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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-12 01:16:14 -0700 | political-news

F ormer Governor General Sir Howard Felix Hanlan Cooke died yesterday afternoon at the age of 98. Born on November 13, 1915, in the community of Goodwill in St James, Cooke was installed as Governor General of Jamaica at King's...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-28 08:40:52 -0700 | political-news

The charge by the Reverend Garnett Roper comes amid reports that some pastors used yesterday's Sunday services to encourage their members to join a protest planned for today outside the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI)...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-23 01:43:21 -0700 | political-news

Tyrone Thompson, Staff Reporter There has been an increase in the number of children being hauled before the courts on serious charges, with five juveniles convicted last year of either murder or manslaughter. Figures from the Department of Correctional Services...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-23 01:43:21 -0700 | political-news

Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, has pledged to establish a special facility for police personnel who may have run afoul of the law. The promise has come, Bunting explained, in a bid to prevent lawmen,...
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Source: The New Zealand Herald

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-16 17:26:03 -0700 | political-news

Jamaica (AP) Police in Jamaica say a missing U.S. man has been found dead on the compound of a resort in northern Jamaica where he was vacationing. The communications unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has identified the dead tourist...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-18 01:41:14 -0700 | political-news

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer The attorney for St Andrew businessman Bruce Bicknell is seeking to make it clear that his client got no special treatment after prosecutors announced yesterday they would not go ahead with the last remaining corruption charge...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Spanish Town :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-29 02:01:12 -0700 | political-news

Jermaine Francis, Staff Reporter Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson is urging that the debate over Jamaica's buggery law be framed within the context of current world trends and the realities that various differences exist in the society...He said the society...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-24 01:36:06 -0700 | political-news

The Denham Town Police Station has often been the flashpoint of the tempestuous relationship that existed for decades between police and residents from that west Kingston community. Claims of extrajudicial killings and police brutality have triggered some explosive confrontations between...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Spanish Town :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-29 02:01:09 -0700 | political-news

Patterson has implored the country to hold politicians and those in public office to a higher standard. Addressing a Rotary Club of Spanish Town meeting on Tuesday evening at the Police Officers Club in St Andrew, Patterson said in these...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-29 02:01:08 -0700 | political-news

University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Anthony Harriott will join Barbadian Sir David Simmons and former appeals court judge Hazel Harris in presiding over a commission of enquiry into the May 2010 police-military operation in West Kingston. Governor General...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-30 02:06:27 -0700 | political-news

Nearly one month after announcing Dr Vin Lawrence as the head of an implementation team to drive Jamaica's base-load energy project, the Cabinet has not yet pinned down the exact duties the six-member team will be required to execute. "The...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-30 02:06:27 -0700 | political-news

THE police yesterday arrested Omar 'Dawdie' Spaulding in Denham Town, west Kingston, and recovered three illegal weapons from an apartment he shared with his common-law wife and a child. Superintendent Leon Clunis described Spaulding as "one of the major violence...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-30 02:06:26 -0700 | political-news

Jermaine Francis, Staff Reporter New research highlighting the correlation between gender and corruption has found that the most common difference in how men and women experience corruption is through sexual exploitation...According to the study, sexual abuse and exploitation are seen...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-24 01:34:56 -0700 | political-news

Christopher Serju, Gleaner Writer As the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) grapples with losses due to electricity theft, many innocent Jamaicans continue to pay with their lives for the decision of others to steal electricity from the national grid.
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-24 01:34:54 -0700 | political-news

Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer Runaway Bay, St Ann: Just metres away from the Ambiance Hotel in Runaway Bay, St Ann, stands a small wooden shack, maybe 10 feet by five feet, with a zinc roof. The building is painted in...
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