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PM Holness: New CMU That Will Make Jamaica Proud

PM Holness: New CMU That Will Make Jamaica Proud

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness met the new Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Council, one he says is made up of persons of good character. This while the institution remains under scrutiny for exorbitant spending on lunch supplies and computer equipment among other things. Prime Minister Holness says the new CMU council is the change...

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Hope For Hopie: Life-Changing Initiative Inspires Community

Hope For Hopie: Life-Changing Initiative Inspires Community

Back in May, CVM LIVE highlighted the deplorable living conditions of an elderly woman, unable to walk or help herself, living below the poverty line. Fast forward to today, we bring you the highlights of a life-changing initiative, restoring hope and joy in a difficult time of increased need.

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Monument For Officers Who Die In The Line Of Duty

In 2017, a plan was shared by then Security Minister Robert Montague, to erect a special monument to honour the memory of the Jamaica Constabulary Force members who die in the line of duty. Funds had also been identified within the ministry to build the monument estimated to cost from $11 to $13 million, and two designs were received...

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Debate On Data Protection Act

Measures to protect the privacy and personal information of Jamaicans was on the agenda as Senate tackled the data protection bill on Friday. Senator Donna Scott Mottley, however, cautioned that public education was needed for citizens as they moved forward with the bill. “My concern is I don’t want this to be a society where only certain...

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Garbage Overflow In Seaview Gardens

Garbage Overflow In Seaview Gardens

Residents in Seaview Gardens say it’s intolerable, the overflow of water with garbage from a recent downpour which blocked the entrance to their community. Each time this happens, the people say they are left with the impossible task of removing the debris. When the water subsided on Tuesday, one resident said he and a few...

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Getting Lost In Jamaica’s Prison System

Getting Lost In Jamaica’s Prison System

Deemed unfit to plea and imprisoned for years without trial – the reality of Jamaica’s justice system – brought to light by an INDECOM report. 81 year old Noel Chambers- a victim of this system- suffered for forty years, although deemed competent to stand trial but died before justice could be served. He was lost in the...

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Jamaicans Rally In Front Of Us Embassy To Support Of Black Lives Matter Movement

Jamaicans Rally In Front Of Us Embassy To Support Of Black Lives Matter Movement

Protestors joined by US Ambassador Donald Tapia chanting ‘I cant breathe,’ -words said by the late George Floyd whose death while in the custody of the Minneapolis police has triggered worldwide protests under the black lives matter movement. As a sign of solidarity, Jamaicans made their move by gathering in front of the US Embassy calling for...

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Thanksgiving Service For Jodian Fearon Held

Thanksgiving Service For Jodian Fearon Held

Family members of Jodian Fearon holding her daughter took one final look at the 23 year old who died after being denied access to health care. A high level probe has been ordered into Jodian’s death with a file almost ready for submission to the director of public prosecution. Relatives are anxious for justice to be...

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Protocols In Place For Passenger And Staff Safety At MBJ

Protocols In Place For Passenger And Staff Safety At MBJ

There will be no pretesting or quarantining of visitors to Jamaica when the island reopens its borders for international travel, on June 15, instead safety measures are being implemented at ports of entry. Montego Bay Jamaica Airports limited appears to be ahead with its preparation already in its final stages, according to its CEO Shane...

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Getting Lost In Jamaica’s Prison System

Getting Lost In Jamaica’s Prison System

Deemed unfit to plea and imprisoned for years without trial – the reality of Jamaica’s justice system – brought to light by an INDECOM report. 81 year old Noel Chambers- a victim of this system- suffered for forty years, although deemed competent to stand trial but died before justice could be served. He was lost in the...