Water at last for Park Mountain Primary

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SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Blessed with a delightful singing voice, principal of Park Mountain Primary School, Carlene Williams-Heath celebrated in style. “Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this…” she sung to the small gathering of masked, socially distanced guests, as she gave thanks for the arrival of piped National Water Commission (NWC) water to her school.

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Hanover mother wants justice for dead baby

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LUCEA, Hanover — The mother of a two-day-old baby who died in January is calling for justice as she questions the whereabouts of her baby’s body, nine months later.“I want justice for my baby…We people in Hanover deserve better,” stated Salvia Perry.

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Proud mom lauds daughter’s CAPE success after son’s death

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SHEREE Thomas is still mourning the death of her son Javaughn Black, who drowned in Canada two years ago while on vacation, but the success of her eldest child has been her glimmer of hope.Thomas, in a recent interview with the Jamaica Observer, shared that the grief process since Javaughn’s death has not been easy and each time she thinks about the circumstances she is overcome with pain and guilt.

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KICKED OUT AFTER 15 YEARS

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HOUSEHOLD worker Sharon Ferguson has seemingly, in cricket terms, been given out off a no-ball after spending over 15 years at the crease batting for one of Jamaica’s legends.

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Crime down in Manchester, police say

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here are reporting a 23 per cent reduction in major crimes recorded since the start of this year in comparison to the corresponding period last year (January 1 to October 8).Acting commander in charge of the Manchester Police, Deputy Superintendent Lloyd Darby told last Thursday’s sitting of the local municipal corporation that serious crimes were down by 84.

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Schools hurting from non-payment of fees

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SCHOOLS are reporting a significant reduction in the percentage of students who have paid fees or contributions for the Christmas term, which officially began virtually on October 5.The school administrators shared that though schools were not physically in session, there are a number of costs that the fees are used to cover in order to keep the physical infrastructure operating at an acceptable standard.

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Trespassers flock Two Sister Cave property

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A section of the Two Sisters Cave property in Hellshire, St Catherine, has become a chill spot for weekenders who have cut a hole into a fenced section of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) -owned and operated property, which they access for family outings, drink-ups and daytime parties.

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Sagicor Foundation pumps $18 million in Adopt-A-School programme

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The Sagicor Foundation last week officially closed out its 2019/20 Adopt-A-School programme, having carried out major renovation work that brought the three adopted schools closer to achieving certification by the Early Childhood Commission (ECC).

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Sunday Brew — October 11, 2020

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Phillips fanatics continue to choke PNP One of the things that led to the devastation of the People’s National Party (PNP) in the September 3 General Election was the presence of its president as the party’s offer for prime minister.

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Older adults in the US using cannabis to treat common health problems

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WITH growing interest in its potential health benefits and new legislation favouring legalisation in more states in the US, cannabis use is becoming more common among older adults.University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that older adults use cannabis primarily for medical purposes to treat a variety of common health conditions, including pain, sleep disturbances, and psychiatric conditions like anxiety and depression.

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