World’s oldest person dies - Moss Brown passes away at MoBay medical facility

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Western Bureau:Violet Moss Brown, who had the enviable distinction of being the world’s oldest person for just over five months, is dead. She died at a medical facility in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday afternoon, three days after she was…

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Body of man washed away in gully found

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There was to be no fairy-tale ending in the story of yet another person being swept away in a gully by raging floodwaters as the tale of 79-year-old labourer William Marshall would prove.Marshall’s tattered body was discovered yesterday morning in…

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St Ann to get 5 more schools - Parish ranks high on ministry’s three-year expansion programme

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The parish of St Ann has been identified as the area most urgently in need of additional schools as the Ministry of Education makes plans to build five additional schools over the next three years.Education Minister Ruel Reid, in an interview with…

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Intellectually disabled most vulnerable with nat’l ID - Rodriquez

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While the entire disabled community will experience difficulties in registering for the National Identification System (NIDS), there’s a strong likelihood that the intellectually impaired will face greater challenges, according to Executive Director…

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Gov’t to spend more than $600 million in St Mary

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The Andrew Holness administration is to spend $626 million to finance rehabilitation works of the Junction corridor which links Kingston and St Andrew to the eastern parishes of St Mary and Portland.The value of the project includes the works…

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Multibillion-dollar investment to prevent future airspace closures

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The Government is hopeful that its efforts to achieve triple surveillance capabilities by the latest 2020 as a part of a wider $J3.5-billion investment will prevent the closure of the Jamaican airspace in the future.”The Norman Manley International…

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Confident Justin bests CSEC ‘monster’

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Having vanquished the hard-hitting mock exams earlier in the year, nine grade ones and a grade two in the recent May/June Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) exams came as little surprise to Ardennite Justin Lynch.”The mock exams are…

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Motley calls for regional ID - Barbadian politician wants private sector to fund multilpurpose document

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The Opposition Leader of Barbados Mia Motley wants that Caribbean countries to introduce multipurpose identification cards for citizens in the region to facilitate deeper integration of the countries.Mottley, the main speaker on the opening day of…

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Matt’s formula - Preparation key, says Ardennite after exam success

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Nine ones and a grade two later and Ardennite Matthew Palmer is resolute that ample preparation is the formula that has brought him Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exam success.A consistent top performer since transitioning from…

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Three cops in Kamoza Clarke case to face Circuit Court

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WESTERN BUREAU:Three of the five policemen who are facing charges arising from the death of Trelawny resident Kamoza Clarke will have their case heard in the Trelawny Circuit Court on November 6.Sergeant Derrick Henry and district constables Alwayne…

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