Suspect in murder of cop’s mother surrenders to police

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One of the suspects who was wanted in connection with the murder of a cop’s mother in Old Habour, St Catherine has surrendered to the police. The police say the suspect, whose name is being withheld, turned in himself to the Old Harbour…

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Deportation plea - Local relative of ex-con being sent back to Ja asks UK authorities to consider his eventual well-being

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A relative of one of the 50 people now being processed for deportation from the United Kingdom (UK) to Jamaica next Tuesday is appealing to the Boris Johnson-led Government to “give things a second thought”. Her request comes amid a protest that…

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NWC chairman: Stop cussing us on talk shows

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As the country braces for a continued period of below-normal rainfall, Senator Aubyn Hill, the chairman of the National Water Commission (NWC), has appealed to customers to avoid expressing dissatisfaction with water shortages on talk show…

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Psychopaths on the loose - Psychiatrist senator calls for increased funding to tackle serious mental health problems

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“There are psychopaths among us!” This was the conclusion of Government senator and consultant psychiatrist Dr Saphire Longmore after recounting some barbaric acts of violence against children and women in the Jamaican society. “When someone can…

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Agri-smart students on the rise

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Crystal Johnson, a student of agricultural science and a member of her school’s 4-H Club, has started to chart a career path in agriculture. The grade-11 student of Claude McKay High School has a vested interest in the field of agriculture and was…

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All about the paper - NCU professor spinning sugar cane, banana tree pulp into stationery

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Paper is generally made from wood fibres, but an assistant professor in Manchester has been experimenting with more than 50 plant fibres as a means of confronting climate change. When The Gleaner visited Northern Caribbean University in the parish…

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Prosecution to present closing arguments Monday

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The Crown will on Monday begin presenting closing arguments in the trial of alleged King Valley gang members, who are accused of carrying out murders, rapes and robberies in the Westmoreland community of Grange Hill and its environs. This comes…

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Accused baby snatcher claims she adopted Nyyear

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Anniesha Ramsay, the woman charged with stealing baby Nyyear Frank, has denied being involved in snatching the child, claiming she adopted the then five-week-old on a payment plan with a total due of $500,000. Nyyear was snatched while he and his…

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St Catherine mother and child reported missing

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The Spanish Town Police in St Catherine are seeking the public’s assistance to locate two-year-old Keiymar Holding and his mother 27-year-old Keesha Robinson-Holding who both have been missing since Tuesday, January 28. The police say Keiymar…

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Restorative justice practices to be implemented in schools soon – Chuck

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Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, says the restorative justice practices will be implemented in schools shortly. “We are hoping, beginning this year and over the next few years, to have restorative justice in every single school… we want…

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