‘We can’t even wash our faces’ - Dry pipes heap woes on Albion residents

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With no water running through their pipes for roughly two weeks, residents of Albion, St Thomas, say daily routines such as cooking decent meals and having a shower are becoming distant memories. As if dry pipes were not enough, they also claim…

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Documents missing in new Petrojam cash splash - Permanent secretary says $96m contract raises several pressing questions

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Former boss Floyd Grindley was repeatedly warned by a subordinate about possibly breaching the Government’s procurement guidelines before he gave instructions for Petrojam to back out of $29.8-million contract with the National Works Agency (NWA)…

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Salute to a teacher - Model educator Solomon Scott undaunted by polio, kidney disease

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Even though he has polio and, since 2017, kidney disease, 60-year-old teacher Solomon Scott has never harboured the slightest thought of giving up on life or resorting to depend on people for his survival. Those traits have earned him the…

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Health facilities to get $30b upgrade

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Just over $30 billion will be spent over the next five years to upgrade some of the country’s ageing health facilities. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has, however, acknowledged that the capital injection of between $27.2…

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Parliament approves SOE extension

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The House of Representatives voted for a 90-day extension of the state of emergency (SOE) in St James, Westmoreland and Hanover after an extended session that ended after 8 o’clock last night. Forty-four members of parliament voted in favour of the…

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Take our light, give us water - Cassava Piece, Waterhouse grow restless over lack of commodity

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At least one resident of Waterhouse in St Andrew has hinted that some community members are contemplating blocking the major Washington Boulevard thoroughfare in protest over having to endure close to six months without water in their homes. Their…

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JPS, union still at loggerheads as IDT orders end to sickout

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Jamaicans should brace for the possibility of more power cuts as a breakdown in negotiations between the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) could see workers employed to…

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CRH construction workers shot in heated dispute

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Western Bureau: Gunfire rocked the compound of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday morning when an irate construction worker shot and seriously injured two of colleagues and then fled the location. He is still…

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Jamaican, Nicaraguan men arrested over $3 million ganja seizure in St Elizabeth

Gleaner on May 8th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The police in St Elizabeth are reporting the seizure of a large quantity of ganja worth $3 million.

Four men are in custody in relation to the seizure of the 600 pounds of compressed ganja.

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Portmore teacher fatally shot, teen injured in home invasion

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A 35-year-old teacher is now dead and a male teenager hospitalised following a gun attack at their house in Westmeade, Bridgeport, St Catherine early morning. The deceased has been identified as Clevon Campbell, who as an educator at the…

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