Police High Command pursuing cop killers

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INVESTIGATORS from the police Major Investigation Division, up to late yesterday, failed to establish a motive for the killing of one of their colleagues in the east Kingston community of Rollington Town in the wee hours of the morning.But the leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has vowed that every effort will be made to find the killers of 33-year-old Constable Toddmar Allen, who was assigned to Mobile Reserve.

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Teacher murdered on Teachers’ Day

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AS Jamaicans saluted teachers yesterday to mark Teachers’ Day, one public school teacher had his life snuffed out by criminals.The police have since launched a major probe into the fatal shooting of the schoolteacher, 35-year-old Clevon Campbell, and a teenage boy at their house in Bridgeport, St Catherine, yesterday.Campbell was a grade six teacher at Belmont Park Primary School. The identity of the teenager has not been released.

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A step forward for the Black River Health Centre

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BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth –— Eleven years after the Bruce Golding-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government of the day removed user fees in the public health sector, current Health Minister Christopher Tufton is still applauding the initiative.However, he also conceded that there were negative, unintended consequences of no user fees.

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Actor loses house in fire

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A fire last evening gutted the five-bedroom house of former Royal Palm Estate star Billy ‘CC’ Wilmot in Bull Bay, St Andrew, following an attempt by his seven-year-old grandson to cook.The fire began shortly after 3:00 pm, Wilmot’s spouse, Claudette, told the Jamaica Observer as a second fire truck carried out cooling down operations.

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Jamaicans urged to practise good oral health

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CHIEF Dental Officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Dr Irving McKenzie is imploring Jamaicans to take care of their dental health as they age.He told JIS News that while the country has made strides in combating childhood dental challenges, particularly among the five to six and 12 to 13 age cohorts, as persons grow older, they seem to depart from good dental practices.

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Historical acceptance of adults having sex with children

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Cultural practices from as far back as biblical times are partly to blame for what university professor Dr Wendel Abel describes as the “lukewarm attitude” in contemporary Jamaican society for older women having sex with underage boys.

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Court examines data from phones seized from accused gangsters

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AN employee from one of the country’s telecommunications companies yesterday spent the majority of the day’s proceedings in the Uchence Wilson Gang Trial explaining information that had been captured from cellular phones reportedly seized from members of the reputed gang leader.

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US$150,000 Petrojam spent on consultancy could be sourced internally, PAC told

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PETROJAM General Manager Winston Watson told Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday that the expertise for which Petrojam paid more than US$150,000 tax-free could have been sourced internally.

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More scenes from Read Across Jamaica Day

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Read Across Jamaica Day was observed in early childhood and primary schools across the island on Tuesday, with government representatives, corporate groups and individuals reading to children and in many cases gifting them with popular children’s titles. The Jamaica Observer brings you additional scenes from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information/Jamaica Teachers’ Association-led observance.

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Military academy signs deal with UWI

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THE University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Caribbean Military Academy (CMA) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding that should see the university assisting the academy with programme development.The signing took place at CMA’s headquarters at the Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) Up Park Camp base in Kingston.

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