Massive blaze at Atlantic Hardware for the second time in over a year

Gleaner on November 30th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Some 56 firefighters from the Corporate Area and St Catherine are now battling a major fire at the Atlantic Hardware on Ashenheim Road in Kingston.

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Sexual harassment reversal - Accused, victims back on job at TPDCo, but case still unresolved

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At the end of January this year, a manager at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) and two female employees who accused him of sexual harassment were all placed on administrative leave with full pay to allow for an independent…

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Having HIV ‘a blessing in disguise’ - Expatriate finds new purpose after returning to homeland

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Una Spencer had returned to Jamaica in 2012 to help her sister having lived in Canada for more than 40 years, but she has ended up gaining an extended family of survivors of HIV/AIDS. The 67-year-old, who last year became a regional representative…

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Science class gets bubbly formula - Dancing Denbigh High teacher becomes Internet celebrity

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Pour in one-part Miss Lou, two-parts dancing, and mix in an uptempo soundtrack, science class experiments have never been more bubbly at Denbigh High School. That’s the formula concocted by 26-year-old Elvy Soltau, who has transformed her…

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Double murder rocks Negril - Businessman and Italian wife shot dead in West End

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WESTERN BUREAU: Negril is reeling from yesterday’s double murder of a businessman and his Italian wife in the popular tourist resort town, which is covered under a tri-parish state of emergency in Hanover, Westmoreland, and St James. The deceased…

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New wave of resistance to Cockpit Country mining

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WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Stewart Town and surrounding communities in Trelawny remain resolute in their objection to mining in the section of the Cockpit Country known as Special Mining Lease (SML) 173, which is being targeted by Noranda Bauxite…

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Senator: Government to consider slashing GCT - Minimum business tax axed

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Even as the Upper House unanimously passed legislation yesterday to withdraw the $60,000 minimum business tax, a government senator has responded to the Opposition’s call to reduce the general consumption tax (GCT), saying the Holness…

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Suriname president convicted of killings, sentenced to 20 years

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP): A court in the South American country of Suriname convicted President Desi Bouterse on Friday of the 1982 killings of 15 political opponents and sentenced him to 20 years in prison. The decision by a panel of three judges…

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Pay them more! - Opposition senators bat for higher compensation for integrity commissioners

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While passing a resolution setting out salaries for members of the Integrity Commission, some members of the Upper House yesterday argued that the corruption oversight czars should have received a better remuneration package. Justice Seymour Panton…

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Man charged with 74-y-o’s fiery death back in court January

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WESTERN BUREAU: Nichala Facey, the St James man who is charged with the murder of 74-year-old Evelyn Blair, who died a day after she was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire, is to reappear in the St James Parish Court on January 17, 2020…

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