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  • Committee proposes criminal charges for people who wilfully transmit STIs December 13, 2018
    A parliamentary committee has recommended that it should be a criminal offence for individuals to "knowingly" infect a partner with a sexually transmitted infection (STI).Further, the panel has suggested that the offence of stalking be added to the...
    Livern Barrett/ Senior Parliamentary Reporter
  • Judge orders psychiatrists' testimony in Deane case December 13, 2018
    WESTERN BUREAU::High Court Justice Glen Brown yesterday ordered the prosecution to arrange for psychiatrists to testify before the St James Circuit Court on January 7 concerning the psychiatric reports for Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the inmates...
    Christopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer
  • JACAP secures court victory, eyes other copyright violators December 13, 2018
    At least 22 companies have been sued by the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (JACAP) since the start of the year for copyright infringement, and after securing a recent win in its legal battle against Mars Cable Vision...
    Nadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter
  • Jamaican among four senators appointed in Canada December 13, 2018
    Included in the four senators who were appointed yesterday by the governor general in Canada was Jamaica-born Dr Rosemary Moodie.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made the announcement, said that he has full confidence in the senators' abilities to...
  • Prosecutors are wasting time, says chief justice December 13, 2018
    Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has criticised members of the prosecution for what he describes as their inefficient use of time in the management and presentation of their cases in the nation's courts."I think too much time is spent by the prosecution...
    Nickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer
  • Gov't committed to improving corporate governance in public sector - Clarke December 13, 2018
    Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says that the Government is serious about improving corporate governance in the public sector."I am absolutely serious about improving corporate governance in the public sector. Without...
    Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer
  • Stephen B. Facey appointed new chairman of CAPRI December 13, 2018
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam) Stephen B. Facey has been appointed as the new chairman of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI), which was made official at the think tank's most recent quarterly...
  • Theresa May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit December 13, 2018
    LONDON (AP):British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a political crisis over her Brexit deal yesterday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country.But the margin of victory -...
  • Dark day in MoBay - Stakeholders concerned with halt to SOE in St James December 13, 2018
    WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has expressed dismay and disappointment at the parliamentary Opposition's vote against the continuation of the state of public emergency (SOE) in St James."My position is ... that the people are in shock...
  • Petrojam blocked audit - PCJ auditor says former managers thwarted review December 12, 2018
    Auditors at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), the parent company for Petrojam, have revealed that they were prevented from carrying out an audit at the state-owned oil refinery by the previous management. Group internal auditor at PCJ,...
    Livern Barrett/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

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  • Anti-terror police join manhunt for Strasbourg gunman December 13, 2018
    A gunman who opened fire near a popular Christmas market in Strasbourg, killing three people and injuring 13 others, was on the run Wednesday as French security forces continued a massive manhunt.
  • Alleged Russian spy cooperating ahead of plea hearing Thursday December 13, 2018
    Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina has been offering investigators information on the American she conspired with to infiltrate US political circles and the Russian official who directed her activities, as she prepares to make her guilty plea official on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter.
  • Wounded May seeks a Brexit lifeline from EU leaders December 13, 2018
    European Union leaders will discuss how much of a lifeline to throw to UK Prime Minister Theresa May over her imperiled Brexit deal Thursday, after she survived a bruising confidence motion triggered by members of her own party.
  • Laughter erupts after Trump official's climate proposal December 13, 2018
    The Arctic is experiencing a multi-year stretch of unparalleled warmth "that is unlike any period on record," according to the 2018 Arctic Report Card, a peer-reviewed report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency within the United States Department of Commerce.
  • Apple is spending $1 billion on a new campus in Austin December 13, 2018
    Apple is putting more detail on its plan to create 20,000 jobs in the United States over the next five years.
  • Your favorite restaurant is more calorific than fast food: study December 13, 2018
    Fast food often gets the blame for calorific meals, but new research has found that your favorite chain restaurants are dishing up meals with even more excessive calories, worsening the global obesity epidemic.
  • Protests as Hungary's 'slave law' passes December 13, 2018
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday showed no signs of heeding US and European Union warnings to rein in his "illiberal state," instead introducing new laws that critics say will tighten his grip on power.
  • 'A huge mess': Absence of the leaders of the world's biggest polluters is killing COP24 December 13, 2018
    The heads of state for some of the main countries causing climate change -- the United States, the UK, Germany, China, Canada and India among them -- are not present here in Poland to try to keep the wheels from falling off an agreement meant to save humanity and the planet.
  • Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch December 13, 2018
    The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week, so hope for clear skies that will let you see a beautiful show of green fireballs on Thursday and Friday. This will be the last -- and strongest -- meteor shower of the year, according to NASA.
  • Teenage rugby player dies after breaking neck December 13, 2018
    A 19-year-old rugby player has died after suffering a serious neck injury during a youth match in France.