World reacts with shock at the passing of Kobe Bryant

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The world has reacted with shock at the sudden passing of retired basketball star Kobe Bryant. He died today following a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Social media site Twitter reached its maximum capacity as people around the world…

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A dying police tactic - Views mixed on value of cops releasing their personal phone numbers for tips from public

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To bolster public trust and to combat the ‘informer fi dead culture’, some divisional commanders in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have for decades shared their personal cell phone numbers with residents, hoping to get more to share…

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Caught in Trelawny - Mom’s on-the-run ex-partner held as person of interest in 8-y-o’s death

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The Trelawny police yesterday held the man being sought as a person of interest in connection with the murder of eight-year-old Galen Buchanan, whose body was recovered from the Kingston Harbour Thursday afternoon. Philip Rose, the ex-lover of the…

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Silenced - $200m in contracts executed in eight months with no council meetings; Members instructed to sign agreement guaranteeing silence after

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Members of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Council, who resigned in recent weeks, had signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) after the oversight body went eight months without a meeting, a whistle-blower has revealed. At the same time,…

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Organised begging - Parents, children shun social intervention to continue begging on streets

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Relocating children from their homes is the last resort, but officers from the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) say they are having a difficult time dealing with minors who take to the streets and risk their safety begging. CPFSA…

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Downtown defiant - Bus, taxi operators play cat and mouse with cops as lawmen look to clean up city

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Head of Area Four, Assistant Commissioner of Police Devon Watkiss, says cops have implemented measures to bolster law and order in the major commercial areas of the Corporate Area. However, downtown Kingston remains a challenge. According to…

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‘Sick to my stomach’ - Family, school in grief as 8-y-o found dead; spurned lover in jealous rage last seen with boy

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Tamara Lewis was an emotional wreck yesterday, her face a portrait of pain as she recalled the cruel turn of events that caused her eight-year-old son to be torn from her arms forever. The mourning mother was even more devastated because she…

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Police blamed for delayed manhunt, botched arrest

Gleaner on January 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Seaview Gardens and Richie Lane communities drowned in tears as the death of eight-year-old Galen Buchanan sank in yesterday. According to reports from the police communications arm, a resident stumbled upon Buchanan’s body in the Kingston…

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‘Sick to my stomach’ - Family, school in grief as 8-y-o found dead; spurned lover in jealous rage last seen with boy

Gleaner on January 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Tamara Lewis was an emotional wreck yesterday, her face a portrait of pain as she recalled the cruel turn of events that caused her eight-year-old son to be torn from her arms forever. The mourning mother was even more devastated because she…

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‘Sick to my stomach’ - Family, school in grief as 8-y-o found dead; spurned lover in jealous rage last seen with boy

Gleaner on January 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Tamara Lewis was an emotional wreck yesterday, her face a portrait of pain as she recalled the cruel turn of events that caused her eight-year-old son to be torn from her arms forever. The mourning mother was even more devastated because she…

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