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Baby Moses - God has special purpose for newborn dumped in pit latrine, say St Mary residents

Gleaner on October 26th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Residents in Cox Piece in deep rural St Mary have dubbed as Moses the day-old baby retrieved from a pit latrine in the community on Thursday morning, likening him to the iconic biblical figure who was saved and catapulted to greatness. Dwight…

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Mob kills man after splashing pedestrian

Gleaner on October 26th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The St Andrew South police are hunting for a man in connection with the mob killing of a motorist on Ricketts Crescent in Kingston 13 on Thursday afternoon during heavy showers. The dead man, 30-year-old Okeef Sewell of a Chisholm Avenue address,…

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UTech blames ministry for back-pay hold-up

Gleaner on October 26th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Failure to pay over outstanding funds to University of Technology academic staff in a near-decade-long salary dispute triggered strike action at the Papine-based institution yesterday, but the administration has blamed the Government for being…

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Country strengthens terrorism laws

Gleaner on October 26th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Members of the Upper House of Parliament yesterday gave the nod to three companion pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening Jamaica’s regime against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act, 2019…

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Halloween hype sweeps Jamaica

Gleaner on October 26th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Straddling the line between a celebration of cultish practices and a fun way for children (or children at heart) to play dress-up, Halloween has evolved over the past five years on local playgrounds. Wide interest in Halloween has led to the growth…

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Japan quake survivor still shaken by memories

Gleaner on October 26th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

MASHIKI, Japan: Today, she can smile at the memory and even poke fun at her actions then, but the earthquake of April 2016 that struck the town of Mashiki, located in the Kumamota prefecture, causing death, destruction, and confusion for days, will…

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Jamaica gets guest-of-honour status for China trade expo

Gleaner on October 26th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica will be the guest of honour at the second staging of the China International Import Expo, joining four other countries given that designation. Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson…

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Gun seized after robbery near Heroes Circle

Gleaner on October 26th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The police seized a loaded firearm while chasing a man believed to have carried out a midday robbery in the Heroes Circle area in Kingston. The Ruger revolver is one of two illegal firearms seized by the police on Thursday. The Allman…

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Conductor charged for allegedly robbing students at gunpoint

Gleaner on October 26th, 2019 | File Under More News -

A man who allegedly robbed three students at gunpoint in St Ann earlier this month has been arrested and charged by the police. The police say Marlon Cunningham, a 21-year-old bus conductor, of Cave Valley and York Castle Drive, in the parish, has…

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Education Ministry confirms reports of hand foot and mouth disease, but says there is no outbreak

Gleaner on October 26th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The Education Ministry has confirmed that it has received “isolated reports” of the hand, foot and mouth disease across the island. However, it says the Health Ministry, which has been monitoring the reports, has indicated that “…

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