Leash stray dogs - Veterinary body decries delay in establishing population control, ownership laws

Gleaner on August 20th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Until the issue of responsible dog ownership and population control is given legislative priority, tragedies such as the mauling to death of senior citizen Whittingham Cole by free-roaming dogs is a risk to which most Jamaicans will remain exposed,…

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‘That is frightening to me’ - Tavares-Finson questions how Vybz Kartel juror on witness protection contacted media

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Attorney Tom Tavares-Finson has raised concerns about revelations in an article carried in The Sunday Gleaner yesterday, which focused on the plight of a juror in entertainer Vybz Kartel’s 2014 murder trial, who has since been placed on the witness…

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Free but in prison! - Several residents of Bucks Common living without hope

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For Omar Davis, a young man with little education, life in Bucks Common, May Pen, Clarendon, is like living in a prison without the bars.”Is right here in Bucks Common me born and grow, man. Me never go a jail yet, but being here is like a jail me…

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Bucks Common resident demands deed poll

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With 168 murders last year and at least 86 so far this year, the south central Jamaican parish of Clarendon isn’t exactly an oasis of peace.But according to Kevin Gibbs, a long time resident of Bucks Common, May Pen, his community is as safe as it…

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‘Kill them with success’ - Bucks Common teenager urges youths in inner-city communities to aim for the stars

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‘Worthless’, ‘dunce’ and ‘cruff’ are just some of the negatives that have been hurled at 15-year-old Bucks Common resident Andre Clarke.But rather than allowing it to rattle him and trigger a reaction, the vocal Central High third-former says his…

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Bird hunters arrested on day one of season

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On the first day of the 2018 game bird hunting season, at least six hunters were arrested and charged with breaches of the Wild Life Protection Act.The six were arrested Saturday after they were seen hunting in a protected bird sanctuary area of…

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Mona murder suspects in court Tuesday - Trinidadian teacher, co-accused charged with killing 13-y-o

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Twenty-seven-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national Sanju Maharaj and 19-year-old Jamaican Leonardo Madden, both charged with the murder of 13-year-old Shanoya Wray, are scheduled to return to court tomorrow.The…

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Boy wonder Joel Barnett scores again

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Football is undeniably a team sport, but being an only child, whiz-kid Joel Ricdawno Barnett has found a way to enjoy the game, playing by himself. It’s one of the few fun things the 11-year-old does when not reading, which is a full-time hobby and…

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Cop counselled after 5-y-o son killed with her gun

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A member of the St Catherine South police was yesterday undergoing counselling following the death of her five-year-old son, who allegedly shot himself with her service pistol.The incident occurred Saturday at the policewoman’s home in the community…

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USF managing director Suzette Buchanan separated from agency

Gleaner on August 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Suzette Buchanan has “separated” from the Agency. The details surrounding her departure have not been released. However, it comes just over a month after concern that her…

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