Schools blame vendors for continued sale of sugary drinks

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SEVERAL schools across the island are complaining that vendors who peddle their wares at the school gate are making it difficult for them to monitor their students’ sugar intake and argue further that their discontinuation of the sale of certain sugary drinks is serving to fuel the trade at the school gate.

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A labour of love

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Twenty hernia patients at St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital have benefited from well-needed surgeries, freeing them of constant pain, and enabling them to return to work and other activities.The surgeries were all performed on Labour Day, May 23, as part of an effort by the hospital to reduce waiting time for operations.

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Cops seek public’s help in fatal shooting of 12-y-o boy

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The police yesterday appealed to the public for assistance in the shooting death of 12-year-old Duyon DaCosta on Payne Avenue in Kingston on Saturday.According to the Hunts Bay police, Dacosta was among a group of people standing on the road around 7:45 pm when a gunman on foot attacked. DaCosta, a man and two women were found suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.

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Accounting clerk to retake stand in $400-m Manchester MC fraud trial

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester —Week two of the Manchester Municipal Corporation corruption trial is scheduled to get underway today in the Manchester Parish Court, where an accounting clerk who has been on the stand since last Tuesday afternoon is expected to continue testimony.

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PNP ANGER

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Anger is smouldering inside the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) over Peter Bunting’s leadership challenge to President Dr Peter Phillips.At the same time, while Bunting said he would contest the leadership at the PNP’s annual conference in September, it appears that Phillips wants to have the election as soon as possible to prevent the disruptions usually associated with long periods of campaigning.

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PHOTO: Wanna be like Bolt

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One-year-old Kai Barrett seems to be telling Olympic and World Champion Usain Bolt that he wants to be like him when he grows up. Of course, the boy’s mother, Jheanelle Green, is absolutely delighted at her son meeting the world’s fastest man at the Racers Grand Prix on Saturday, inside National Stadium in St Andrew. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) 

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Port Antonio Hospital gets much-needed ambulances

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Port Antonio Hospital in Portland last Wednesday received a major boost to its emergency response system, thanks to the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) which supplied two new ambulances valued at $28.4 million, to the facility.This increases the hospital’s fleet to three.

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DPP supports team in Manchester Municipal Corporation corruption trial

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Director of Public Prosecution Paula Llewellyn came out on Thursday to support her team leading the Manchester Municipal Corporation corruption trial.The trial began in the Manchester Parish Court on Monday for the eight individuals charged in the matter.

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Dolphin Cove opponents lose court battle

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The residents of Discovery Bay who are opposed to the establishment of a dolphinarium at Puerto Seco Beach on the island’s north coast lost their battle in the Supreme Court last week against the operators of Dolphin Cove and four State entities involved in the granting of beach licences and environmental permits.

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Airy Castle bounces back

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When fire destroyed a section of St Thomas-based Airy Castle Primary School in February 2017, no one thought that the rural institution would have bounced back as quickly as it did, but donations came pouring in.

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