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Festivals Commission backtracks on Ivena ban

Some overnight thinking and early morning fresh legal advice has prompted the Festivals Commission to back down from its stance that calypsonian Lena "Ivena" Phillip would not be allowed to perform if she didn't sign an indemnity agreement with the Festivals...

Teen granted bail in death by dangerous driving case

A Jennings teenager has been granted bail for allegedly causing the death of another teen by dangerous driving. Nicholas Augustine, 19, was allegedly driving the silver Honda Fit car that lost control and smashed into a utility pole, fatally injuring 17-year-old...

Hospital staff remain unpaid

Employees at Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) are still awaiting salary payments due at the end of May. This was confirmed by a hospital official, who said the facility gets paid through capitation – typically a system in which a hospital is paid a fixed amount...

Jamaica’s courts under fire as inmate held for 40 years dies without trial

(Jamaica Gleaner) - Jamaica's courts are being blamed for a human-rights crisis at correctional facilities after an Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) report unearthed that an 81-year-old man died in the custody of a facility after a 40-year wait for...

INTERNATIONAL: Arrests at widespread US protests hit 10,000

(AP) — More than 10,000 people have been arrested in protests decrying racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death, according to an Associated Press tally of known arrests across the United States. The count has grown by the hundreds each day as...

Jamaica: Fugitive on the run for four years apprehended

(Jamaica Gleaner) - A Jamaican man who is wanted in the United States is set to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today for extradition proceedings to begin. The man, who has been identified as Oshane Lewis, 43, otherwise called ‘Danny’, a construction...

Regional: ‘George Floyd’ march to be held in Barbados on Saturday

(Barbados Today) - Attorney General Dale Marshall tonight allowed an exemption from restrictions under the COVID-19 pandemic to organisers of a small protest march near the US Embassy over the extrajudicial killing of an African-American man by a white police officer...

Barbados: Treasury to get $280 million in EFF cash

(Barbados Today) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) again boosted the Government’s coffers after approving almost $280 million under its ongoing funding and economic reform programme with Barbados. The funds were approved after the IMF’s Executive Board and...

Black in America

By Lester E. Flax There comes a time when all parents of a black child in America must face an unfair reality and skillfully tell our child or children that we are not all equal, that we are not all the same, despite the noble sentiments in the preamble to the...

Protestors demand ‘punishment not retirement’ for murder convict

By Latrishka Thomas “Edda deserved an old age too!” “Murderers need to stay in prison!” “No justice, no peace!” Those were some of the messages displayed on signs held by frustrated protestors outside the Fiennes Institute yesterday. On the seventh anniversary of the...

Businesses steadily complying with health inspection programme

By Orville Williams Over 100 business places have so far been registered for inspection, as the Central Board of Health (CBH) commends owners and operators who have heeded the call as part of the ongoing economic reopening. Businesses were urged last week to register...

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