J’can says UK system failed autistic son - Blames ‘systemic racism’ for events leading to pending deportation

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

It was the afternoon of Friday, October 17, 2014 when Joan Martin was at home in the United Kingdom (UK) with a church sister and her phone rang. On the phone was an administrator at the school where her then 16-year-old son Osime Brown was…

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Sent home for being blind - … Visually impaired man wins first round against NEPA for being forced to retire

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

It’s been a ‘rough’ last 19 months for 61-year-old Kojo Dawes who is in a keenly watched court battle with two government entities over his forced early retirement from the public service after he became blind on the job. It is a case leading…

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BREAST CANCER … Men are at risk, too

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

* While breast cancer is rare in males, representing about one per cent of all cancer cases, it is important for men to remain aware and to report to their general practitioner any lumps on the breast or chest. * Men with a familial history of…

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Official funeral for D.K. Duncan today

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

The official funeral for former government minister Dr D.K. Duncan will take place today at the University Chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona. The 80-year-old former member of parliament for St Andrew East Central and Hanover Eastern…

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Death of father, daughter leaves community devastated

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

Emotions were high among residents of Shooters Hill in East Rural St Andrew yesterday, as they tried to come to grips with the tragic death of 15-year-old Saneeka Leechman and her 42-year-old father, Romeo Leechman. On Friday, land slippages caused…

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Double tragedy - Father killed and daughter missing after landslide covers house

Gleaner on October 24th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Fifteen-year-old Saneeka Leechman, a student of The Queen’s School in Kingston, was making plans to surprise her father, 42-year-old Romeo Leechman, on his upcoming birthday, but this will never come to pass as a land slippage caused by heavy rains…

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Curfew slapped on Rae Town and Cornwall Courts - Gov’t moves to limit spread of COVID-19 in these communities

Gleaner on October 24th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: As the nation continues its relentless drive to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, two communities, Rae Town, in Kingston, and Cornwall Courts, in St James, were placed under special area curfew because of the troubling…

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Severe weather triggers flooding, landslides and blocked roads

Gleaner on October 24th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The low pressure system responsible for the unstable weather conditions across the island over the last few days could develop into a tropical storm or depression by Sunday. This is according to the Meteorological Service, Jamaica, which yesterday…

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Hope Pastures residents score victory - Court of Appeal rules JPS in breach, orders trial to determine safety of underground wire distribution system

Gleaner on October 24th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The long-running case between the Hope Pastures residents in St Andrew and the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is headed for trial. The Court of Appeal yesterday said the JPS was under a statutory obligation to supply electricity by underground…

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Local investor urges buildout of Special Economic Zone

Gleaner on October 24th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Local companies with plans to expand their physical plants say that they have become increasingly impatient with the time it is taking to establish the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Caymanas in St Catherine. Sanmerna Paper Product, which is…

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