Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive aims for $16 million

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The Salvation Army is targeting $16 million in its Christmas Kettle drive this year, and its regular partner, ScotiaBank, has set it well on its way with the usual $1 million donation.The 2017 kettle drive was launched yesterday with Christmas…

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Lasco, Medimpex win special damages against Pfizer

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A High Court judge has laid out a road map for lawyers representing American drug manufacturers Pfizer and two local companies - Medimpex Jamaica and Lasco Distributors - to resolve their multimillion-dollar lawsuit.Justice Vivienne Harris also…

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Sharpshooter - Politician under probe after video of him firing at water bottles on man’s head, hands goes viral

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Jamaica Labour Party candidate in the 2016 general election Trevor Webb is currently under probe after a video of him shooting at bottles in a man’s outstretched hands and one on his head went viral.The police have turned the video over to the…

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Youth club revival key to countering gang lure, says Green

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Floyd Green, state minister for education, youth and information, is appealing to the private sector for assistance in revitalising the national youth club network, which he believes can empower young people to resist the lure of gang culture and…

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Help our boys, too! - Girls call for destigmatisation of abused males

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A group of female students have expressed concern that although their male peers also face victimisation, they are often overlooked because abuse is not readily associated with males in the Jamaican culture.Of particular concern for the four senior…

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Extend ZOSO to other communities, say St James pastors

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WESTERN BUREAU:While welcoming the recently announced extension to the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Mt Salem, St James, some religious leaders in the parish believe the crime-fighting initiative should be extended to other communities.Last…

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LNG at Alpart a win for Jamaicans, environment - JET

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The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says the decision to use liquefied natural gas instead of coal at alumina plant Alpart is a victory for Jamaicans and the environment.

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HEART ATTACK? - - Ninja Man rushed to hospital while on murder trial

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Ninja Man’s lawyer, Valrie Neita Robinson, has refused to confirm speculations that the entertainer suffered a heart attack yesterday.”He is sick and has been taken to the doctor, and there is a possibility that he will have to go to the hospital,”…

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University pledges support for slain cop’s daughter

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The Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has pledged to establish a scholarship fund to facilitate the tertiary education for the daughter of slain police corporal Melvin Smith.She is 11 years old, and currently attends Hampton High School in St…

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Man bites brother on his neck

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Psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for a man who yesterday pleaded guilty to biting his younger brother on his neck.Raheem Fraser, 23, admitted that he committed the act against his 17-year-old brother, when he appeared before the Kingston and…

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