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Last updated: 2014-12-18 12:30:38

NETBALL: Jamaica bids for 2016 AFNA Championships
Jamaica is hoping to host the next Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) Championships in 2016.

Lawyer for alleged death-squad cop to write to DPP
A defence lawyer in the murder case involving three policemen from Clarendon charged with a 2012 murder is to write to the Director of Public Prosecutions for certain disclosures to be made in the cas

Ammunition charges against former public servant George Knight dismissed
Prosecutors have withdrawn ammunition charges against former public servant, George Knight, and Clava Mantock Junior, who were arrested in July in a major fraud probe.

Judge to sentence mother guilty of killing two-year-old
A judge is expected today to sentence a mentally challenged woman who has pleaded guilty to killing her two-year-old son in 2010.

UPDATE: Thieves break into Parliament building, steal computers, flat screen TV
It's understood that they entered the office of the Senate president as well as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and stole computers.

Cuba's human rights issues will get greater focus from CARICOM with US changes - Jamaica
The Jamaican Government says CARICOM, will be able to more forcefully engage with Cuba on addressing human rights issues as a result of yesterday’s historic announcement by the US president.

Civil society group 'completely disappointed' in PM's NHT board decision
The Jamaica Civil Society Coalition (JCSC) says it is disappointed that the Government will allow the National Housing Trust (NHT) board to complete its tenure and survive the Outamneni controversy.

Paulwell declares today ‘pump watch day’, meets with petrol marketing companies
Energy Minister, Phillip Paulwell, says consumers of petrol should make today ‘pump watch day’ and scrutinise the cost of fuel at gas stations.

PM and Opposition react to end of US, Cuba diplomatic isolation
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says Jamaica looks forward to the tangible benefits that the new engagement will bring for the Cuban people and the Caribbean region.

No new NHT board until next year
The Government has announced that those clamouring for the current board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) to be sacked will have to wait until the tenure of the directors expires next year.

Gas prices down $3.13 tomorrow
E-10 87 will be sold for $98.14, while E-10 90 will sell for $99.80 a litre.

What does the new Cuba-US policy mean for Jamaica
“As it relates to Cubans on the street, there is no immediate change in their lives" ... Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Dr Maziki Thame.

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