INDECOM clipped - Appeal Court rules body has no power to arrest cops
The Appeal Court yesterday slapped a restraining order on the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), telling it in a decision that it has no power to investigate, arrest, and prosecute cops.INDECOM has maintained that under Section 20...
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Woman spreads HIV on purpose - After infecting men, she says she has changed
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Approximately 19 years ago, Olivia Whyte* had thoughts of committing suicide when she learnt that she was HIV Positive."I cursed God, and I hated men. I even secretly blamed my family although I knew that they had no influence on my status. I was...
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Police Federation, INDECOM claim victory in Appeal Court ruling
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The Police Federation and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) are claiming...
The Problem with “Bad Mind”
I have a problem with “bad mind.” How can I translate this broad (but at the same time specific) term to non-Jamaicans reading this post? It’s not exactly jealousy, nor is it envy. It’s not the queen in the “fiery green gown” of Jimi Hendrix’ song, although a dash of the green stuff may be […]
Hunger, Obesity and Rural Poverty: All Part of the Same Picture
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is holding the 35th Session of its Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montego Bay next week from March 5 – 8. Among its three top priorities for the meeting are hunger – and, paradoxically, obesity. Both are on the rise in the region. The other […]
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BARTLETT GARNERS INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR DISASTER RESILIENCE CENTRE
Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that a number of key global personalities and professionals are expressing interest to participate, at a very high level, in structuring the region’s first Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre.
The centre, which was first announced during last year’s staging of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference, will be tasked with creating, producing and generating toolkits, guidelines and policies to handle the recovery process for states affected by disasters such as earthquakes, cybercrimes and cyber-attacks, terrorism and health issues that are pandemic or epidemic.
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