Traffic detour in MoBay after truck brings down light pole

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WESTERN BUREAU: Vehicles traveling along Orange Street in Montego Bay, St James had to be redirected this afternoon after a light post, with electrical wires still…

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Thieves plague fish farm - High-tech security fails to nab thugs

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Noel Wilson, a businessman who runs a fish farm in Hill Run, St Catherine, is at his wits’ end as thieves continue to make inroads into his investment by stealing his freshwater fish despite employing several security measures to keep the thugs out…

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‘A matter of trust’ - Solve crime by taking care of information, says former FBI agent

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Jamaica-born retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Jonathan Lacey believes that much of the country’s crime issues can be solved by, among other things, the security forces being a great deal more responsive to the public. He…

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Community, colleagues mourn loss of jovial firefighter

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Family, friends, and colleagues of Sheldon Henry, the 34-year-old fireman who died tragically in a motor vehicle crash on the McCooks Pen main road on New Year’s Day, described the public servant as a hard worker who was jovial and kept those…

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News reporter shot in chest, injuries superficial - New Year’s celebratory gunfire to blame

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Minutes after midnight on Wednesday while many Jamaicans celebrated the start of the new year, journalist William Mitchell was in hospital nursing a gunshot wound, resulting from a stray bullet, which came through his roof, hitting him in the chest…

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Churches must keep their youth from falling to crime – Samuels

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WESTERN BUREAU: Pastor Glen Samuels, president of the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (WJC), wants pastors and church leaders to do more to retain their young people’s membership in order to keep the youth from falling into crime…

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Teenager killed in alleged shoot-out with police in St James

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Residents of Catadupa District in St James are challenging claims by the police that 19-year-old Daveen Powell, a labourer from the same community, was killed in a shoot-out with lawmen yesterday morning. Following the incident, Powell’s elder…

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Prince William announces ‘a decade of action’ to repair the Earth

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At a time when serious action is needed to halt the pessimism around the climate change issue, Prince William is kick-starting 2020 with a new drive to dispel the current approach and replace it with fresh optimism and action across the spread of…

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Dad and son’s day out

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Three-year-old Andrew Francis was a bundle of energy exploring every wall or fencing at St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston on New Year’s Day, as his father, Andrew Francis Sr, tried to finish his meal. They had plans afterwards to head home…

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Over 200 Jamaican farm workers depart for Canada

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A total of 228 workers departed Jamaica this morning for Canada to participate in the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP). The SAWP, a part of the Ministry of Labour’s Overseas Employment Programme, recruits workers who are…

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