Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson released from hospital

Gleaner on October 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has been discharged from hospital seven days after he was admitted with injuries received in a car accident at his Norbook, St Andrew home.Patterson received injuries to his one of his knees and his hip.Last…

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‘It’s not personal’ - Family eyes legal action as teacher battles in hospital after dog attack

Gleaner on October 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A month after a harrowing experience being pinned down for more than three hours and mauled by four pit bulls while out exercising, a St Andrew teacher is remaining optimistic about her eventual rehabilitation even as she remains hospitalised. When…

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SOE detention powers could be challenged in courts

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WESTERN BUREAU: The president of the Cornwall Bar Association (CBA) is suggesting that sections of the Emergency Powers Act may need to be challenged in the Constitutional Court in order to bring an end to questionable detention practices under…

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VCB takes place in league of legends

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Veronica Campbell-Brown won her first Olympic medal in 2000 as part of Jamaica’s silver medal-winning women’s 4×100m relay team that included Merlene Ottey. Last night, the multiple Olympic and World champion was honoured with a statue in her…

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‘Our Moses, our hero, our star’ - Portland community hails humanitarian for push to improve lives

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Ranch Hill, Portland: With an eagerness to assist just about anyone in dire need in Ranch Hill, Everton Russell has become quite well known in his Portland community. His latest campaign to improve lives came as no surprise to residents as Russell…

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Editors’ Forum | Foreigners travelling thousands of miles to use local libraries

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Even while librarians are seeing reduced foot traffic at physical locations, they remain upbeat about the future with a boom in online engagement and an increase in the number of foreigners visiting the island to access local archives. “Of sorts,…

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Editors’ Forum | Libraries a valuable asset

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Panellists at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum held at the newspaper’s downtown Kingston head offices last Thursday agreed that libraries and information units will remain relevant for years to come. Here are their reasons: Dr Paulette Stewart, head of…

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Windalco-NEPA talks on waste storage stall - Entities yet to meet on 2018 recommendations to address effluent problem

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Upgrading the effluent holding facilities at the Windalco plant in St Catherine may lessen the likelihood of caustic waste finding its way into the Rio Cobre, an executive at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has suggested. Last…

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Bloody St Andrew South gets new police chief - Several other divisions get new head in latest shake-up

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Jamaica’s deadliest police region, St Andrew South, is among police divisions and units across the island that have been given new heads in the latest shake-up of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s top brass. St Andrew South, which has racked up an…

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Five shot in early-morning attack in St Ann’s Bay

Gleaner on October 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Crime sleuths in St Ann’s Bay are still trying to piece together clues in Saturday’s mass shooting in the seaside St Ann town that left five persons nursing injuries. Reports are that some minutes to 4 o’clock on Saturday morning, several persons…

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