Woman gives police bizarre account of toilet birth

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A St Thomas mother and her newborn daughter are said to be hospitalised at the Princess Margaret Hospital in good condition following a bizarre toilet delivery on Saturday night. The mother, who allegedly did not know she was pregnant, went to use…

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Legal Council cuts off Foote - Accused of misrepresenting court award to client by $9m; vows to fight the charges

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Well-known attorney Don Foote has been struck from the roll of lawyers authorised to practise in Jamaica over claims that he under-reported by $9 million the amount awarded to a woman he represented in a lawsuit. He is the seventh lawyer struck…

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Sacked BOJ staff wants $100m

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The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) could face a massive compensation bill of more than $100 million if the panel of adjudicators at the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) now hearing a case between the bank and a former employee rules in favour of the…

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Customers blast Criminal Records Office delays

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Weeks after the relocation of the Criminal Records Office (CRO) from Duke Street to its current site at 6-8 Orange Street, customers have lamented long waiting periods and failure to deliver documentation on time. The unit is now being operated…

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Crime, rain stalling garbage pickups, says Chung

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As the Christmas period draws closer and higher-than-normal volumes of garbage are expected to be generated, waste collection throughout Kingston and St Andrew may be compromised by crime, traffic, and other factors, says chairman of the National…

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Pathologists dead beat! - Though overworked on postmortems, scientists defend reliability of reports

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Despite the number of government-employed pathologists doubling in the last three years, each of them is still carrying out 80 per cent more postmortem examinations annually than the globally accepted best practice cap of 250. Two years ago, they…

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Tesha Miller defence begins

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Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels will today mount a defence on behalf of his client, Tesha Miller, who is accused of ordering the 2008 murder of then chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, Douglas Chambers. This comes after the court ruled…

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Stress relief coming for Pembroke Hall High

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A raft of stress-mitigation strategies are set to be rolled out at Pembroke Hall High School a week after a teacher threatened to murder a student during a two-minute tirade. During yesterday’s meeting at the Ministry of Education’s Heroes Circle…

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Cornwall patient ends up dead under bridge - Widow wants explanation from hospital authorities

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WESTERN BUREAU: A St James family is demanding answers from administrators at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) about how a man who was admitted to the Type A facility on Saturday turned up dead under a bridge in downtown Montego Bay the following…

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‘Police station supposed to lock at night?’…Port Royal resident upset

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Head of the East Kingston Police Superintendent Victor Hamilton has described as “unacceptable” reports that residents are being turned away from the police station in the seaside town of Port Royal whenever they show up at “…

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