Confirmed: CCJ delivers landmark ruling in favour of Shanique Myrie





The Caribbean Court of Justice delivered a landmark judgment today awarding Jamaica’s Shanique Myrie B$75,000 (J$3.6 million) damages to be paid by the State of Barbados. The CCJ in a media release says that it found Myrie to have been wrongfully denied entry into Barbados, subjected to a humiliating cavity search and unlawfully detained overnight in a cell and expelled from Barbados. A copy of the media release from the CCJ can be viewed above and/or downloaded in Pdf format.



  
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Carol Johnson 04/10/2013 23:38:14
she finally got justice
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Victor Fearon 04/10/2013 22:45:04
Yes, I knew she'd be vindicated I told you this. Long ago .
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Jamaican economy sees 1.8% growth - STATIN

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting that the Jamaican economy grew by 1.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 when compared to the similar quarter of 2013. This performance according to STATIN, reflected an improvement of 6.3 per cent in output in the Goods Producing industries and a 0.5 per cent increase in the Services industries. When compared to the first quarter of 2014, the economy improved by 1.4 per cent. The Goods Producing industries were positively impacted by increased output in Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing (16.6 per cent), Manufacture (4.1 per cent) and Construction (1.2 per cent). However, the Mining & Quarrying industry declined by 0.4 per cent. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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Govt launches Nat'l Irish Potato Expansion Programme

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has announced the launch of the National Irish Potato Expansion Programme. According to acting Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier, this part of the Government's overall strategy to enhance Jamaica's food and nutrition strategy. Since 2008 Irish potato imports have moved significantly down from 9.3 million kilograms to 2.2 million in 2013 - a reduction of 75%. While national self sufficiency moved from 32% in 2008 to nearly 90% in 2013.
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G2K says it has lost confidence in Health Minister

Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party in a press release says it has completely lost all confidence in the ability of Minister Fenton Ferguson to continue his stewardship of the Ministry of Health. “His management of the Chikungunya crisis truly epitomizes what has been a “lack luster” stewardship of the portfolio since his appointment in January 2012", said Floyd Green president of G2K. A copy of the press release can be viewed below.
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MPPryce welcomes announced changes to ganja cultivation

MPPryce welcomes announced changes to ganja cultivation
North Eastern St. Elizabeth Member of Parliament Raymond Pryce has welcomed the announcement by the new development toward Ganja cultivation as announced by the Minister of Justice, the Honourable Mark Golding. At a Press Briefing held yesterday at Jamaica House, the Justice Minister explained that under special licenses the cultivation of Ganja for medical research and related purposes will be allowed in Jamaica. "This is a bold and refreshing move by the Simpson Miller Administration to maintain Jamaica's leadership in the field of medical research and development of products which can help humanity from Ganja. The work of pioneers such as Manley West, Albert Lockhart and Henry Lowe has not been in vain and it is expected that Jamaica will recover and continue its leadership in this important area of human development" said Pryce. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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G2K West express concern over Visa fiasco probe

The St James chapter of Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in a press release issued yesterday is called for Michael Troupe, deputy Mayor of Montego Bay and PNPYO Chairman for West Central St. James, Chevaun Maxwell to step aside until the matter involving the submission of allegedly fraudulent documents to the United States Embassy has been conclusively resolved. G2K West, was responding to recent reports that the Police are investigating allegations that Maxwell submitted documents to the United States Embassy bearing what is said to be Mr. Troupe’s signature and on the letterhead of the St. James Parish Council which falsely state that Maxwell was employed to the council. “This matter has brought the Mayor’s Office, the Parish Council and the entire city of Montego Bay into disrepute and a casual denial by the Deputy Mayor is in no way sufficient, based on the gravity of the situation” said Dwight Crawford, Chairman of G2K West. A copy of the entire press release from G2K West can be viewed at the link below.
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Cabinet approves another J$95M in drought mitigation measures

Acting Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Derrick Kellier has revealed that the Government has approved a further J$95 million to provide aid to the Agriculture sector as part of drought mitigation measures. According to Mr. Kellier, J$50 million of this sum will be spent immediately, while another J$45 million will be spent in the first quarter of the next Calendar year.
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Grace Kennedy to launch Mobile Money initiative

Grace Kennedy to launch Mobile Money initiative
GraceKennedy Payment Services (GKPS) Limited has announced that it has received approval from the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to proceed with a pilot introduction of a mobile money service, which will be deployed commercially in 2015 through its GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) network. “Ultimately, this is a really big opportunity for us, as the approval from the Central Bank has given us the chance to introduce a really innovative and game-changing product into the financial sector,” said Don Wehby, CEO of GraceKennedy. “Mobile money is safe and convenient, and will allow consumers to access and use money even from the most basic mobile phones. With this shift to a portable alternative to money services, we expect a seamless fit into today’s busy lifestyle,” Wehby added. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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Downed pole kills teen in St. Catherine

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JPS launches probe after teen dies from privately-owned pole

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INDECOM witness charged for escaping police custody

21-year-old mechanic Fahdean Ferguson was reportedly a witness in the beating death of 31-year-old Construction Worker Mario Deane at the Barnett Street Police lockup, before he escaped police custody has been charged. Ferguson was charged yesterday for escaping police, and he is scheduled to appear in Court today. Ferguson who was jailed for house breaking and burglary, was being transferred from the Barnett Street lockup to take part in a video identification parade. Further reports are that while he was waiting in the holding area, to be transported back to his jail cell at the Barnett Street lockup, he allegedly escaped through an unlocked window. According to the INDECOM, its Western Regional Office (located in Montego Bay) was instrumental in securing his voluntary attendance agency.
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Utech students stage protest

Students at the University of Technology in St. Andrew staged a protest this morning against conditions at the institution. The students staged the protests outside the school’s gates located along Old Hope Road. According to students they are being required to pay upfront 80 percent of their tuition fee at the registration level, and several labs are not functioning.
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Close to 30,000 cases of Chikungunya recorded in El Salvador

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‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ awarded to Snowden

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India’s Spacecraft reaches Mars successfully

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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?

J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?
A Cabinet Minister racked up an over JA$3 million cellular phone bill with taxpayers having to pony up the cash soon. The massive bill was
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"24 Things I wished I knew before getting pregnant"

So, I’m browsing the internet minding my own business when I stumbled upon new research which shows that women lose 90% of their eggs at
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