Ghost town - Two dead, three injured in separate incidents as gunmen shatter peace in Standpipe

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The increased police patrols in the Cedar Valley and Barbican Road communities of St Andrew in the wake of the killing of two men and shooting of three other persons Thursday evening have seemingly failed to assuage the fear that has now gripped…

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Nine months to carry them, nine months to lose them - Terrelonge says bad parents to lose children to adoption

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WESTERN BUREAU: Alando Terrelonge, minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says that legislation is in the pipeline for parents who abuse and abandon their children to automatically lose their parental rights once the…

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St James teacher gets yet another committal date

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WESTERN BUREAU: Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the St James teacher charged in connection with the death of Anchovy Primary School student Easton Stapleton, had her committal hearing deferred yet again when she appeared in the St James Parish Court on…

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StJMC, health department to forge vector-control partnership

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WESTERN BUREAU: Lennox Wallace, the chief public health inspector for St James, is supporting a suggestion from Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis for the St James Health Department to train representatives from the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC…

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Bartlett calls on UTech to develop technology-focused tourism curriculum

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Given emerging trends in other parts of the world, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is calling on the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, to lead the charge in integrating technology into the local tourism sector. “So I want you to make that…

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$130m in cash found at the home of ousted Sudan president

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A large stash of cash, totalling $130 million, has been found at the home of Sudan’s ousted president Omar Al-Bashir. Prosecutors announced after the seizure that Al-Bashir is under investigation for money laundering. He is being at the Kobar…

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58 year-old farmer arrested for illegal gun, ammunition

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A 58-year-old farmer is facing charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. The police say Devon Black, also called ‘Blackie’ was arrested and charged following an operation in Bath district, Westmoreland on Thursday. The…

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Brothers sentenced to 49 years for killing Clarendon man 12 years ago

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Two brothers who invaded a Clarendon home and repeatedly shot another man nearly 12 years ago have each been sentenced to over 20 years in prison. Lennox Brydson has been sentenced to 27 years at hard labour while Paul Brydson received a 22-year…

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Two in custody for lottery scam-related offences

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A St James man has been arrested and charged for possession of identity information with intent. He is Jermaine Brown, 32, also called ‘Jail Bud’, of Montego West Village in the parish. In addition, the police say a woman has been taken…

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Fourteen police divisions report increases in road deaths

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Fourteen of the 19 police divisions that cover the island have reported an increase, some by more than 100 per cent, in the number of persons killed in motor vehicle crashes since the start of the year. Four of the five remaining police divisions…

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