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Police spokesperson claims Van der Sloot confession


 LIMA – Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a U.S. teen in Aruba, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room, a police spokesman said.Peru’s chief po...

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Politics of Clinton’s Barbados meeting


by RICKEY SINGHSECRETARY OF STATE Hilary Clinton is scheduled to arrive in Barbados tonight for a one-day meeting tomorrow with Caribbean foreign ministers to discuss issues pertaining to mutual co-operation with a special ...

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Tivoli residents angered by permit system


KINGSTON - The people of Tivoli Gardens Monday woke up to a permit system which was introduced, without prior notice, to monitor movement in and out of the troubled community. The discomfort was evident as long queues of gr...

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On edge at home

On edge at home


DORAN MORRIS is absolutely terrified of remaining in her Government unit at Block 10E Rosemont, Deacons Road, St Michael.For more than 20 years the house has been cracking, leaking and, according to her, sinking.But on Sund...

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Hospital boss: Efforts made to resolve issues


Chief Executive Officer of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Dr Dexter James has expressed disappointment over the National Union of Public Workers' (NUPW) protest action yesterday morning.He said there were concerted eff...

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AG: Include men in gender equality plans


by GERCINE CARTERMen must be included in any policy initiatives aimed at achieving  gender equality, says Acting Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.Delivering the feature address at the Ninth Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Minist...

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‘Properly trained lifeguards a must’


Properly prepared lifeguards are the key to preventing drowning and other aquatic injuries in Barbados, says special projects officer with the National Conservation Commission, Ricardo Marshall.Speaking on the eve of World ...

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‘Playing politics’ at QEH


 A HIGH-RANKING member of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) thinks the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has become a playground for politicians.Acting deputy general secretary of the NUPW, Roslyn Smith, made this charge b...

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St Michael man charged with molesting boys


A 41-year-old St Michael man is to appear in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today on charges of indecently assaulting four boys.St Elmo Wilbert Lewis of Clevedale Road, Black Rock, is accused of committing the molestat...

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10 million to repair Jamaican tourism


KINGSTON – With Jamaica’s tourism status on life support after images of gun violence and mayhem were plastered across websites, newspapers and TV screens last month, the government is seeking to give it a jolt of energy wi...