Victims again - Years after beheading, Kingston family finds going tough in crime-plagued Clarendon

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Five years after Karen Rainford was beheaded by the father of four of her six children in Mountain View, St Andrew, her elderly mother and children are desperately seeking a safer home after jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. The…

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FID wrestling ministry for documents in Reid probe

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The Financial Investigations Division (FID), the agency leading the sprawling corruption probe around sacked education minister Ruel Reid, has quietly gone to court and obtained orders to compel a number of individuals and entities to turn over…

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Easy access to guns in US triggers safety concerns - Authorities urge stringent background checks but illegal sources pose deadly threat

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Gun shops and firearm-licensing agencies are among organisations to which United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents have reached out as part of its effort to keep firearms and other deadly contraband out of the reach of persons…

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New files threaten to prolong Manchester MC fraud trial

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Mandeville, Manchester: The presentation of new documents in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud case angered the defence as the trial continued in the Manchester Parish Court yesterday. Attorney Norman Godfrey was adamant that…

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Bullets shatter Clarendon man’s world - Positive mindset keeps him going as traumatic effects linger

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One fateful Saturday night, five years ago, Kayon Morris was walking with a cousin and an elder in his Clarendon community of Oliver Gardens, when his life was turned upside down. As he made his way home from work, Morris said he heard the words “…

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Man charged in plot to poison MoBay Comm College VP

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WESTERN BUREAU: A bus driver employed to the Montego Bay Community College is facing criminal charges after being accused of hatching a scheme to poison the vice-principal of the Bogue-based institution in the Second City. When Norval Bulgin…

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Staff crushed by sisters’ murder

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Staff morale at Choice Business Solutions in Kingston plunged yesterday as friends and colleagues of one of the sisters who were murdered in Duhaney Park, St Andrew, embraced each other for the first time since the incident. Simona Plummer,…

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News Briefs

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Man charged in elderly woman’s fiery death The Adelphi Police have arrested and charged a man in relation to the death of 74-year-old Evelyn Blair of Lima, St James, who died from injuries she received when she was set ablaze in her community on…

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Clarke consulting with US Treasury on driving investments to Jamaica

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  Minister of Finance Nigel Clarke has entered into discussions with the US Treasury Department for the build-out of a system that is meant to rake in higher investment dollars through public-private partnerships or PPPs undertaken by the…

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MOH investigating concerns about potable water, public urged to be vigilant

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that it is probing concerns some that private trucking companies have retrofitted cesspool trucks and are using the vehicles to deliver drinking water in the Corporate Area. The concern was raised at…

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