Water truck warning! … Health ministry probe reveals petroleum tank converted to carry potable water; Opposition demands report be released to the public immediately

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At least one petroleum tank was converted to transport potable water, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed. At the same time, it noted that its investigation did not confirm reports that cesspool trucks were being retrofitted to supply…

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Countdown begins - Analysts expect courtship of delegates to intensify going into Saturday’s PNP presidential face-off

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With the September 7 delegates’ list now in the hands of the incumbent and challenger for Saturday’s election for president of the People’s National Party (PNP), all eyes are on the nearly 2,900 delegates who will elect the potential future prime…

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No sidewalk danger …Parents fearful for children who will have to compete with motorists to travel along under-construction roadways

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Early Friday morning, Karen Henderson set out from her Mandela Terrace community with her three-year-old daughter, Anjelique Simpson, for the toddler’s orientation at an infant school. Turning off Waltham Park Road, she had to travel along a…

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Back-to-school traffic jitters …Commuters brace for challenges Legacy Project will cause; plead with authorities to urgently complete road upgrades

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Parents, school administrators, and motorists in general are jittery that come tomorrow morning, at the start of back-to-school, the still-incomplete roadworks across the Corporate Area will cause unbearable traffic delays. However, Police…

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Legal Scoop | Paul Burke, Richard Lake duel on

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Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock, you would have heard, or in the case of the Legal Scoop, even noticed, agitated activity around the possession of that prime piece of real estate opposite Devon House during the past year or so…

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Experts say increased incidents of men killing their children is cause for concern

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Parents are supposed to nurture, protect and provide stability and security for their children, so when a child is murdered by a parent it raises an alarm.  Experts believe that although it is not a common occurrence in Jamaica, filicide…

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Mariko Kagoshima | Back to school without fear

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This is a special monthly opinion series running from May to November in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a broad set of commitments that world leaders made to children. Jamaica ratified the…

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Religion & Culture | Church mafia The biggest threat to Africa’s progress

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The hands of Europe and the United States have long played a role in the physical, psychological, and economic dismemberment of Africa. The Slave Trade, the 1884 Berlin Conference, and the subsequent colonisation of the continent have exacted a…

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Rivers running dry … Water Resources Authority warns of impact of below-normal rainfall

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The Water Resources Authority (WRA) is warning that the below-normal rainfall observed since 2018 continues to affect the water resources of the island. This has led to reduced surface water flows in rivers and streams and less recharge of aquifers…

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No coffee to brew - Farmers say drought crisis putting business to sleep

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Ongoing drought conditions and low wages are making life difficult for coffee farmers in Tower Hill and Mavis Bank in rural St Andrew, where residents say the precious beans are drying up on their stems. “Anything to do with farming is rain and…

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