9-y-o dies of dengue - Mother makes plea to parents not to delay treatment

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When nine-year-old Naylia Lewis complained about a slight headache last week Monday, little did her mother, Kerry Ann Davis, know that the next few days would be her daughter’s last. Lewis died on Saturday from what was presumed to be severe dengue…

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Mentally ill vagrants turn May Pen house into latrine

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Municipal officials in the central Jamaica parish of Clarendon have been criticised for failing to intervene in the takeover of an abandoned house in May Pen by mentally ill vagrants who have turned it into a dump and a latrine. The abandoned…

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‘Make examples of them’ - Christie wants parliamentarians who break the law to be punished

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Former contractor general of Jamaica, Greg Christie, has signalled that the time has come for one law to be applied across the board to the rich, the poor, and those in positions of high leadership. In a no-holds-barred response to questions posed…

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Anger still brewing over coffee price slump

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In the farming community of Penlyne Castle, St Thomas, women are the main ones employed to pick coffee cherries from the trees that span the mountain community. Nadine Tait has been picking coffee since she was 15 years old. Now 39, she is a…

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Bye-bye, Buckingham - Harry, Meghan ‘step back’ as British royals

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LONDON (AP): Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, say they plan “to step back” as senior members of Britain’s royal family, a stunning announcement that underscores the couple’s wish to forge a new path for royals in the modern world. A statement…

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Home for New Year! - Arson-hit Portland family to get reprieve from rain

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ANCHOVY, PORTLAND: Since his home was ravaged by fire more than a year ago, 63-year-old Devon Montague has slept virtually with one eye nervously open, with the sky as the roof for his family. Sometimes, on cold and rainy nights, they were soaked…

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US, Iran step back from brink

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WASHINGTON (AP): The United States and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war on Wednesday as President Donald Trump indicated that he would not respond militarily after no one was harmed in Iran’s missile strikes on two Iraqi bases…

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Lawyer: No proof teller engaged in fraud

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PORUS, Manchester: A waste of time is how one attorney is describing the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillon-dollar fraud trial as the defence continued to make their no-case submissions on Wednesday. Representing accused former bank…

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Cop guilty of corruption

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A police constable has been found guilty of corruption-related charges and will be sentenced in the St Catherine Parish Court on March 6. In her summation, Senior Parish Judge Tara Carr told the accused Oneil Barrett, 38, that he had shown an…

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News Briefs

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Deputy DPP burgled butt naked The home of a deputy director of public prosecutions was broken into yesterday. The prosecutor, Adley Duncan, who was home at the time of the robbery, said in a social-media post that he got out of bed to use the…

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