Seven injured in major fire at Mandeville gas station

Gleaner on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Tamara Bailey, Gleaner WriterMandeville, Manchester Four persons have been hospitalised with third degree burns and three others are now nursing minor injuries following a major fire at the FESCO service station located at the intersection of Perth…

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Student who attacked dean at Oracabessa High arrested

Gleaner on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Oracabessa High School student who allegedly attacked the dean of discipline at the school on Wednesday was arrested by the police on Thursday morning after he turned up at the institution with an ice pick in his bag. Allegations are that the…

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Love triangle drama - Soldier shoots policeman found in compromising position with his wife, a cop

Gleaner on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Residents of 7 East, Greater Portmore, were left stunned between midnight Thursday and early Friday morning after a dramatic incident, featuring a love triangle among a soldier; his wife, a cop; and another policeman – who is now nursing a gunshot…

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Samuda warns of harsh measures as school violence surges

Gleaner on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Karl Samuda, the minister with responsibility for the education portfolio, has warned of “harsh measures” to come as the ministry grapples with frequent acts of violence in the nation’s schools. He declined, however, to give details of the type of…

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Giving up not an option! - Dental student battles financial stress to complete degree

Gleaner on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

At 38 years old, Margo Gordon is struggling to find funding to complete a dentistry degree and balancing that with her duties as mother of three and wife. Her biggest desire right now is to finish school, which she said would afford her children,…

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Grieving mom seeks closure after 10-year-old killed

Gleaner on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Sleepless nights, inconsolable meltdowns, and existing in a state of denial characterise the daily life of Winsome Goulbourne, who lost her 10-year-old son, Leon Whittingham, little more than a year ago when he was shot in the head. Goulbourne is…

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Jamaica to get on with business - IDB executive urges increased use of tech to achieve economic growth

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Having achieved some level of macroeconomic stability, Jamaica now needs to build on that platform by investing in the digital renaissance and keeping its brightest minds at home in order to achieve economic growth, according to Therese Turner-…

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Bennett-Easy resigns from PSOJ

Gleaner on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Makeba Bennett-Easy has stepped down as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) with effect from March 25. “Mrs Bennett-Easy brought her exceptional organisational development and leadership skills to the…

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CTOC seizes J$7m in counterfeit goods in MoBay

Gleaner on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: The police’s Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) unit struck yesterday in Montego Bay, seizing counterfeit goods valued at several million dollars at the New Super 88 Store, located on Barnett Street in the St James parish…

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Stocks Round Up | 43 stocks advance

Gleaner on February 21st, 2020 | File Under Business News -

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index declined on Friday with an advance/decline ratio of 43/22. The index moved up by 2,045.12 points or 0.43 per cent to close at 482,554.01 The JSE Main Market Index advanced by 2,814.17 points or 0.58…

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