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Husband, friend win murder appeal over wife’s killing

A jilt­ed hus­band and his friend, who al­leged­ly so­licit­ed and con­tract­ed a hit­man to mur­der his ex-wife and her new lover, a lit­tle over 13 years ago, have won their ap­peal against their con­vic­tions. 

Boy, 7, chokes to death while eating pholourie

Rel­a­tives of sev­en-year-old Shaz­ard Mo­hammed who choked to death on a pholourie be­lieves he would have sur­vived had the am­bu­lance re­spond­ed swift­ly. “They was too slow.

Relocation of High Court will cost the state over $56 million

The relocation of the High Court from the Hall of Justice to the International Waterfront will cost the state over 56 million dollars.

This was confirmed by Attorney General Faris Al Rawi in response to a question in the Senate this afternoon.

He says tenders were issued since January and UDECOTT is expected to select a contractor in the next two weeks and works are expected to begin immediately.

The AG says the relocation will result in savings of over six million dollars per annum.

PNM wishes Young speedy recovery

The Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM) has wished Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young a speedy re­cov­ery from a fall he suf­fered at the open­ing of the Pe­nal Fire Sta­tion ear­li­er to­day.

The PNM said in a state­ment, "We are con­fi­dent that the health care he is re­ceiv­ing is ex­cel­lent, and we hope that his in­juries are tem­po­rary, and his pain, tol­er­a­ble. The PNM lifts Min­is­ter Young in our prayers and we are con­fi­dent that all de­cent cit­i­zens of our na­tion will join us in pray­ing for him."

Young treated for dislocated shoulder, discharged

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young has is­sued a state­ment say­ing that he is fine, fol­low­ing a fall at the open­ing of the Pe­nal Fire Sta­tion Tues­day morn­ing.

Min­is­ter Young is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment around 3pm Tues­day:

"I would like to thank all well wish­ers and per­sons en­quir­ing as to my well be­ing. I am fine.

Jamaica confirms first case of Covid- 19

Jamaica has confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus currently making its way around the world. 

According to a statement by jamaica's minister of health and wellness Christopher Tufton, the patient is a Jamaican female who had travelled from the united kingdom, which has cases of covid19.

She arrived on the island on March 4th, presented to the public health system on March 9th and has been in isolation since then.

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