UPDATE: Hunt on for wanted man ‘Cruz’ following shootout with army

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The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is urging residents of Richmond Hill in St James to be on the lookout for wanted man Richard Anderson also known as ‘Cruz’. Cruz escaped a dragnet this morning in the bushes of Richmond Hill during which…

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Dull debates - First-time MPs dismayed by ‘boring’, ‘parochial’ discourse in Parliament

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First-time lawmaker Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn has admitted that she sometimes gets bored listening to debates in Parliament.Cuthbert-Flynn, the former star athlete-turned-politician, asserted, too, that not enough legislation is being passed and…

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J’cans urged to recognise importance of veterans efforts 100 years after end of Great War

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Yesterday marked exactly 100 years since the ‘Great War’, World War I, was brought to an end and tribute was paid to those Jamaican men who died in that catastrophic event during a Remembrance Day ceremony held at National Heroes…

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Editors’ Forum | UWI community film project reaps ‘phenomenal’ rewards

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Since taking shape in August 2012, the University of the West Indies Community Film Project (UWICFP) has graduated more than 300 persons islandwide, 70 per cent of whom have gone on to find work in their area of training or otherwise.Professor Ian…

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Pastors urge women to choose partners carefully

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WESTERN BUREAU:Following the murders of 43-year-old Dionne Smith and her 16-year-old daughter, Jay-Shenel Gordon, committed by Smith’s common-law husband in September, two pastors are urging women to leave abusive relationships and to be careful in…

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‘Six Great Jamaicans’ brought back into spotlight

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Almost 70 years after they were first celebrated in written word, six significant figures in Jamaica’s history are once again being recognised for their invaluable contributions to the nation.The six have impacted aspects of Jamaica’s history,…

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Birth certificate at last! - Junior Paige can now pursue military dreams

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Without a birth certificate, 23-year-old Junior Paige, up to recently, was living like an alien in his own country, but that obstacle has now been removed and he can pursue his dream of becoming a soldier in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).With the…

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Thousands of birth, other certificates unclaimed from RGD - Persons urged to collect or will have to reapply

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Almost 100,000 birth, death, marriage and other certificates remain unclaimed at the offices of the Registrar General’s Department (RGD).Nicole Whyte, marketing and planning manager at the RGD’s offices, speaking with The Gleaner last week, appealed…

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JUTC warns it will pull Above Rocks buses amid any threat of violence

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The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it will be forced to pull its buses from the Above Rocks route in St Andrew if the police confirm any threat of violence against its drivers or vandalism of its vehicles. In a statement Monday…

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Comic book genius and Spider-Man creator Stan Lee dies at 95

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionised the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died…

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