15-y-o shot in head - Injured in ZOSO as gun salutes islandwide ring in New Year

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A 15-year-old high-school student successfully underwent surgery at Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny yesterday to remove a bullet from her forehead after she was believed to have been shot by men involved in a gun salute as part of New Year’s…

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Party-crashing preemie is Cornwall Regional’s first New Year baby

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WESTERN BUREAU: Little Daniel Duval Thomas evidently couldn’t wait to be the first child born at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James, crashing the New Year’s party three months premature despite his mother’s efforts to delay the delivery….

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Soldier’s marriage proposal sparks fireworks on waterfront

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Narmeo Walker had always told his girlfriend of more than three years, Tashanna McCourty, that his marriage proposal to her would be a grand spectacle, and with bravery he demonstrated just that in front of thousands of Jamaicans converging on the…

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ECJ hunts new chairman as Pine-McLarty retires

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The hunt is now on for a new chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) following Tuesday’s retirement of Dorothy Pine-McLarty after more than six years in the post. Pine-McLarty was first made an ECJ independent commissioner in 2006…

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Stink start to New Year in Waterhouse

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New Year, same old woes. The stench was sickening. Thousands of flies flittering around and John crows feasting on a carcass seemed to be just part of the daily routine along a stretch of the Sandy Gully that runs through a section of Waterhouse…

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Belize Court of Appeal upholds ruling against gay sex ban

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The Belize Court of Appeal has upheld a landmark ruling by the country’s Supreme Court which found that a part of Section 53 of the criminal code, which prohibits same-sex relations, was in contravention of five sections of the constitution….

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Police commanders scold federation boss

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The union that represents police commanders has shot down claims that they are using transfers and leave approvals to punish subordinates. Further, the POA, which represents cops above the rank of sergeant, has publicly thrown its support behind…

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CMS says no Tuberculosis at Supreme Court building

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The Court Management Services has moved to respond to reports about suspected cases of Tuberculosis (TB) and the possible exposure at the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston. In a statement this afternoon, the agency said there is no established…

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Samuda proposes impact assessment study on plastic ban

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Government Senator Matthew Samuda is proposing that an environmental impact assessment study be undertaken to ascertain the effectiveness of the ban on certain categories of single-use plastics. In an interview with JIS News, Samuda said the study…

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Mandatory e-filing of individual income tax now in effect

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Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding taxpayers currently filing Individual Income Tax (IIT) Returns that they are now required to do so electronically. Taxpayers may visit the TAJ’s online portal at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm. The…

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