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Sort out drains, Portmore Mayor tells HAJ after flooding - agency denies responsibility

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

With yesterday’s heavy rains causing extensive flooding in sections of the Westmeade Willows and Phoenix Vista housing schemes in Portmore, St Catherine, Mayor Leon Thomas is calling on the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), developers of both spaces…

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Lawyers vow to vigorously defend Hanna - PNP awaiting Integrity Commission’s review of OCG report

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The People’s National Party (PNP) Integrity Commission is expected, within a few weeks, to respond to general secretary Julian Robinson on the way forward following Tuesday’s tabling of the contractor general’s special report on allegations of…

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Costly malice - Court awards $12m to man dishonourably discharged from JDF over fabricated police record

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Government will now have to pay a St Mary man more than $12 million in damages after the nation’s second-highest court affirmed a finding by a judge of the Supreme Court that a criminal conviction, which was recorded against his name, was…

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IDB US$20 million loan to boost police investigative capacity

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica’s criminal investigative capacity is to receive a major boost as aresult of a US$20 million loanfrom the Inter American Development Bank (IDB).In a statement issued yesterday, the IDB outlined that because Jamaica has one of the most violent…

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Marooned every time it rains - Orange Tree residents beg for a proper bridge

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Nestled in the hills of St Thomas and peacefully tucked away just outside of Llandewy is a community called Orange Tree, which is home to approximately 15 persons.The residents describe their humble abode as a serene get-away from the usual hustle…

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Heavy rains lash MoBay causing major flooding

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay, St James, took a major battering yesterday afternoon as heavy rains, which lashed the city for over four hours, caused major flooding and dislocation and resulted in severe infrastructural damage on a scale not seen in…

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Crime not yet slowing MoBay business - Gibbs

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Despite murders in St James swiftly approaching the 300 mark, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry T’Shura Gibbs says that it will not be a deterrent to the investment and commercial activities in the parish - at least for…

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Business at a standstill in sections of MoBay after flooding

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under More News -

Commercial activities in Montego Bay are a standstill following Wednesday’s heavy rains.

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Six undocumented Jamaicans arrested in The Bahamas

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under More News -

Six undocumented Jamaican migrants have been arrested in Bimini in The Bahamas.

It’s reported that the authorities went to Cat Cay and held the six Jamaicans in bushes shortly after 10 o’clock, Wednesday morning.

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Mother, children mowed down in front of hospital

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Up to press time last night, doctors at the Bustamante Hospital for Children were still attending to a mother and her two children after they were mowed down while walking on the pedestrian crossing at the front of the medical facility.Information…

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