Parents of missing teacher remain hopeful

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The parents of 41-year-old teacher Samuel Martin, who went missing last Friday, have said that despite his car being found and no leads days after his disappearance, they are remaining optimistic for the safe return of their son. “I am still…

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Measles risk - Tufton raises concern amid global outbreaks and local decline in vaccination

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has raised concerns about the fall-off in recent years in the number of Jamaicans vaccinated against measles even as he sought to assure the country that no imported case of the disease has been recorded. In a…

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Fiery déjà vu - Vendors count losses as fire razes Ray Ray Market again

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The scorched ground, charred wood and sheets of zinc scattered about are all that remain of the Ray Ray Ground Market in downtown Kingston, which was devastated by an inferno in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a mere eight months after it was…

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IMF urges Government to boost trust in state bodies

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is encouraging Jamaica to take immediate steps to address public-sector governance shortcomings. The IMF’s executive board made the call in its fifth review of Jamaica’s performance under the standby agreement…

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Terrelonge: Toxic masculinity affecting our boys

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WESTERN BUREAU: Alando Terrelonge, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, is urging teachers to pay keen attention to how they treat boys in the classroom and to create an environment where they will not shy away from…

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‘Our hearts are heavy’ - Bellefield struggles to come to terms with triple murder

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Manchester: Workers at the Better Taste Bakery in Williamsfield, Manchester, yesterday struggled to carry out routine tasks as a main ingredient was missing. The staff found the going rough as they tried desperately to come to terms with the…

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Court orders businessman’s incest trial to start by year end

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Jamaica’s Constitutional Court has ordered that well-known Montego Bay businessman Patrick Chung must stand trial for allegedly having sex with his daughter over a nine-year period beginning in 1986 when she was 13 years old. Further, the panel of…

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Jamaica to resume shipment of mangoes to US in May

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Come next month, Jamaica will export its first shipment of mangoes to the United States (US). This, according to Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, is being facilitated through the Mango Irradiation Programme….

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Gas prices up $1.50, diesel up $2.43

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Gas prices are to go up by $1.50 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $138.03 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $140.86. Automotive diesel oil will go up by $2.43 per litre to sell for $137.57. The…

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Spanish Town Hospital accused of negligence after body held for more than a year

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A family in mourning is threatening to take legal action against the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine after the body of a relative has been held in storage for more than a year because of the delay by the health facility to issue a burial order.
 

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