Jamaica’s Davina Bennett is second runner up to Miss Universe 2017

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Miss Universe Jamaica Davina Bennett has been declared second runner up to the 2017 Miss Universe.

Bennett, emerged from a field of 92 contestants from across the globe.

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#JLPConference: NHT on track to deliver 8,500 mortgages - Holness

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the National Housing Trust (NHT) is on track to deliver 8,500 mortgages to new home owners. He was speaking on Sunday at the Jamaica Labour Party’s Annual Conference at the National Arena

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St Lucia’s PM headlines foreign speakers at JLP conference

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Allen Michael Chastinet, the prime minister of St Lucia, who shares a middle name with Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Prime Minister Andrew Holness, will headline the list of Caribbean politicians to address the public session of the party’s 74th…

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Parent-teacher standoff - Mother at odds with school administrators over social media post; - Given ultimatum to apologise or withdraw daughter and face legal action

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Concerned that the abuse of her 10-year-old daughter by her classmate was not being taken seriously by school administrators, one mother was further infuriated last week after she was asked to withdraw her daughter from the institution and to expect…

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Accident or murder? - Victims found after fire might have been killed elsewhere

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Police and firefighters in Westmoreland believe that they may be investigating another multiple murder, following a fire that razed a house in New Brighton yesterday, leaving behind the bodies of four persons and a community burning with fear….

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Secret beatings - Batterers leaving fewer scars … but police say they can still be charged

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Trench Town resident Orlando Blake* admits he has physically abused women, and has in fact been taken into police custody after badly beating a female in the past.He said he later changed his method of disciplining women after realising that…

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Tourist numbers rise high for fall - Big stopover increase recorded in usually stagnant season

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WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica’s stopover arrivals for the usually stagnant fall season have been literally bursting at the seams, with October alone showing an astonishing 16.2 per cent increase.These, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, are not…

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Soaring on a wing and a prayer - Shannon Newman defying the odds

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Her story might mirror ones that you’ve read before - neglected by her father, raised by a financially challenged single mother and struggles to secure guarantors for a student loan.But 21-year-old Shannon Newman’s story goes deeper, just like the…

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‘Break the silence, stop the violence’ - Protesters urge end to domestic abuse

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The nexus between domestic violence and the transmission of HIV was the main concern of some 200 Jamaicans who participated in a walk against female violence in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, yesterday.The initiative was dubbed a silent protest, but…

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Keep politics out of chief justice appointment - Attorney, retired judge agree process needs review as floated names make lawyers wary

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Chief Justice Zaila McCalla is retiring in January next year and calls are now being made by the Jamaican Bar Association (JAMBAR) and some members of the judiciary for a drastic change in the appointment to such a post.

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