Clean-up resumes as Humberto swirls away

Gleaner on September 16th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

MCLEAN’S TOWN, Bahamas (AP): Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family’s home stood before Hurricane Dorian blasted into Grand Bahama Island. What was…

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Ganja growers group warns against synthetic cannabis use

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President of the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ), Richard Crawford, has urged the Government to take urgent steps to prevent the importation of synthetic marijuana even as the United States grapples with an opioid and vaping…

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No Rasta recompense - Coral Gardens victims waiting in vain two years after PM’s $10m trust fund promise

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Two years after Prime Minister Andrew Holness apologised for the State’s role in the 1963 Coral Gardens Massacre and promised compensation to victims and families of the deceased, The Gleaner understands that no money has been disbursed. Holness,…

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MoBay Pride furious over civic centre lockout

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Gay-rights group, Montego Bay Pride, says it is contemplating legal action against Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis, following his declaration last Thursday that the St James Municipal Corporation would not grant permission for the group to use the…

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Fix law to resume hanging – Sinclair

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A Government senator has nudged the Andrew Holness administration to make changes to the law that will allow Jamaica to resume hanging, but that suggestion was quickly shot down by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck. Though the death penalty remains on…

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Peters fellowship in prayer

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In the wake of a bruising leadership race, the Reverend Devon Dick yesterday prompted Dr Peter Phillips and Peter Bunting to hug each other and shake hands in front of a congregation at the Boulevard Baptist Church in St Andrew. Phillips retained…

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Security at Harbour View plaza gets boost to cramp robberies

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A ONCE sleepy residential area of mainly senior citizens, whose children of the 1970s left their nests at the start of the millennium, Harbour View’s rapid transition to a university community has come with its economic spinoffs, but with criminals…

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Agriculture lacks serious Gov’t attention, says Rickards

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Immediate past chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA), Allan Rickards, says successive governments have failed Jamaica by placing the agriculture sector in the shadows. Speaking to The Gleaner days before being…

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Phillips says no to mining in Cockpit Country

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Western Bureau: Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips has urged the Andrew Holness administration to ensure that no bauxite mining activities take place in areas that form part of the Cockpit Country. Phillips’ comments come against the background of…

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Coral Gardens victims elderly care facility’s future uncertain

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Pamela Rowe-Williams, secretary of the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society (RCGBS), is worried that the future of an elderly care facility, rented to house survivors of the 1963 police massacre and used as office for the society, is in limbo…

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