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Passports seized   in visa raid

Passports seized   in visa raid


KINGSTON - Hundreds of passports were seized and one man taken into custody when police raided an illegal visa operation at John's Lane, downtown Kingston. Police from the Flying Squad, led by Superintendent Cornwall "Bigga...

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Kamla opts out of Clinton meeting


PORT-OF-SPAIN - Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar blanked yesterday's Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting with United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Barbados, because she felt it was an insult to the peo...

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July 9 by-elections for Dominica


 ROSEAU - Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Monday named July 9 as the date for the by-elections in two constituencies, one month after the Speaker of the Dominica parliament, Alix Boyd Knights, declared the seats of two opp...

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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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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...

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Businesses told: beware of con artists


GEORGE TOWN – Scammers, skimmers, crooked contractors and fake charity organisers were among the wide range of con artists about whom members of Cayman’s business community were warned at a fraud seminar held last week.Spea...

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Lawyers: Reinstate top cop or else . . .


CASTRIES - Lawyers for former police commissioner, Ausbert Regis, have told the St Lucia government to re-instate their client this week or face legal action. Prime Minister Stephenson King last week announced that Regis ha...

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Tivoli residents ‘not paying electricity bills’


KINGSTON - The West Kingston enclave of Tivoli Gardens and seven neighbouring communities are robbing the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) of an estimated JAM$271 million in revenue each year. Hundreds of residents of t...

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Gruesome  find in  Tivoli  Gardens

Gruesome find in Tivoli Gardens


KINGSTON - The gruesome discovery by security forces of shallow graves - one with the body of a person who was buried standing - and a suspected torture chamber was shared with journalists covering the ongoing search of Tiv...

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Haiti – in the eye of the storm

Haiti – in the eye of the storm


HAITI IS JUST NOW beginning to recover from a devastating earthquake earlier this year, and that only slowly according to aid agencies. But with forecasters predicting a particularly severe hurricane season ahead, the Carib...