BRONZE BELLE - Clayton basks in 400mH glory as 2019 dream becomes reality on world stage

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DOHA, Qatar: Two years ago, Rushell Clayton was considering her future in athletics. Today, she is a World Championships 400m hurdles bronze-medal winner after stopping the clock in a personal-best 53.74 seconds to move Jamaica’s medal tally to…

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Murders slashed in St Andrew South, but still among highest in nation

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Murders have fallen 58 per cent in the nearly three months since a state of emergency (SOE) was declared in the St Andrew South Police Division, Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has revealed. However, despite the sharp reduction, the St…

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Vehicles shot up as gangsters trade bullets in Mountain View

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A tense calm hung over the Mountain View Road area yesterday in the vicinity of Baron Road, where gangsters engaged in a fierce gunbattle between Thursday night and Friday morning. Some residents say the flare-up is believed to be as a result of…

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Withdrawn - Contentious resolutions removed from Senate order paper

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The contentious resolutions that sought to bar members of the public from accessing Cabinet documents for 70 years was officially withdrawn from the order paper of the Senate yesterday. “I seek the leave of the Senate to withdraw the resolution…

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Clubs launched to open students’ eyes to trafficking

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In a bid to boost awareness on the dangers of human trafficking, clubs have now been launched in a number of schools to open students’ eyes to what many term as modern-day slavery. Fifteen high schools across the island now have functioning anti-…

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NSWMA wants garbage wardens in unplanned communities

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It is estimated that about 70 to 80 per cent of garbage in gullies in Kingston and Montego Bay, St James, could be eliminated with the launch of a programme that would see the placement of garbage wardens in selected communities. The programme will…

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Enforcement Department in Hanover under investigation - Manager says he is shackled by CEO

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Western Bureau: The Enforcement Department at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) has been shackled by the corporation and can no longer function outside of Lucea, the parish capital, without the permission of chief executive officer (CEO)…

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Armani bags St Andrew title in final shot

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Half Way Tree, St Andrew: Top 5 1. Armani Dyer, Ardenne High 2. Bryson Anthony, Campion College 3. Rebecca Lloyd, Dunrobin Christian Academy 4. Afiya Morris, Campion College 5. Suraniya Matandara-Clarke, Ardenne Preparatory Top boy: Armani…

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News Briefs

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Cop convicted on gun charges The police corporal who was arrested and charged with breaches of the Firearms Act in 2018 has been sentenced to a combined 17 years imprisonment. Corporal Devon Miller was sentenced to nine years imprisonment on the…

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Rapist sentenced to a total of 93 years for vicious attacks on teens

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A St Andrew man who viciously raped two teenage girls — one of them a British national — has been sentenced to a total of 93 years in prison. Richard Walker was convicted on two counts of rape along with seven other charges arising from separate…

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