World’s oldest person dies at 117 in Jamaica

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The world’s oldest person, 117-year-old Violet Moss Brown has died, her son Barry Russell, 85, has reported. This morning, The Gleaner reported that Moss Brown was caught in the middle of a tug of war between members of her family, as one group…

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World’s oldest woman snatched

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Western Bureau:The world’s oldest person, 117-year-old Violet Moss Brown, is caught in the middle of a tug of war between members of her family as one group that claimed that she was not getting the best of care has snatched her from her Duanvale,…

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Devastated! - Hospital staff and patients stunned by death of colleague

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“There was not a dry eye - everyone was crying,” Errol Greene, chief executive officer of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), described how the staff at one of the largest departments at the health facility reacted to news yesterday that 40-year-old…

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Greater scrutiny for FLA and all national security agencies

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Greater scrutiny now applies to all government agencies that fall under the banner of national security, such as the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA).This…

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Trench Town residents charged to value learning opportunities

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Dr Omar Davies, retired member of parliament for St Andrew Southern, on Wednesday reminded his former constituents of their obligation to take seriously the responsibility of educating their children.”The opportunities which are being presented by…

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Hanover, Westmoreland JPs to get ZOSO training

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WESTERN BUREAU:Plans are afoot for justices of the peace (JPs) in Hanover and Westmoreland to be trained so that they will be in a state of readiness to participate in zones of special operations (ZOSO), the Government’s latest initiative to battle…

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Jamaica to serve on UNWTO Executive Council

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CHENGDU, China:Jamaica has again been elected to the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to serve a two-year term alongside Argentina and Uruguay.This is a shared arrangement of the four-year membership. It…

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Lawyers’ absence delays Mario Deane case

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WESTERN BUREAU:The absence of two of the defence attorneys for the three police officers charged in connection with the 2014 death of Mario Deane resulted in the case, which came up for mention in the St James Parish Court yesterday, being put off…

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IMF leader to visit Jamaica again November

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Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde is expected to make her second visit to Jamaica in November, this time to participate in a high-level Caribbean forum. A release from the Office of the Prime Minister…

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Jamaica dollar reaches $131 to US$1

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The average selling rate of the Jamaican dollar hit the $131 mark to the United States currency for the first time yesterday. The average selling rate, according to the Bank of Jamaica trading summary, was $131.32. The exchange rate reached the…

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