#ReturnToLondon: No medal for Jamaica in 400m, Bahamian favourite injured

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The Jamaican trio of Shericka Jackson, Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Novlene Williams-Mills placed 5th, 6th and 8th respectively in the final of the women’s 400 metres. Jackson registered 50.76 seconds, McPherson 50.86 and Williams-Mills 51.48….

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Businessman Patrick Powell sentenced to nine months in prison on firearm conviction

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Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer Businessman Patrick Powell has been sentenced to nine months in prison at hard labour for failing to hand over his licensed firearm and ammunition to police investigators. The offence is a breach of the…

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Police fight back - JCF review body clears cops recommended not to lead internal operations again

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The integrity of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry is being questioned in a Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) review that has cleared five cops of wrongdoing in the 2010 security operation in Tivoli Gardens.The enquiry’s commissioners last year…

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London 2017 | Jamaica still has medal hopes - Quarrie

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LONDON, England:After recovering from an early stumble in her 200m heats to book her spot in the semi-final at the World Championships in London, young sprinter Sashalee Forbes was asked a question that has been making the rounds in the English…

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No rapists here! - Residents of Zimbabwe deny claims of what led to 17-y-o’s murder; call on mother to tell what she knows

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Serious about safeguarding the reputation of their community, residents of Arnett Gardens - particularly from an area called Zimbabwe, where 17-year-old Meadowbrook High School student Micholle Moulton was shot and killed - have rebuffed reports…

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Nine restaurants ordered closed in Mandeville

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The Manchester Public Health Department has ordered closed a total of nine food establishments in the parish between last week and yesterday as they were deemed to be putting the public at risk.Among those closed are all five located at the…

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Pastor on the run - Clergyman flees after claims of sex with underage girl

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A Kingston pastor accused of repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl before impregnating her is now being sought by detectives at the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA).Law-enforcement sources revealed…

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Vere students make mark with machines - Team shows winning creations at Denbigh

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In one corner of the William Shagoury Building at the 65th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural Show in Clarendon last weekend stood two machines - an atmospheric water generator and an acquaponics machine.Designed by a group of students from Vere…

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Close to 900 murders in eight months - Data reveal 21 per cent increase over last year

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Jamaica is on the verge of recording 900 murders this year, with more than four months still remaining.Since January 1, according to statistics compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), 891 persons have been killed across the island, 158, or…

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Cops accused of kidnapping teen to be charged

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The three police constables accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old boy in Westmoreland are to be charged with criminal offences. Head of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch, Assistant Commissioner Fitz Bailey says investigators are…

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