Dying disgrace - One year later, family hasn’t claimed 77-y-o’s remains

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WESTERN BUREAU: More than one year after a 77-year-old woman’s badly deteriorated body was discovered at her home in Chatham, St James, residents who described her as a household name and…

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Tougher than cancer - 23-y-o survivor beats illness to graduate with double major

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Andrew Jones took in a deep breath, and then he exhaled. He’s 23 years old and a cancer survivor on the brink of graduating from The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, with a double major in management studies and entrepreneurial studies. “…

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11,000 homeless from fire - False alarms stretching brigade’s resources

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With more than 11,000 Jamaicans being made homeless as a result of fire over a five-year period, firefighters are ramping up a safety-and-awareness campaign to reduce the incidence of blazes that cause death, displacement, and trauma. The…

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Hundreds mourn father and son who died tragically

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Hundreds of mourners converged on the Seaforth Seventh-day Adventist Church in St Thomas yesterday to celebrate the lives of a father and son who both died under tragic circumstances. Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica…

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Late Munro student hailed as brilliant and active in sports

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Diego Enrique DeSouza, the 14-year-old Munro College student who died on October 9, has been described as a brilliant student who excelled at both sports and academics. The thanksgiving service for his life, held on Saturday at the Wesley Methodist…

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Jamaicans have nothing to fear from tourism FDI, says Bartlett

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WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says Jamaicans have nothing to fear from the proliferation of foreign-owned hotels and other tourism-related companies across the island. He said that tourism investors have a high level of…

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Unmanned garbage truck crashes then overturns fatally crushing schoolboy

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A schoolboy has been killed and a woman injured after an unmanned garbage truck crashed at the gate of the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston this afternoon. The incident happened shortly before 5 o’clock. Security guard Noel Jenkins told…

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Opposition concerned about impact of declining Jamaican dollar

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Opposition Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding says the continued instability in Jamaica’s foreign exchange market is leaving taxpayers with higher debt service obligations. Additionally, Golding argues that this situation has left Jamaicans…

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Disabled woman fumes over treatment at Family Court

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A disabled woman is fuming after she was again forced to wait over one hour to enter the Family Court building in downtown Kingston. Karen Thomas says the situation at the Duke Street-based building is compounded by the fact that the bathrooms do…

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Green calls for more investments in R&D in local cannabis industry

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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, is calling for more investments to be made in the area of research and development in the local cannabis industry. Addressing the official opening of Doc…

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