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‘Despicable!’ - Upset about crime, Jamaican diaspora caution against tarring everyone as gunrunners

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

A leading voice in the Jamaican diaspora has fired back at government Senator Kerensia Morrison, pointing out that the shipment of guns and ammunition found at the wharf in Kingston last week is not a reflection of all Jamaicans living overseas.”…

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More J’can women undergoing double mastectomy

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More Jamaican women are opting to undergo a double mastectomy as a precautionary measure against breast cancer, a growing trend as a result of the ‘Angelina Jolie Effect’, one local expert has suggested.A mastectomy is the surgical removal of the…

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Commish backs Chang - Security minister gets support from top cop for shakeup of JCF

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National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has been backed by Police Commissioner Major Antony Anderson, who, too, is adamant that change must come to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) if the issues of crime and violence are to be brought under…

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Soldier held with illegal gun

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

A Jamaica Defence Force soldier was arrested yesterday after he was allegedly held with an illegal firearm and several rounds of ammunition.The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communi-cations Unit (CCU) has confirmed the incident, which…

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Media personality Elva Ruddock is dead

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

Media personality and comedienne Elva Ruddock died yesterday. Reports are that she had been ailing for some time with lupus and had been hospitalised.News of her death has shocked the entertainment, media and theatre industries on which Ruddock made…

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INDECOM cops - NACOLE Achievement - in Oversight Award

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Jamaica’s Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) this week became the first Caribbean and non-American recipient of the NACOLE (National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement) Achievement in Oversight Award.The award was…

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Photo | Attempted break-in at Scotiabank

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Police yesterday morning foiled a break-in at the Scotiabank at the Oxford House, Oxford Road in St Andrew. Up to press time, one man was in custody and two were on the run. According to reports, approximately…

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5.2-magnitude aftershock rattles recovering nation

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

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP):The US Geological Survey (USGS) says a 5.2 magnitude aftershock rattled northern Haiti, a day after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake left at least 12 dead and 188 injured at the same location. The USGS says the aftershock’s…

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Spelling Bee | This is such an amazing feeling - Ashleigh

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

Half-Way Tree, St Andrew: Pentecostal Tabernacle Church Hall1. Ashleigh Jarrett, Immaculate Conception HighSchool2. Kayona Campbell, Campion College3. Armani Dyer, Ardenne High School4. Ajani McFarlene, Campion College5. Nyela Fearon, Ardenne…

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‘An amazing feeling’ - - Reggae Girlz grab crucial World Cup Qualifying win over Costa Rica

Gleaner on October 8th, 2018 | File Under Sport News -

National senior women’s football team goalkeeper Sydney Schneider produced a top quality performance, with four crucial saves in the second half as the Reggae Girlz defeated Costa Rica 1-0 in their Group B CONCACAF final round Women’s World Cup…

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