Aunt V wanted to be buried’ - Community members said centenarian wanted to be laid beside late husband

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Gravediggers reportedly turned up at the Duanvale cemetery in Trelawny last Thursday, ready to prepare Violet Moss Brown’s final resting place. When her husband,…

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Clifton Primary a bright light in Hanover

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

After being shunned by many parents, who opted to send their children to urban schools, Clifton Primary School in Hanover is now one of the brightest lights in western Jamaica.The institution, which is located approximately seven miles from Lucea,…

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Funeral fight leads to gun find

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

The Darliston police seized one Interarms 9mm pistol and nine 9mm rounds of ammunition and took a man into custody in Orange Hill, Darliston, Westmoreland, on Sunday.Reports are that at about 4:30 p.m., a group of mourners were at a funeral when an…

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Residents predict ‘ZOSO babies’

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

With residents being required to be off the streets at nightfall, many residents of Mount Salem, St James, the first community to be named a zone of special operations (ZOSO), are predicting that there will be an explosion of ‘ZOSO babies’ come next…

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Families seek help to bury cancer victims

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

The families of cancer victims Jermaine Barrett and Tajae Jones, who died just a day apart last week, are now pleading for assistance to cover the expenses related to the burial of their loved ones.Jones of Murray Mount in St Ann, and Barrett of Mt…

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Woman charged for throwing away traffic ticket

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

A woman was charged for breaching the National Solid Waste Management Act after she threw away a traffic ticket issued to her by a police officer on Michael Manley Boulevard earlier this month.Camala Robe pleaded guilty to the charges when she…

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Water woes hurting First Hill All-Age

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Operations at First Hill All-Age School in Jackson Town, Trelawny, are being undermined by a severe water shortage caused by frequent dry spells. The situation is negatively impacting the maintenance of proper hygiene at the school.During a recent…

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Talk to us : NGOs want greater role in crime fight

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Western Jamaica-based family therapist Dr Beverly Scott is calling on the Government to partner with civil society stakeholders to stop the current criminal onslaught, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives in Jamaica since the start…

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STAR Salute : Gloria bonding with her flowers in retirement

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Despite originating from Clarendon, Gloria Carruthers has become a household name in Jackson Town, the quiet community located in Trelawny’s sugar belt where she chose to settle and make here home more than four decades ago.Before settling in…

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Westwood NY chapter stages fundraiser this Saturday

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

The New York branch of the Westwood Old Girls’ Association (WOGANY) will be staging a ‘Fall Fundraiser’ this Saturday at the Bay Ridge Manor in Brooklyn, New York.All proceeds from the event will go towards the school’s post-fire rebuilding project…

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