Disabled woman killed in her bed - Security forces blamed for shooting

Gleaner on May 28th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

When Grace Freckleton heard that someone in her August Town, St Andrew, community was shot, allegedly by members of the security forces yesterday afternoon, the thought that it may be one of her family members never crossed her mind. However,…

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Substanzz full of confidence

Gleaner on May 28th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

Determined to be creative in the spelling of his stage name, this singjay took a regular word from the dictionary, replaced the ‘ce’ at the end with ‘zz’ ,and with the click of a finger, Substanzz was born. This artiste, however, could easily have…

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Bodies of missing men found in sinkhole

Gleaner on May 28th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

Investigators will have to rely on DNA science to identify three bodies that were found in a 40-foot sinkhole in a section of Hanover called Phoenix Town, in Santoy, Hanover, on Tuesday. The bodies are believed to be those of Juvane ‘Indian’…

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Wildfire nearly flattens church

Gleaner on May 28th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

Beverly Graham, an overseer for the Somerset Seventh-day Adventist Church in St Andrew, recounts how community members had to pool together and saved the holy house from being consumed by fire. “The women and men from the community and children…

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‘We have lost everything’ - Rum Lane fire leaves residents in pain

Gleaner on May 28th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

Asheika Townsend is slated to start The University of the West Indies this September where she will pursue a degree in journalism, but, hopefully, she will never have to write a story similar to what she is currently experiening. The 18-year-old…

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Inmate Diary logo

Gleaner on May 28th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

Hello, High praises to those responsible for this column. I would like to start by bringing awareness to the people in the free world. As much as I don’t want to be or sound political, the sad truth is incarceration is 100 per cent political….

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J’can appointed to Florida Supreme Court

Gleaner on May 28th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

HISTORY WAS made in Florida when Renatha Francis became the first Jamaican ever to be appointed to the Florida Supreme Court. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement yesterday at a news conference in Miami. Francis currently sits as a…

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ONE-MINUITE READ … News across the Jamaica

Gleaner on May 28th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

40 deportees deportees set to arrive Some 40 deportees are among 220 Jamaicans scheduled to arrive in the island from the United States next week. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement on Tuesday at a digital press conference…

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Employers encouraged to make use of flexible work arrangements

Gleaner on May 28th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

The Government is encouraging employers to make use of the Flexible Work Arrangements Act 2014 after the work-from-home order is lifted on June 1. The Order was enacted in March as part of measures to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica….

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Jamaica records 12 more recoveries in the last 24 hours

Gleaner on May 28th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that five more samples have tested positive for COVID-19, which brings the total confirmed cases in Jamaica to 569. In the last 24 hours, recovery numbers climbed to 279 as 12 more patients…

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