Vets cry foul - JMVA questions Gov’t’s commitment to sector with state funding still not restored for students

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The Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) has called into question Government’s commitment to the animal health sector in the wake of its failure to fund any veterinary medicine course, even as it announced scholarships for 47 more medical…

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$20-BILLION DRAIN PLAN - Gov’t hopes to end recurring Corporate Area flooding nightmare

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The Andrew Holness administration is looking to shell out up to US$150 million (J$20.5 billion) to construct a new drainage network across Kingston and St Andrew to put an end to the flooding nightmare in areas of the Corporate Area after heavy…

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Police no closer to cracking Shantae Skyers case

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With fears that the probe into the April murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers could go cold, investigators are again appealing to members of the public to share what they know. Head of the police’s Corporate Communications Unit, Deputy…

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Family mourns loss of promising Clarendon teen killed in crash

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Last Saturday, Karleen Thompson knew something was wrong with her 19-year-old son Shamoy Thompson, even before she got the devastating news that he died in a three-vehicle collision on Bustamante Highway, metres away from Savanna Cross in Clarendon…

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Manchester Mc Fraud Trial | Attorney threatens to walk from messy case

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Mandeville, Manchester: The issue of discrepancies with documents continues to dog the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, with one attorney indicating yesterday that he could withdraw from the case if the messy…

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RJRGLEANER salutes long-serving staff

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Thirty-five current and former employees of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group were yesterday toasted for their sterling years of service to the multimedia organisation. The function, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, was the first combined long-…

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Trelawny down to one fire truck

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Western Bureau: The Falmouth Fire Station – the only such facility in Trelawny, which has more than 33,000 homes and a number of large hotels – is woefully short of resources to effectively respond to emergencies across the entire parish. The state…

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Promising teen killed in car accident

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Karleen Thompson knew something was wrong with her 19-year-old son Shamoy Thompson on Saturday, even before she got the devastating news that he died in a three-­vehicle collision on the Bustamante Highway, metres away from Savannah Cross in…

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News Briefs

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The firearm and ammunition used in an attempted robbery and hostage incident in Kingston 10 on Monday night has been seized. The weapon – a .38 revolver containing six rounds of ammunition…

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Former Deputy PM Dr Ken Baugh to get official funeral

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Former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Kenneth Baugh has been accorded an official funeral.   Baugh, a former minister of health as well as a former minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade died on September 1…

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