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October 17, 2018 6:10 AM Harvard on trial over alleged discrimination against Asians

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Harvard University went on trial Monday over an opaque admissions selection process that critics say discriminates against Asian students. A lawsuit has challenged the use of race as a factor in Harvard admissions — a decades-old push to boost minority enrolments at America's oldest and perhaps most prestigious university 1

October 16, 2018 4:09 PM Opposition party wants postponement of Grenada's CCJ Referendum

Granada’s main opposition party - National Democratic Congress (NDC) - on Sunday called for a postponement of the November 6 referendum on whether the country should replace the London-based Privy Council as its final court. Grenadians will decide two years after they voted against replacing the Privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice

October 16, 2018 4:54 AM Sunshine Girls whitewash England Roses

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls completed a 3-0 series whitewash victory over rivals England Roses after their 58-43 in game three of their three-Test Lasco Sunshine Series at the National Indoor Sports Centre last evening. The victory was the second straight series win for the Jamaicans in over two years after their 2-1 series in England in 2016. The Sunshine 1

October 14, 2018 4:15 AM Police use tear gas to protect gay rights march

WARSAW, (AP):Â Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon yesterday against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists with rainbow-coloured flags and banners gathered in Lublin for the parade, while around 7

October 13, 2018 6:27 PM Man, woman face court on ganja charges

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A 19-year-old woman was nabbed with six and a half pounds of compressed ganja after she attempted to board a flight from the Norman Manley International Airport to the Eastern Caribbean on Thursday. A 22-year-old man, who is alleged to have given her the suitcase in which the drug was found has also been arrested, the police have reported 13

October 12, 2018 6:02 AM Police seek 4 witnesses from Old Harbour

DETECTIVES assigned to the Old Harbour Police Station are seeking the public's assistance in locating four witnesses who are vital to a case that is currently before the St Catherine Circuit Court. They are Babet Ellis, Shadae Dockery, Althea Curtis, and Jessica Bartley — all of Old Harbour, St. Catherine. Babet Ellis, Shadae Dockery, Althea Curtis 3

October 11, 2018 5:10 AM Israel defends actions against US student in detention

Israel defended on Wednesday its handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country's international airport for the past week over allegations that she supports a boycott against the Jewish state. Israel's Hebrew University in Jerusalem. But she was barred from entering the country and ordered deported, based on suspicions 3

October 9, 2018 6:12 PM INDECOM official says 'Chucky' Brown confessed to being part of death squad

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Assistant Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), Hamish Campbell, today testified that Constable Collis "Chucky" Brown, who is being tried in the Home Circuit Court on three counts of murder, had confessed to being involved part of a police team that was killing people. Brown is also on trial for conspiracy 2

October 9, 2018 7:48 AM Head of university denied bail

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The chief executive officer of the Washington University (Barbados) Inc, Gopi Venkat Rao, was denied bail yesterday when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch on multiple fraud-related charges. Venkat Rao, who is scheduled to reappear in court on October 15, was remanded to Her Majesty's Prison, Dodds 2

October 9, 2018 4:34 AM JPS employee among four persons arrested

A Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) employee is among four persons who were arrested on Sunday night in connection with the alleged illegal removal of fuel from its Hunts Bay power station. The arrest follows weeks of surveillance by the JPS Security Department and the police. The persons who were arrested are scheduled to appear in court this week to answer 5