12-year-old Clarendon girl commits suicide, mother hospitalised

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The Clarendon police are investigating a reported suicide involving 12-year-old Central High School student Renesha Henry. She was found hanging from a tree in her yard in the farming community of Belle Plain, near Four Paths in Clarendon. Renesha…

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Patterson: Chaplin embodied essence of service

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Late veteran journalist Ken Chaplin has left an indelible mark on a profession in which he carved his niche at an early age. The 89-year-old Chaplin, who entered journalism in 1947 at just 17 years old and racked up several awards during his career…

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200 guns a month - Chang says players behind massive cocaine seizure are known dealers in illegal arms trade

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Jamaica is being flooded with approximately 200 illegal guns every month, Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has revealed. According to Chang, members of the criminal network behind yesterday’s massive US$35 million, or J$4.5 billion,…

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Millions for bad gas - Gov’t approves $24.5m in compensation to motorists for 2015 saga

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The Andrew Holness administration has endorsed a recommendation that a total of $24.5 million in compensation be paid to hundreds of motorists whose vehicles were damaged during the 2015 bad gas saga. This development comes even as the final report…

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Uchence Wilson Gang trial | Case adjourned until Sept

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The trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his alleged 17 cronies has been adjourned until September 18, following yesterday’s ending of the Easter term of the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court. As the trial continued yesterday,…

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Farmers want in on bush fire strategy - JFB gets 33 computers as Gov’t boosts infrastructure to combat disasters

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Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton is insisting that a greater public-education push is needed to shore up efforts to combat bush fires which have been threatening the livelihood of several farmers. He was speaking…

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Wrong way! - No right turn directive creates chaos at Constant Spring and Grants Pen roads intersection

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A traffic change at the intersection of Constant Spring and Grants Pen roads in St Andrew has been a source of major pain for some motorists unaware of the new arrangements. The National Works Agency issued a media release on Monday afternoon…

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Davis urges residents to help rid MoBay of rats

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Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is calling on residents of the Second City to be more mindful of their waste disposal habits as stakeholders redouble their efforts to curb rodent infestation. At a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the…

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News Briefs

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Cops sentenced in bribery scheme Two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were sentenced for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last Friday. Detective Woman Corporal Valrie…

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US Crime Report: Rape, sexual assault still a major concern

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The United States Department of State continues to paint a dim picture of rape and sexual assault in Jamaica and the country’s response procedures for victims.

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