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Students wade dangerous flood waters in eastern St Thomas

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Many students were forced to wade through flood waters in eastern St Thomas yesterday as torrential rain over the past two days rendered the Hordley Crossing main road impassable.Principal of the Happy Grove School in Hector’s River, Portland,…

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Father discovers ‘missing’ son was in jail for illegal gun

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Aubyn Jarrett, 38, said that last Friday was worse than the day he lost his leg.That’s because he heard that his 15-year-old son, who he thought had gone missing because he didn’t come home from school, was in custody for illegal gun possession.The…

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MAPS delivers at Marley Beach

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Music and Pool Series (MAPS) surpassed expectations, as usual, when it was staged at Marley Beach in Boscobel, St Mary, recently.As patrons walked into the venue, they could feel the excitement. A lot of thought also went into the design and layout…

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Singer Sophia Brown to undergo surgery in the US today

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Reggae singer Sophia Brown is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on her left knee today, as part of her healing process following a near-tragic motor vehicle accident in the US, on Saturday, July 15. Brown was travelling in a car with two…

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Way short of the mark - Feluke concert raises less than quarter of funds needed

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Denver ‘Feluke’ Smith will be heading to Mexico for the second stage of aggressive cancer treatment as early as this weekend.Two weeks ago, friends of the ailing musician rallied around to organise a benefit concert in the hopes of making light…

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Earth Today | Tourism ministry sees urgency in climate change prep work

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THE RECENT rash of hurricanes to affect the Caribbean has lent urgency to efforts to shore up the climate change preparedness of Jamaica’s multi-million-dollar tourism industry.”The Caribbean is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in the world…

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Earth Today | ‘Go Green Expo’ targets students

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THE JAMAICA Climate Change Youth Council (JCCYC) is targeting high-school students for their inaugural Go Green International Day of Climate Action Expo on October 21.A youth affiliate of the Jamaica Climate Change Advisory Board, JCCYC aims to…

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Earth Today | Jamaica to help with travel sector relief after hurricanes

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JAMAICA IS to assist its neigbours whose tourism sectors took a hit with the passage of the recent hurricanes, each of which developed into category four and five events at what seemed to some the snap of a finger.”We are all a part of the regional…

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Immaculate quartet energetic about energy diversification

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Enthused by the prospect of energy diversification, a crop of upper-sixth-formers from the Immaculate Conception High School are unanimous in their belief that Jamaica’s inaugural Natural Gas Conference will not only shape their own development in…

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Parliamentary committee lock horns over Gov’t’s five-in-four

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State Minister for finance and the public service, Fayval Williams, yesterday defended the Government’s so-called five-in-four gross domestic product (GDP growth targets during a parliamentary committee meeting as she sought to dismiss concerns over…

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