Witness details King Valley Gang’s reign of terror

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The Westmoreland-based King Valley gang terrorised the citizens of Grange Hill and its environs, carrying out contract killings, rapes, and a string of bike robberies, leaving unsuspecting victims in fear, according to a Crown witness. The witness…

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Retreaters say magic mushrooms lift spirits, ease sorrow

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Married for more than 20 years with two children, 45-year-old Vince was seeking to find meaning for his life, and decided to take the plunge with magic mushrooms, a fungus with hallucinogenic properties. Having been born in the United States to a…

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‘HIGH’-RISK RETREATS - Hundreds of Americans swarm Ja for mushroom drug sessions

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Hundreds of Americans are flocking Jamaican shores annually to get a high from magic mushrooms in pricey rural retreats, but the naturally occurring hallucinogen presents dangers and local authorities warn that importation of the fungal drug is…

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Clinging to Dad, longing for Mom - Youth under mentorship rides emotional roller coaster

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“I love you.” Those were the affectionate words young Tahjae Smith longed to hear from his father. Last June, Smith was engaged in a Peace Management Initiative mentorship programme funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund and the National…

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$43m in bogus cheques tendered to TAJ

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Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) did not conduct the requisite due diligence to ensure that cheques it accepted from taxpayers were valid and, as a result, was offered 209 invalid ones amounting to $43.816 million during financial year 2018-19,…

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St James to dispatch mini armies to fight rats

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WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Public Health Department has opened up a new front in its rodent eradication campaign with the formation of small operational groups with local businesses and other stakeholders to spearhead the drive. According to…

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Trelawny business icon Kenneth Grant Sr is dead

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WESTERN BUREAU: Well-known southern Trelawny businessman Kenneth Grant Sr, who is credited with transforming Albert Town into a premier economic centre in the western parish, died at his home on Monday. He was 95. Full of charisma, Grant was highly…

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Gas prices down $3.00, diesel down $2.91

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Gas prices will go down by $3.00 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $121.22 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $124.04. Automotive diesel oil will move down by $2.91 per…

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Recording artiste arrested for mob killing after schoolgirl’s murder

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Recording artiste Shaquelle Clarke popularly called ‘Quada’ has been arrested and charged with murder and arson. Clarke, accompanied by his lawyer, surrendered to the police yesterday. He had been declared a suspect in the 2019 mob…

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Traffic lights at Harbour Street in St James out of commission

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that the traffic signals at the Harbour Street and Union Street as well as the Harbour Street and North Parade intersections in Montego Bay, St James are out of commission. Community Relations Officer at…

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