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UPDATED: #CarnivalinJamaica: Revellers take lunch time for costume repairs

Gleaner on April 8th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Half way through the excitement of road marches and wining to calypso music, revellers in the Bacchanal band broke for lunch and laughter too. But some revellers had to use the time to repair costumes.

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#CarnivalinJamaica: Trini mom matches strides with young daughter

Gleaner on April 8th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Mother-daughter duo Janna and Jahzara Roberts are out in matching costumes to play mas with the Xodus marching band in Kingston. Janna who lives in Trinidad said this is the first time her three-year-old daughter is marching.

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#CarnivalinJamaica: Revellers take lunch time for costume repairs

Gleaner on April 8th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Half way through the excitement of road marches and wining to calypso music, revellers in the Bacchanal band broke for lunch and laughter too. But some revellers had to use the time to repair costumes.

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Bounty on Bobby! - New York gun smugglers in alleged plot to kill former national security minister

Gleaner on April 8th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Security has been increased around former Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, following reports out of the United States of a possible threat on his life by gunrunners.Montague, who was reassigned to the ministry of transport and mining…

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Major shake-up in health sector … Errol Greene to now head WRHA; ailing Cornwall Regional Hospital a top priority

Gleaner on April 8th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A massive shake-up is now under way of the management and oversight teams responsible for the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, as health officials hasten to halt declining confidence in the operations of the ailing facility….

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Parents heartbroken over missing children …Scores still unaccounted for

Gleaner on April 8th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Eric Maxwell’s only child is among the 1,674 children who went missing last year, and with each passing day he gets even more depressed about the mysterious disappearance of his 12-year-old daughter, Tamoy.According to the Ananda Alert Secretariat,…

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Sexual performance big concern for men diagnosed with cancer

Gleaner on April 8th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

While the major concern for men diagnosed with cancer is their ability to perform sexually, women generally worry about their prospect for survival and how the disease will affect their finances, image and efforts to get pregnant.”For some women,…

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Shaw aims to cut onion imports

Gleaner on April 8th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Efforts must be made to reduce the percentage of onions being imported for domestic consumption, stressed Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw.It is a call to which the Caribbean Broilers Group is responding through its…

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Youth held back by poverty - Many staying away from school because they can’t afford to go

Gleaner on April 8th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Dozens of children in war-torn, impoverished communities in May Pen, Clarendon, are staying away from school because they cannot afford lunch money and transportation to attend institutions located far away from their homes.Otis James, head of the…

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Labelling nutri products not necessary - Bureau of Standards knocks suggestions to mark products being sold in schools, noting they are not for the general public

Gleaner on April 8th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

While parents wait to see if the nutri products that are being offered through a school-feeding programme by the Nutrition Products Limited (NPL) will indeed get proper labelling, fresh concerns are being raised as to how they were passed by the…

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