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The stoic Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown's facial expression remained unchanged yesterday when he was found guilty on all three counts of murder by a six-member jury in a packed courtroom at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.Brown was on...

Born to a poor family in Manchester, from as young as three years old, the crack of dawn on Saturdays always found Chevano Baker journeying to Christiana Market with his parents to sell dry goods to secure money for school.It is this colourful 15-...

Jamaica needs to desist from its practice of excessive borrowing if the country is to grow economically, stressed Prime Minister Andrew Holness.He made this declaration yesterday during a National Competitiveness Council Meeting, held at the Office...

WESTERN BUREAU:Five-year-old Tamelia Thompson knew that her sisters, Tiara and Tiana, were dead long before her teachers confirmed her premonition."We saw her crouched in a corner, praying," said Carolyn Brown, principal of the Providence Heights...

The passage of the Road Traffic Act 2018 in Parliament on Tuesday brought some measure of relief for Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC)."Thank God!" Jones said yesterday.However, he quickly cautioned that the...

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the leading cause of death in Jamaica over the past 30 years, and while there has been an explosion of initiatives...

A year and a half after its establishment, the Caribbean Maritime Merchant Marine Cadet Corps (CMMC), the newest uniform group in high schools in Jamaica and an operational arm of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), is already showing signs of...

Twenty-four persons with either a PhD or a master's degree were not shortlisted to fill the post of chief executive officer (CEO) of the Universal Service Fund (USF), a report from the state-owned agency has revealed.Instead, the board of directors...

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has secured a deal with a company that will purchase at least 30,000 boxes of coffee beans at a reasonable price from coffee farmers."One company stopped buying coffee last week,...

WESTERN BUREAU:Cognisant of the kind of damage that crime could do to the image of Falmouth, the hub of the nation's cruise shipping, the mayor of the Trelawny parish capital, Councillor Colin Gager, is hopeful that a number of upcoming projects...
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