Kingston teacher arrested, charged with impersonating a police officer

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Detectives at the Elletson Road Police Station in Kingston have arrested and charged a teacher with impersonating a police officer.Thirty-eight-year-old Troy Chambers of Killarney Avenue, Kingston 20 has also been charged with illegal possession of…

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Death before deportation - Man attempts suicide ahead of February 11 flight back to Jamaica

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The head of a United Kingdom (UK) pressure group is urging the Andrew Holness administration to deny landing rights to a charter flight from Britain with 50 Jamaicans to be deported to the island next Tuesday, after one of the detainees attempted…

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Many J’cans reckless with their health – Tufton

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WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is lamenting the lack of responsibility displayed by many Jamaicans in relation to their health and well-being. “We have a country that, over the last 30 years, has not invested…

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Anti-corruption oversight lacking - Lawmaker decries scarcity of investigative reports from Integrity Commission

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Leader of Opposition business in the Senate Donna Scott-Mottley is questioning why there was only one investigative report from the Integrity Commission since its establishment 24 months ago. In her contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in…

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Concerned group adopts senior citizen in Crofts Hill

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Edward Williamson’s life has been transformed. The man who has struggled through life for many years and had many difficult encounters started to experience happiness in recent times when a group from the community of Crofts Hill in Clarendon gave…

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Hothead licensed firearm holders worry FLA

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Mandeville, Manchester Chief Executive Officer of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Shane Dalling has expressed concern about persons with licensed firearms who are unable to restrain themselves, noting that a significant number of the murders…

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No return from China, not now - Government explains failed effort to bring Jamaicans home

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The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has indicated that it can do nothing at this time to secure the repatriation of Jamaican nationals in Wuhan, China, reporting that its decision was based on the sound advice of unnamed technical experts in the…

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Men seek to shine in female-dominated profession

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They stood out among the hundreds of females decked in royal blue and white tunics. When asked why they chose nursing, their reason boiled down to inspiration. That’s what it took for the three young men in their early 20s to enrol in the…

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Morgan suggests student loan forgiveness for essential services workers

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A government senator is suggesting that borrowers from the Students’ Loan Bureau, who have completed their respective courses of study and choose to join the essential services, be incentivised to combat brain drain affecting the country. This…

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Painful tragedy! - Community and relatives grief-stricken by killing of cop’s mother

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Family members of Laetitia Francis, the elderly woman who was gunned down inside her shop in Old Harbour Glades, St Catherine, on Thursday morning, are struggling to accept the brutal and painful loss of a dear matriarch. Late yesterday, the St…

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