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Family fears home might collapse

Gleaner on November 14th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Shanice Lewis is hoping that she and her family will be spending Christmas in a new home. The family of six, which includes four small children, is living in extreme poverty in a remote section of Farm in Clarendon. All it would take is some strong…

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Gunman escapes in taxi after killing businessman

Gleaner on November 14th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Emotions ran high on Courtney Walsh Drive in Half-Way Tree yesterday afternoon as persons pondered the motive behind a brazen attack on a business owner.Businessman Ren ‘Basil’ Malcolm, the operator a bike store, was shot seven times all over his…

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Female shottas rob cabbie - But thieves only get less than a $1,000

Gleaner on November 14th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

A Corporate Area taxi operator said he and another male recently had to ‘tek kin teet kibba heart bun’ after they were robbed at gunpoint by two women posing as passengers.But the taxi man said the females made off with less than $1,000.”Mi take up…

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‘I never gave up’ - Former vendor earns university degree

Gleaner on November 14th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

At 59, most persons would be making plans to retire, but after attaining an associate degree in social work, Margaret Edwards is brimming with confidence that she is one step closer to her goal of operating a child care facility.”I have a passion…

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Dangerous Spur Tree - Men thankful after overturned truck misses house

Gleaner on November 14th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Moments after a 10-wheeler truck got out of control and overturned in a section of Spur Tree called Freedom Valley, residents told Peter Farquharson that the vehicle had ended up in his yard. This scenario was not far-fetched to Farquharson,…

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Gardens of Kingston: Indians keep close bond in Cockburn Gardens

Gleaner on November 14th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Between 1845 and 1921, more than 36,000 East Indians, mainly of the Hindu faith, were brought to Jamaica. Close to two-thirds of them remained and settled in different parts of the island. Among their places of settlement was Cockburn Gardens, which…

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Hazard Primary first to get school zone improvements

Gleaner on November 14th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Eighteen schools across the country are to benefit from physical improvements to their school zones road infrastructure over the next three years, which will be implemented by the JN Foundation’s X Marks the Spot Crosswalk Road Safety Campaign….

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Haile Clacken’s mom leads mental illness awareness campaign

Gleaner on November 14th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Adamant that persons with mental illnesses can be very beneficial to society, Lilieth Clacken, head of the Haile Clacken Bipolar Foundation, is on a mission to educate Jamaicans about mental illness.Haile Clacken was killed under controversial…

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- - - Man shot during confrontation with cops…

Gleaner on November 14th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has partnered with United Kingdom-based education publishing and assessment company, the Pearson Corporation, to develop an online matriculation pathway for students.The pilot for the programme commenced in…

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From shy girl to youth mayor - Daniel Burke tells youths to aim high

Gleaner on November 14th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Denbigh High School head girl, Daneil Burke, has come a long way from being uncomfortable and insecure.Burke, an upper sixth-form student, said her transformation came after she was asked to enter a competition which saw…

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