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  1. Judge shortage blamed for case pile-up
  2. Canadian farms want more J’can women
  3. Judith Pusey heads to Supreme Court
  4. Slain cop’s pregnant girlfriend murdered
  5. No more ‘party like Sandz’ for Palisadoes
  6. Traffic ticket amnesty rakes in $71m

1. Judge shortage blamed for case pile-up

Seven judges – three puisne judges, three acting puisne judges, and a master-in-chamber – will be sworn in to serve in the Supreme Court today, but that will do nothing to reduce the backlog of cases at the Court of Appeal, whose president has charged that a shortage of judges is a major problem. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Canadian farms want more J’can women

Now that Jamaica is seeking to expand its overseas employment programme, Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson says Canada is showing interest in having more Jamaican women become seasonal farm workers. Robinson was speaking on Wednesday during a dispatch ceremony for the first batch of farm workers heading to that country for 2018. The ceremony, for 300 men, took place at the ministry’s East Street offices. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Judith Pusey heads to Supreme Court

After nearly two decades in the lower tier of the country’s judicial system, Senior Parish Judge Judith Pusey is heading to the Supreme Court. Pusey is one of four parish court judges who will be sworn in as Supreme Court judges today, the Court Management Services (CMS) has confirmed. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Slain cop’s pregnant girlfriend murdered

The police have launched a manhunt for four men who yesterday shot dead a pregnant woman in Linstead, St Catherine. The woman has been identified as 40 year old Zoe King, a resident of Orangefield. King was killed at her home shortly after 11 in the morning. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

The Palisadoes Strip, the only throroughfare leading to and from Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport

5. No more ‘party like Sandz’ for Palisadoes

The 7th Harbour Beach Park will not host another event for at least a month. Mugz, Big Cups, Shore, and Daydreams are some of the events which have utilised the Palisadoes road venue in Kingston. However, the road pileup for Monday night’s staging of Sandz, which disrupted traffic on the Palisadoes strip for hours, and hampered access to the Norman Manley International Airport, has threatened utilisation of the developing beach park. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Traffic ticket amnesty rakes in $71m

With less than a week before the end of the second traffic ticket amnesty, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it has collected $71 million so far. The TAJ says this was generated from the processing of 38,000 traffic tickets since November 27. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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