Fire traps - Several Falmouth businesses operating in breach of int’l code putting lives, properties in grave danger

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Western Bureau: The Trelawny Fire Brigade has confirmed that at least 25 businesses, including supermarkets and haberdasheries, are operating in the town of Falmouth in breach of the International Fire Code as it relates to having clear exits in…

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UTech academic staff accept wage proposal

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Following a meeting with the Government last Friday, the University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU) has accepted a proposal from the management of the university, putting an end to their long-standing salary-adjustment dispute….

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Cops face murder charges - Ballistics confirm businessman killed with gun recovered from police car

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Two of the three policemen implicated in the shooting death of a businessman at a party in Chedwin Park, St Catherine, last month are to face criminal charges. Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn ruled yesterday that Corporals Kurt…

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CRH Cancer Centre gets boost from Hanover Charities, Chukka Foundation

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Western Bureau: As the thrust to transform and improve medical care at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, continues, two Hanover-based charities have stepped up to render cancer-care assistance to the health facility….

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JUTC establishes special teams to monitor buses

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The management of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has put in place special teams at all its depots in an effort to prevent further fires on its buses in light of three reported incidents over a seven-day period. A fleet engineer has been…

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Senate salutes young mom for honesty

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Lawmakers yesterday saluted Ackaisha Green, the woman who gained popularity for her extraordinary display of honesty when she turned over a bag believed to have contained millions of dollars, which she found at an ATM in downtown Kingston. Holding…

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Cuba taking cues from Ja as tourism industry booms

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Cuba has been experiencing a massive tourism boom over the last five years, according to Ambassador Inés Fors Fernández. Fors Fernández, who was speaking at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last week, said that since the start of 2019, Jamaica’s northern…

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Witness insists cop visited his house on fateful day

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A Crown witness yesterday admitted to not mentioning the name or giving a description of accused Constable Jerome Whyte in his statements to the police. However, he denied only making mention of the policeman at the preliminary enquiry held in…

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Sav mayor to report Bethel Town Fire Station woes to Japanese donors

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WESTERN BUREAU: Councillor Danree Delancy, the deputy mayor of Savanna-la-Mar in Westmoreland, has described as shameful and disgraceful the manner in which the establishment of a fire substation, which the Japanese government is funding in the…

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Sentencing postponed again for cops in Kirkland trial

Gleaner on May 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The sentencing for the three cops found guilty of manslaughter in relation to the March 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland has been postponed. It has been rescheduled for next Wednesday. This is the second postponement…

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