Boy, 9, washed away in August Town

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RESIDENTS of August Town in St Andrew late last evening raced against time to find nine-year-old Kyle Richards, who was reportedly swept away by flood waters in the community.The boy, a student of Hope Valley Experimental School in the parish, reportedly got into difficulties as he made his way home from school following persistent afternoon showers.

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Rain causes flooding, landslides

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HEAVY rainfall affecting the island over the last three days has caused flooding and landslides along several roads in Clarendon, St Catherine, and St Andrew, the National Works Agency (NWA) said yesterday.NWA Communication and Customer Services Manager Stephen Shaw said some roads in Clarendon and St Andrew were impassable following yesterday’s rain.“In Clarendon, the main roads from Kellits to McNie, May Pen to Sour Sop Turn, Danks to Mears…

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Boy, 9, washed away in August Town

Observer on September 26th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

RESIDENTS of August Town in St Andrew late last evening raced against time to find nine-year-old Kyle Richards, who was reportedly swept away by flood waters in the community.The boy, a student of Hope Valley Experimental School in the parish, reportedly got into difficulties as he made his way home from school following persistent afternoon showers.

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Charles Jr focuses on national water policy

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RECENTLY appointed minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Pearnel Charles Jr, has taken charge of the ministry’s oversight of the new National Water Sector Policy and Implementation Plan.

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Defence questions reliability of SIM card at $400-m fraud trial

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Both the prosecution and defence presented arguments for and against the admission of a SIM card into evidence during yesterday’s hearing for the trial of eight defendants in connection with alleged fraud amounting to $400 million at the Manchester Municipal Corporation.

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‘I triumphed’

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HAVING been plagued by ill health since being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2004, Llemar Nicholson is imploring individuals with the illness and other medical conditions to always aim for the sky, regardless.A past student of St Jago High School and The University of the West Indies, Nicholson was diagnosed with the condition — which is an inflammatory bowel disease — after noticing symptoms in September 2003.

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Guyana goes to the polls March 2, 2020

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GEORGETOWN Guyana (CMC) – President David Granger has announced March 2, 2020 as the date for fresh regional and general elections, more than a year after his coalition Government was defeated in an Opposition — inspired motion of no-confidence.

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Caribbean gets smart to cope with hurricanes

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — After monster Hurricane Irma annihilated the farm sector of Barbuda in 2017, growers got smart: Among other changes, they moved their crops to higher ground.

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PHOTO: Portmore mayor gives kids a CHANCE

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Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas assists Aaliyah Spencer of Bridgeport Infant School with a book bag which was presented to her at the launch of the mayor’s school project, CHANCE, at the offices of the Portmore Municipal Council in St Catherinene, Tuesday. Looking on are Aaliyah’s classmates Jaylyn Jennings (second right) and Danika Rowe. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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‘No more pain’

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Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday announced new patient care initiatives aimed at improving access to public health care services for vulnerable Jamaicans.

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