NWC promises to restore Hellshire water supply Friday

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The National Water Commission (NWC) says regular water supply should be restored to customers in communities of Hellshire, St Catherine by 5 p.m Friday. According to the NWC, the usual service has been disrupted to facilitate emergency repairs…

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Eight-year-old boy’s ‘Mr Protector’ wins child mascot competition

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Eight-year-old Richard Small of the Bamboo Primary and Junior High School in St Ann has won the Child Protection and Family Services Agency’s Mascot Design and Name competition. Richard’s entry titled ‘Mr Protector’ emerged the best…

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Eight-year-old boy’s ‘Mr Protector’ wins child mascot competition

Gleaner on February 20th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Eight-year-old Richard Small of the Bamboo Primary and Junior High School in St Ann has won the Child Protection and Family Services Agency’s Mascot Design and Name competition. Richard’s entry titled ‘Mr Protector’ emerged the best…

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Jamaica, no problem - New UK job migration rules not expected to hit locals hard

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Jamaicans and other English-speaking Caribbean people with specific high-value skills may benefit from a windfall of job opportunities in the United Kingdom as the Boris Johnson administration announced a policy shift that is likely to limit…

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No karate school - JTA boss backs non-lethal weapons for teachers but cautions against promoting self-defence training

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WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Teachers’ Association President Owen Speid is lobbying for the arming of teachers with non-lethal weapons like pepper spray to fend off attacks from students and others but is resistant to the promotion of official training…

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Natalie vs Natalie - Campbell-Rodriques to challenge Neita in St Catherine North Central

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Natalie Campbell-Rodriques is tapped to become the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer for the St Catherine North Central constituency ahead of the next general election. Campbell-Rodriques is a shoo-in for the position, The Gleaner…

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Baby saved as fire devours homes

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A baby was rescued from a burning building as a raging fire yesterday consumed three homes along Grants Pen Drive in northeast St Andrew, leaving seven people homeless. The fire brigade was summoned to the scene of the fire, which torched homes in…

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St Ann teacher dies days before exam

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Staff and students at Ocho Rios Primary School received grief counselling earlier this week after a grade six teacher, 47-year-old Donald Rowe, died suddenly on Sunday. Rowe, of Hartland in Priory, St Ann, had visited doctors up to Friday to check…

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More than half the murders in 2020 still unsolved

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Despite the imposition of states of emergency (SOEs) in at least eight police divisions across the island, more than half of the 167 murders committed since the start of the year have gone unsolved. Up to February 15, only 57 cases, or 31 per cent…

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Struggling with Parkinson’s, 49-y-o crawls and rolls home daily

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For 15 years, a once-hearty west-rural St Andrew man has had a major challenge walking, the victim of a neurological dysfunction since diagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. Anthony ‘Bradley’ Shaw, 49, struggles daily to move around, his illness…

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