UPDATE: TRUCK TRAGEDY - Out-of-control unit crushes 7-y-o to death in freak accident at school

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Gwenda Griffiths was sweeping the schoolyard on what she thought would have been just another ordinary Monday afternoon. But in a flash, she watched as Benjamin Bair, a seven-year-old student of Clan Carthy Primary, was mowed down by a garbage…

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Grief at Clan Carthy after deadly truck crash

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Trauma counsellors are now visiting the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston following the tragic death of a seven-year-old student in a truck crash yesterday afternoon. There was raw grief this morning as parents, politician and other people…

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TRUCK TRAGEDY - Out-of-control unit crushes 7-y-o to death in freak accident at school

Gleaner on October 29th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Gwenda Griffiths was sweeping the schoolyard on what she thought would have been just another ordinary Monday afternoon. But in a flash, she watched as Seymour Benjamin, a seven-year-old student of Clan Carthy Primary, was mowed down by a garbage…

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Court freezes construction at Dillsbury site

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Construction of a multistorey apartment complex in the upscale Dillsbury Avenue community has been ordered halted by the Supreme Court, with a stay being granted against the building permits issued by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal…

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No ordinary mission - J’can chaplain happy to serve countrymen on US hospital ship

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Lt Com Devon Foster was a picture of fulfilment as he spoke to The Gleaner aboard a vessel in the Kingston Harbour yesterday. Having migrated to the United States at the age of 13, he was happy to be home once again. This was no ordinary trip. Nor…

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MoBay businessman freed of incest charges

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Prominent Montego Bay businessman Patrick Chung was yesterday freed of all 11 sexual assault charges in relation to a woman who accused him of having sex with her over a nine-year period, beginning in 1976 when she was 13 years old. Chung, 78, was…

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The struggles made it unique, says NCU grad

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Not wanting to disappoint her parents, Oneilia Bryan was on course for a career in the legal field when a question from a teacher jolted her to reality and made her switch paths. “Do you see yourself doing this for the rest of your life?” Bryan…

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UTech staff remain on strike

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President of the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, is urging academic staff at the Papine-based to return to work. This comes following industrial action by the academic staff, which began on Friday, because…

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Family charged after 19-gun heist offered bail

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Western Bureau: Three family members charged in connection with the theft of 19 guns and a quantity of ammunition from a security company in Montego Bay, St James, in May have been offered bail in the collective sum of $800,000 and instructed to…

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Bloomfield murder case rescheduled

Gleaner on October 29th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Slain East Portland Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield’s murder trial was rescheduled for Friday when the matter was called up in the Portland Parish Court yesterday. Bloomfield, who was also a medical doctor, was killed at his Passley…

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