Deadly motorcycles - Culture change in Westmoreland needed to tackle motorcycle-related road fatalities, says road safety official

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The Latest national statistics reveal that motorcyclists account for almost 25 per cent of road fatalities since the start of the year, with Westmoreland once again heading the list with 20 deaths.Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the…

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Eight children benefit from free corrective scoliosis surgery

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There was overwhelming gratitude for the generosity of the Straight Caribbean Spine Foundation (SCSF) after eight children who suffered from scoliosis benefited extensively from corrective surgeries at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC).Dr…

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Petrojam gets US$370,000 from ‘bankrupt’ Greek firm

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Petrojam said that it has now received the US$370,000 that was owed by Aegean Marine Petroleum for products delivered on November 4.Agean has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States.The Opposition had raised questions that amid the…

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Personal information about US citizens found on computer linked to Tommy Lee

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Personal information about people from North America was at the centre of testimony given during the Tommy Lee Sparta lottery scam trial in the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston yesterday.Detective Corporal Campbell told prosecuting attorney Sophia…

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Youth groups to receive funding for refurbishing basic schools

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Three youth groups across the island will receive funding for the renovation of three basic schools under the Volunteer Project Competition.The 2018 staging of the competition, part of activities to mark Youth Month, was officially launched on…

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Kameika Robinson reigns as queen of history

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Kameika Robinson, the 17-year-old student from The Queen’s School, has dominated the regional rankings for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) History Unit 1 examinations for the 2017-2018 academic year.From a cohort of hundreds of…

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Mandela Highway upgrading project 89% complete

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that upgrading work on Mandela Highway, which spans St Andrew and St Catherine, is 89 per cent complete.The US$64 million Mandela Highway Realignment and Reconstruction project involves road construction…

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Mother of 10-y-o murdered at St Thomas home

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The 10-year-old St Theresa Prep School student, who witnessed the murder of her mother yesterday morning, is to receive counselling. The child is currently in the care of a relative.Forty-six-year-old sales representative Nadine Brown of Edward Road…

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Top ‘lotto scammers’ held in Trelawny

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WESTERN BUREAU:Three men, who the police have labelled as major players in the illicit lottery scam, were yesterday arrested in an operation carried out in the Coral Spring community in Trelawny by the Lottery Scam Task Force.However, while the…

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Mischief! - Shaw dismisses concerns over Jamaica-China deals

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Audley Shaw, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has dismissed concerns about China’s growing influence in Jamaica, describing the critics as either political or mischievous.Several persons have expressed concerns about China’…

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