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Attorney shot dead at St Andrew home

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Attorney-at-law Gareth Forbes was shot dead at his home in Oakridge off Stillwell Road, Kingston 8 yesterday. The constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit reported that a relative found his body lying in a pool of blood about 10:00 pm. Upon…

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It’s Fedrick and Alia - Discus champ and top swimmer crown RJRGLEANER National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Swimming sensation Alia Atkinson and discus standout Fedrick Dacres yesterday walked away with the top awards at the RJRGLEANER National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.  Atkinson, who…

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Massive fire shuts down Rose Hall main road - IGL truck bursts into flames, driver seriously injured

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WESTERN BUREAU: It was like a major fireworks display along the Rose Hall main road in St. James yesterday morning, as flames lit up the skies from an IGL truck, which developed mechanical problems and burst into flames, resulting in a huge traffic…

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Gillian Haughton is new CEO of AMCHAM of Jamaica

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Effective February 11, Gillian A. Haughton will be the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM, Jamaica).In a press release yesterday, the organisation said that as CEO, Haughton would ensure that…

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Styrofoam ban should be immediate - Davis

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay’s mayor Councillor Homer Davis, who is also the chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation, says he is disappointed that instead of immediate action, styrofoam is being given a much longer time to continue to destroy…

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NSWMA encourages Jamaicans to package waste in cardboard boxes

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

In light of the ban on single-use plastic bags, community relations manager at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Rachel Reid is encouraging Jamaicans to use more cardboard boxes to package their waste.Speaking at a Policy Forum…

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McKenzie: Disaster Risk Management Act will be enforced

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says that the Government will exercise provisions of the Disaster Risk Management Act in the interest of public safety.The act is intended to empower designated personnel, known…

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‘I don’t remember’ - Witness in Vanessa Kirkland murder trial says she cannot recall details of the incident

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A Crown witness yesterday, in answer to several questions, indicated that she could not remember some of the details surrounding the March 20, 2012, murder of 16-year-old Immaculate Conception High student Vanessa Kirkland.The witness, who was…

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Scores of homeless persons get help from Rotaract Club New Kingston

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

More than 100 homeless persons in and around downtown Kingston were treated by the Rotaract Club of New Kingston last week at the Marie Atkins Shelter.They were able to access dental care, including cleaning, fillings, and extractions by the Jamaica…

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Tufton: More major repairs coming for Cornwall Regional Hospital

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that the ongoing restoration work at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, is set to intensify, with plans afoot to replace the 10-storey building’s inner…

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