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Bert Samuels | Crucifixion of trial by jury
With the exception of treason, murder is the most serious of all criminal offences in Jamaica. In my 38 years of practice, I have witnessed only one case of treason.The time-honoured and sacred principle - that serious offences attracting severe...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, July 28, 2017
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With open arms - Public defender embraces zones of special operations

With the murder rate close to its highest levels in Jamaica, and with the nation cowering in fear and calling for an end to the bloodletting, Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry is declaring that the country can no longer carry out business as...

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Regulations for hemp industry by 2018

Chairperson of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Hyacinth Lightbourne, says regulations being developed to guide a legal hemp industry in Jamaica should be in place next year.She made the disclosure during a session on medical marijuana at the...

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Fowler-Reid ready to conquer Caribbean

Sunshine Girls ace shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid said that she is ready to lead Jamaica to the top of the Caribbean Netball Championships set for St Lucia next month.Fowler-Reid, who returned to the national team on Wednesday, after helping the...

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Casino projects misfire

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett confirmed that the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has cancelled plans to sell land to Celebration Jamaica Development Limited for a casino resort...

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For the Reckord | Ugandan teaches dances with stories

Dance educator and critic Alfdaniels Mabingo didn't originally desire a dance career. "I wanted to be a Catholic priest," he confessed to me after a class at the School of Dance, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, last week. He...

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Editorial | Conjugal visits as prisons collapse
Robert Montague is prone to muddling his priorities. In this case, it is the welfare of prisoners.On Monday, addressing the biennial Diaspora Conference, the national security minister announced a policy for private spousal visits for inmates of...

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Letter of the Day | Minister Montague ahead of his time
THE EDITOR, Sir:I have never liked the word 'conjugal'. It is really a loose combination of three early 16th-century Latin words for 'spouse', 'together', and 'yoke'. For our purposes, it describes private sexual...

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Something Extra | Friday

Scores of Jamaicans in New York came out to support the Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Summer Soiree, while back home, Manor Park welcomed a new Rotary Club. All these and more in your Friday highlights of a little Something Extra.

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World News

Thrill ride OK'd hours before deadly state fair accident

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP):Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung...

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