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JAMAICA | Supreme Court Ruling on dreadlocked school girl shocks Jamaicans

KINGSTON, Jamaica August 1, 2020 - Jamaicans of all stripes are this Emancipation Day, questioning the reasoning of the local Supreme Court, which yesterday ruled that the constitutional rights of a five-year-old girl were not breached in 2018 when she was denied access to the Kensington Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine because of her dreadlocked hair.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Justice

DIASPORA | US Senate Chaplain to preach at Independence Thanksgiving Service in Washington

WASHINGTON, DC, July 27, 2020 - Jamaicans in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) comprising the Washington DC metropolitan area will celebrate the 58th anniversary of Independence of their native Jamaica with a historic, entirely livestreamed Thanksgiving service this year, on Sunday, August 2, 2020 beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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  • Countries Jamaica

JAMAICA | Society slipping further into criminal abyss says Fitz Jackson

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, July 26, 2020: PNP Shadow Minister of National Security Mr. Fitz Jackson, says the murder of accountant Steven McPherson while he was trying to protect his daughter from abductors is heartbreaking and has added yet another repulsive stain on the social fabric of our society. He said Mr. McPherson paid the ultimate sacrifice as a father to save the dignity of his daughter.

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  • Countries Jamaica

JAMAICA | CAL issues notice for travellers to Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is warning travellers to Jamaica that they will not be allowed to travel without meeting the requirements outlined by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

CARIBBEAN | CAL to fly between Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados

MONTEGO BAY, July 16, 2020 - Caribbean Airlines will restart flights between Antigua, Barbados and Kingston, Jamaica beginning on July 25. The airline said the service connecting these destinations will fly twice weekly.

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  • Countries CARICOM
  • Published in Tourism
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