a job it inadvisably accepted on the eve of last Februarys municipal elections. If a...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | More needs to be done for pensioners
THE EDITOR, Madam: Jamaica is facing a demographic shift characterised by an ageing population and declining birth rates. This poses significant economic and social challenges, particularly for pensioners who have not seen a real increase in their...

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Lifestyle

Something Extra | Wednesday

The Norman Manley Law School (NMLS) recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a grand gala. The event brought together past students, attorneys, and other notable guests who have been a part of the NMLS journey. Fashion was the unanimous...

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Health

Alpha liopic acid and its benefits for individuals with diabetes

DIABETIC NEUROPATHY is a prevalent complication of diabetes that affects the nerves, leading to discomfort and reduced sensation in affected areas. This condition arises due to prolonged exposure to high blood sugar levels, which can damage the...

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World News

Country told to brace for ‘draconian' firearms legislation

ST GEORGES (CMC): Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell has described as ‘draconian” the new firearm legislation that is intended to go into effect on August 1, this year. The amended legislation provides for a maximum jail term of 40 years for anyone...

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