‘Busta’ still waiting - Hospital yet to benefit from $100m raised at 2018 Shaggy and Friends charity concert

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Almost two years after the successful staging of the biennial Shaggy and Friends concert, the Bustamante Hospital for Children is still anxiously waiting to receive the benefits from the charity event which reportedly raised $100 million. The…

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Sibling tragedy - 8-y-o, infant brother die in Paradise fire; sisters injured

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The community of Paradise in Norwood, St James, failed to live by its name yesterday as residents struggled to recover from shock after learning that only two of four siblings, all under nine years old and left home alone, made it out alive from a…

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Hylton: No response to claim for Petrojam shares - Government awaiting attorney general’s decision, says energy minister

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Jamaica is yet to acknowledge Venezuela’s letter seeking US$250 million in compensation for that country’s 49 per cent stake in Petrojam, which was taken back by the Government under the Compulsory Acquisition (Shares in Petrojam Limited) Act of…

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Despite taboo, incest alive in Jamaica

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Incest, or ‘family ram’, is an issue that persons still dare not talk about openly in Jamaica and it is for this reason that the most vulnerable appear to not be receiving the help they deserve, experts say. The Sexual Offences Act states that…

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Walk with your mechanics, prospective shoppers advised

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November is one of the busiest times for car dealers as they try to clear stock for December and the new year. But with hundreds of complaints being lodged at the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) in relation to automotives, prospective buyers are…

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Cops kill fewest citizens in decade

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Jamaica is on track to record its lowest number of police fatal shootings since the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) came into effect just under a decade ago. With fewer than 60 days left before the end of the year, INDECOM is…

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Sick and incarcerated - JFJ taking legal action as concerns mount over claims of lack of access to healthcare in prisons

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Human rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) says it is pursuing a growing number of lawsuits against the state involving inmates who were barred from receiving critical medical attention while behind bars. JFJ Executive Director Rodje Malcolm…

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Massive blaze destroys Olympian’s house as firetrucks run out of water

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Corporate Area firefighters are now struggling to extinguish a massive blaze which started at the Skibo Avenue St Andrew house of Olympian and former Kingston College track star Rupert Hoilett. Four fire units which arrived in succession all ran…

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Garbage truck driver surrenders to police four days after Clan Carthy crash

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The driver of the garbage truck which overturned killing a seven-year-old Clan Carthy Primary School boy last Monday has surrendered to the police. The police say he turned in himself on Friday evening, four days after he fled the scene of the…

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Experts: Watch for post-partum depression in new mothers

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Professor Wendel Abel, head of the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is dismissing any notion that a specific facility is needed to treat women who suffer from post-partum depression….

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