Mt Salem success - Wanted man held, four illegal guns, ammunition seized; social intervention begins in ZOSO

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Western Bureau:An AK-47 rifle with one magazine and five live rounds, a 9mm pistol and two home-made guns were found; two men believed involved in serious crimes held; lead sheets used in the lottery scam seized, and scores of residents turned out…

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Airport anguish - Scores of travellers stranded as Ja’s airspace remained closed yesterday

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The island’s tourism industry received a body blow yesterday as an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 visitors, plus scores of Jamaicans, were unable to enter or leave through the island’s two main airports.Visitor-arrival figures forthe first week of this…

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More bloodletting in Clarendon, St Catherine

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Criminals continued their deadly rampage in Clarendon and St Catherine Friday night into yesterday morning, leaving at least three persons dead and two others nursing gunshot wounds.In Clarendon, 27-year-old tailor Omar Forbes of York Town was…

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Kingston ‘hero’ saves inner city boy from flooded gully

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The inner cities communities of Arnett Gardens and Trench Town in Kingston are hailing 24-year-old Tremayne Brown as a hero after he rescued a 12-year-old boy who was swept away by flood waters in the community on Friday. Renaldo…

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St Michael’s Primary enjoying new lease on life

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Sitting beside the intimidating Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre and surrounded by a number of volatile communities, the central Kingston-based St Michael’s Primary School has for years been stigmatised as a fading institution.But teachers at…

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Spare the rod | Beating children just doesn’t work - NPSC head

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The long-held view of many Jamaicans that flogging their children is an effective method of enforcing discipline has been rubbished by Kaysia Kerr, the new head of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC).Hours after she was confirmed as the…

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Spare the rod | Scores of J’cans deported from US for flogging kids

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Beating a child (corporal punishment) is considered a necessity by some Jamaican parents, but immigration attorney Joan Pinnock is warning that Jamaicans migrating to the United States will have to learn how to spare the rod, as this is one of the…

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Political prospects in St Mary South East open to meeting - Parchment Brown

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As major political parties gear up for what is shaping up to be a tight race in the St Mary South East by-election, Jamaica’s chief political referee, Donna Parchment Brown, has moved to arrange a sit-down with the expected candidates to outline the…

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Shane ready to shine - Political neophyte looking to hang on to SE St Mary for the PNP

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When Dr Shane Alexis returned to Jamaica after completing medical studies in Cuba, his first job was at Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary.After careful consideration and having received permission from family and friends to go, Alexis has jumped into…

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Little superheroes, fighting big battles - Childhood cancer under the spotlight this month

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More than 80 per cent of the children diagnosed with cancer at the Bustamante Hospital for Children can be successfully treated if the diagnosis is done early.But several of these children have died because their parents and guardians failed to…

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