Homeowners’ nightmare - After two years of missed deadlines, developer promises houses for Christmas

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Danielle Stewart* was living and working overseas in 2017 when a friend alerted her to The Orchards, an ambitious sprawling housing development under construction on more than 131 acres of decommissioned lands in Innswood, St Catherine. Stewart,…

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Mayor, Hill deny scrapping Ward orchestra pit

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The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has hit back at criticism from noted composer Peter Ashbourne that the orchestra pit at the famed Ward Theatre would be scrapped, describing his fears as unfounded. Town Clerk Robert Hill and…

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Haughton slams Phillips’ GCT rate cut proposal - Says call was ploy to ‘bait’ Gov’t

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Senator Dr André Haughton has described as “bait” a recommendation by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to reduce general consumption tax (GCT) by two percentage points to alleviate the economic burden on Jamaicans. He argued yesterday that the…

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Woman attempting suicide cut loose from tree

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A Grants Pen woman is lucky to be alive following a case of attempted suicide which was thwarted after she was cut loose from a rope by a relative who found her hanging from a tree. It was a last gasp for breath that alerted attention to the…

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Portland records 10th murder

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BUFF BAY, Portland: The shooting death of a Portland man on Wednesday night was the 10th murder in the eastern Jamaica parish this year, triggering concerns among the police. The latest killing is that of 30-year-old Ofeain McDonald, of White…

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Tough love turnaround - Family Court offers second chance for parents, children

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Michael Reid, a father of nine, was taken to the Family Court earlier this year after it was reported that he left his nine-year-old daughter alone at home. His appearances in court and later referral to classes would redound to a greater benefit…

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Caribbean kids displaced by storms skyrocket

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UNITED NATIONS (CMC): A new report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately sixfold in the past five years. The report, released on Friday, says catastrophic tropical…

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Skerrit wins Dominica landslide

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ROSEAU (CMC): Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has emerged from a “bruising” campaign to claim victory in Friday’s general election and immediately extended an olive branch to the main opposition United Workers Party to work together for the…

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Sister: No closure until contract killer’s boss caught

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Tricia Chambers-Forrester, sister of slain former chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas Chambers, says she will never received full closure until the person who ordered her brother’s murder is caught. Tesha Miller was on…

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Ending SOEs is what gangs want – Holness

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WESTERN BUREAU: In a sweeping indictment of critics of security crackdowns across the island, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has insisted that there will be no let-up on states of public emergency (SOE). Holness defended the success of SOEs, which…

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