Probing Portland | No safe haven - Cops on the lookout for migrant criminals

Gleaner on May 7th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The leaders of the Portland police have vowed to do everything in their power to keep residents safe, even as concerns mount about possible migrant criminals making their way into the usually peaceful parish.Four months into his role as head of the…

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Scripps to get double dose of Jamaica - Two locals to compete at Spelling Bee championships in US this month

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After placing third in the 2018 Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee Competition, Ardenne High School’s Assana Thompson is now set to make history by joining first-place winner Nathaniel Stone, of Glenmuir High School at the Scripps National…

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Chillin’ in the mawnin’ rain

Gleaner on May 7th, 2018 | File Under Entertainment News -

The Sunday-morning festivities at The Verandah in Clarendon could have easily been dampened with warnings of an impeding weather system. But rain or shine, patrons showed their commitment to Wright Image and Murray’s Farms’ luxurious Chillin’ party…

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A-dZiko Simba to revisit Munirah Theatre Company - ‘What Use Art?’

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Dramatist, poet and novelist A-dZiko Simba has been living in Jamaica since the beginning of her 21st year. And it has been 21 years since she was last in England. That stretch of absence is due to end later this month when she attends and does her…

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NWC says several facilities impacted by rainfall

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The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that water supply facilities in several of parishes have been severely impacted by the rainfall affecting the island. The NWC says there have been power supply disruptions, blocked intakes as well as…

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Ricketts supports Final 8

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Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts said that he is in favour of FIFA’s proposal of an international competition that takes place every two years.FIFA President Gianni Infantino said last week that he would like create a…

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NWA UPDATE: Rains stymie NWA’s efforts to clear some roads

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The National Works Agency (NWA) says the heavy rains which have continued across sections of the island has stymied its efforts to clear blocked roads. Communication and Customer Services Manager at NWA Stephen Shaw says that some progress was made…

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September 18 trial for cops in Mario Deane murder case

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The three cops charged in relation to the death of construction worker Mario Deane are to go on trial in the St James Circuit Court on September 18. The date was set when Corporal Elaine Stewart and district constables Juliana Clevon and Marlon…

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US wants OAS to suspend Venezuela, new sanctions imposed

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday asked the countries of the Western Hemisphere to suspend Venezuela from the 35-nation Organization of American States. Vice President Mike Pence also urged member states to cut off Venezuelan…

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Hordley Crossing in St Thomas flooded, students stranded

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Several students of Happy Grove High School in east Portland are now stranded at the Hordley Crossing in St Thomas as public passenger operators have withdrawn their services because the crossing is flooded. Heavy rains have rendered a section of…

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