Room found, but no child had to die

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A home has been found for the 16-year-old boy who hails from Newcombe Valley in St Elizabeth, suffers from a severe case of cerebral palsy and whose family was told that he could not be accommodated in a state-run facility unless a ward of the…

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Chang: Don’t blame the police, blame the gov’t

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The use of guns by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to quell confrontations with citizens is the fault of successive governments that have failed to appropriately equip and train the police to handle such situations, National…

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Green light for Holness - PSOJ boss urges no more lateness as Integrity Commission gazettes summary of PM’s family finances

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News that Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ statutory declaration for 2018 has been cleared by the Integrity Commission has provided some measure of relief for at least one private-sector leader. Howard Mitchell, president of the influential Private…

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J’cans urged to remain storm vigilant - Met Service says region should take note of adjusted forecast

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With a 15 percentage point increase in the likelihood of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, Director of the National Meteorological Service Evan Thompson is urging greater vigilance for the rest of the period, which ends on November 30….

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Cooper backs call for lifting ban on expletives

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Cultural expert Professor Emerita Carolyn Cooper has thrown her support behind Dr André Haughton, who is championing the cause for the removal of the ban on the use of expletives during stage performances. “Jamaican bad words have a quite…

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COJO contributions near $100m

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WESTERN BUREAU: In 25 years, Children Outreach of Jamaica (COJO) has contributed US$700,000 (J$91 million) to education, and in 2019, the diaspora-based group will pump $5.2 million into transforming the lives of state wards. “COJO recognises that…

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Falmouth’s mayor misses guard of honour … as bad blood with custos lingers

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Western Bureau: Tuesday’s absence of Falmouth’s mayor, Councillor Collen Gager, from the dais and the inspection of the guard of honour at the Independence Day Civic Ceremony in Water Square, Falmouth, has once again reignited concerns about what…

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Clarify PM’s 2017 statutory declaration, NIA urges Integrity Commission

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There is a call for the Integrity Commission to shed some light on the status of Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ 2017 statutory declaration. The call comes from the corruption watchdog group, National Integrity Action (NIA). It comes a day…

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UPDATE: FBI investigating Epstein’s death, alleged victim urges authorities to go after his associates

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NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation has been launched into the death of Jeffrey Epstein, the well-connected millionaire accused of orchestrating a sex trafficking ring who killed himself inside a New York City jail early Saturday morning. The US…

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$15-m cocaine bust, St Andrew man in custody

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A St Andrew man who was allegedly held with cocaine valued at US$120,000 or approximately J$15.6 million is in police custody. The police say his identity is being withheld pending a formal interview in the presence of his attorney. The police…

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