Commish points finger - Blames improper management for Palisadoes gridlock

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Police Commissioner George Quallo has pointed the finger at Superintendent Robert Walker, commanding officer for the Kingston East Police Division, claiming that his “lack of diligence and proper management” was one of the reasons for the traffic…

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‘Mi good, good husband dead and gone!’ - Market truck crash claims life of Clarendon farmer

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“How come him fi dead leave me?” That is the question that Gloria Powell asked no one in particular.She was referring to her husband of 20 years, 75-year-old Winston ‘Dickie’ Powell, a farmer of Copperwood district. Powell, along with 34-year-old…

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Portland shakes off mud - Community spirit: Helping hands amid deadly floods

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Cut off from the rest of Portland since Saturday when torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that blanketed the main road linking their community with Barry Hill, residents of Cornwall Barracks were yesterday still struggling to adjust to a…

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Electronic medical records coming for health facilities

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The Ministry of Health will be embarking on a project this year to store patients’ health records electronically.”We will be moving assiduously in this direction,” said Sancia Bennett Templer, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health. She noted…

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Residents on the move - Trying to put their lives together, even with mud everywhere

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A mud roadblock, and a massive one at that, best describes the situation the Gleaner team encountered during yesterday’s attempt to get to Cornwall Barracks in the Rio Grande Valley of Portland.At Barry Hill, residents insist that there had been a…

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Act now - JMA urges political leaders to unite, craft clear crime fighting strategy

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The powerful private-sector lobby, the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA), has issued an urgent appeal for the country’s political leaders to unite and craft an effective crime-fighting strategy.This strategy, the JMA said, must have clear…

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Mould removed from three more floors at Cornwall Regional

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Western Bureau:Workmen carrying out repairs to Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay have cleared mould from three more floors as work to restore the Type A facility to full operational strength continues.Dr Ken-Garfield Douglas, the…

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PM’s fringe benefits appeal eases tension between Government and teachers

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has directly informed the leadership of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) that favourable consideration is now being given to the fringe benefits package currently before the Cabinet.However, JTA President Georgia…

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Gov’t begins three-day retreat today

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As Jamaica’s crime problem presents increased challenges to the authorities with more than 40 murders recorded since the start of the year, and the Government and public-sector workers engaged in tough wage negotiations, Prime Minister Andrew…

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Rio Grande Rafting battered, vessels destroyed

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BERRYDALE, Portland:Portland’s premier tourist attraction, Rio Grande Rafting, has been plunged into turmoil following three days of torrential rainfall that destroyed approximately 95 per cent of the bamboo-fashioned vessels operated by raft…

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