Water fears dampened - WRA head says plans under way to avert shortage when Bernard Lodge city emerges

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The Water Resources Authority (WRA) has imposed a moratorium on the extraction of water from the Rio Cobre basin to reduce the likelihood of a shortage as plans to get the proposed Bernard Lodge city take shape. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday…

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‘I don’t plan to give up’ - Camille Royal rises above anger as Abilities Foundation gives legs to her dreams

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Since birth, 34-year-old Camille Royal has had legs so tiny, she was never privileged to walk. She was also deprived of her right to a stable education. Today, although she can use a pen but cannot read, Royal remains undaunted. Behind her are the…

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Hundreds celebrate broadcast veteran Dorraine Samuels

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Love permeated the air yesterday as hundreds of mourners turned out at the University Chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, to bid farewell to Dorraine Samuels, who is often described as the doyenne of broadcasting in Jamaica. One…

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Westmoreland pulling plug on backyard burials - Some communities blacklisted, deputy mayor wants parishwide ban

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WESTERN BUREAU: With close to 100 requests per month and mounting environmental concerns, the Westmoreland Public Health Services is moving to drive the final nail in the coffin of backyard burials in several communities. Steve Morris, chief public…

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News Briefs

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10-y-o suspected of drowning The Frankfield Police in Clarendon are investigating the circumstances surrounding Sunday’s death of 10-year-old Maalik Walters of Lampard district in the parish. Reports are that about 2 p.m., residents found Maalik…

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Bustamante Hospital to get 20-bed cardiac ward

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has announced plans for a $100-million 20-bed facility to support pre- and post-care patients of the catheterisation laboratory at the Bustamante Hospital for Children. “We have done the costing and I want to…

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‘Nothing to fear’ - EU official says support for Caribbean won’t collapse

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Nervous Caribbean leaders need not worry about dwindling political and developmental support from the European Union (EU) because of possible changes to the make-up of the European Commission, a top EU official has indicated. Negotiators from…

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More murders rock western Jamaica

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Despite efforts by the Area One police to curb crime and apprehend gunmen, western Jamaica continues to bleed, with five murders taking place over the past six days. The latest incident occurred in Westmoreland on Sunday, where 27-year-old cookshop…

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Anguish in Sterling Castle after eight-year-old girl found murdered

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It was plain anguish in the St Andrew community of Sterling Castle Heights today after the body of eight-year-old Shante Skyers was found in bushes. “Unnu kill me baby!” wailed a woman who was identified as the child’s grandmother. According to the police, Skyers was found approximately 12:30 p.m in an area called Blue Hole.

 

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UPDATE: Body of missing 8-y-o St Andrew girl found, suspect identified

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The search for eight-year-old Shantae Skyers of Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew who went missing last Thursday has ended. A search party led by the St Andrew North Police found the child’s body among rubble in an area known as Blue Hole in the…

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