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1. Power Play – Court Rules Against Hope Pastures Residents In Dispute With JPS
The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cannot be compelled to supply electricity to scores of residents in Hope Pastures, St Andrew, through underground cables at its own expense, the Supreme Court has ruled. “Goliath wins again,” one resident, Michael Williams, told The Gleaner following the court decision. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
The privilege of carrying a licensed firearm has been taken from the man who pulled his handgun inside the National Commercial Bank in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, last month. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Work valued at $25 million is being undertaken at the Granville Place of Safety in Trelawny, where a multipurpose classroom is being built. “This will be opened in the second quarter of this year and will offer our female wards skills training,” State Minister in the Ministry of Education Youth and Information Floyd Green said. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
When the Jamaican team qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament last November, chairman of the Jamaica Rugby Union Jerry Benzwick thought that sponsors would be lining up to associate themselves with the team’s historic achievement. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
The Holness administration has approved the proposed legislation of a fiscal council to replace the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, EPOC, when the current agreement with the International Monetary Fund, IMF, comes to an end in 2019. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
6. Prendergast Gears Up For Battle – Top Civil Rights Attorneys To Represent Bob Marley’s Granddaughter In Case Against US Police
Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of late reggae legend Bob Marley, has secured lawyers to represent her when she brings a case against California’s Rialto Police Department. Civil-rights attorneys Jasmine Rand of Rand Law, L.L.C., and Benjamin Crump of Ben Crump Law, known for their representation of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Tamir Rice, have been retained to defend Prendergast and two other women who say they were victims of racial profiling. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.