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Bike road rage - Rider kicked from motorcycle in deadly Waterloo chase

Gleaner on December 5th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A motorcyclist was killed in a bizarre case of apparent road rage yesterday afternoon after he was kicked off course by a fellow angry biker before ploughing into a utility pole at the end of a chase on a busy Kingston street. The deceased is 51-…

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‘These blasted buttus!’ - Conductor rips Ward Theatre reno crew for scrapping orchestra pit

Gleaner on December 5th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The team undertaking a multimillion-dollar overhaul of the decrepit Ward Theatre has been criticised for failing to retain the iconic building’s core character and for not having sufficient dialogue with musicians and performers. The nub of the…

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Stunned by ‘forest’, Trelawny expat adopts Martha Brae Cemetery

Gleaner on December 5th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Shocked at the run-down state of the four main cemeteries in Trelawny, a Jamaican expatriate has committed to clean the burial ground in her hometown of Martha Brae because of the failure of municipal authorities. Judy Doctor, who lives in the…

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Speid: Give moms extra maternity leave

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Government has been urged to give an additional month’s maternity leave to mothers instead of offering fathers time off from work. That call has come from outspoken president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Owen…

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Two years on, cops fail to collar cricketer Daren Powell

Gleaner on December 5th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The police have for the past two years failed to execute a warrant of committal on Jamaican cricketer-turned-politician Daren Powell, who has been held in contempt because of his failure to comply with a 2016 court order. The warrant of committal,…

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Two suspects nabbed in Negril double murder

Gleaner on December 5th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland police have taken two suspects into custody in relation to last Friday night’s brutal murder of a Negril businessman and his Italian wife who were tied up and shot in what the police believe was a West End home…

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Clarke: Gov’t rooting out public-sector pay inequity

Gleaner on December 5th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Holness administration is moving to root out some of the inherent unfairness in the compensation structure for public-sector employees. This follows the signing yesterday of two contracts, valued at US$5.4 million and US$1.6 million,…

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NY professor: Don’t diss disabled students

Gleaner on December 5th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

New York-based professor Dr Donna Wright has urged Jamaicans to invest in the talents of the special-needs community, especially those in schools, to enhance their contribution to national development. Wright, who is originally from Jamaica, was…

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Police nab bus operator caught on camera in road war with woman

Gleaner on December 5th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is coming in for praises after it nabbed the operator of a bus caught on camera heckling a female motorist. The video shows the male driver and the female motorist in a heated verbal exchange as she chided him…

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Man shocked at Sangster Airport

Gleaner on December 5th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: The 28-year-old labourer who was electrocuted at the Sangster International Airport Wednesday morning was reportedly using a drill that became entangled in high-tension wires. Identified as Triston Rose of a Rhyne Park, Rose Hall,…

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