Soldier fires at man accused of sleeping with girlfriend - Commentators urge men not to react violently to ‘bun’

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Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer Sexologist Dr Shelly-Ann Weeks has urged Jamaican men to understand that they do not own women’s bodies and to find non-violent means of coping with sexual infidelity. Her message comes less than 24 hours after a…

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Westmoreland on JLP radar - Holness targets green sweep in PNP country

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Having trounced the People’s National Party (PNP) in the last local government elections in Westmoreland Central, where four out of five divisions were won by his side, Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness has given notice that he will be…

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Woman slain on New Year’s Eve laid to rest - Mother questions why God didn’t stop bullet or jam gun

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ROYAL FLAT, Manchester: The wails of Cyrena Russell ricocheted off the walls of the Royal Flat Seventh-day Adventist Church as she watched the undertakers wheel her daughter’s body into the building on Sunday. Her face, distorted by pain, only…

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NHT manager collapses, dies in 5K

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Manning’s School is mourning the death of National Housing Trust (NHT) executive Norris Rainford who collapsed on Sunday morning while participating in a 5K road race in Westmoreland. Reports by the police are that shortly after 8 a.m., Rainford,…

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Fire victim wanted to see his daughter become doc - Though full of fight, Farquharson knew he wouldn’t make it, says grieving wife

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Daniel Farquharson and his wife, Cheryl, had dreams of seeing their daughter, Daniella, enter medical school and were counting down the days till September for the birth of that reality. But in a horrific 48-hour experience, that dream vanished,…

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Hopewell clamours for police post

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Following the recent shooting deaths of two men at the same location, two days apart, in Hopewell, Hanover, several community groups have called for the commanding officer, Superintendent Sharon Beeput, to honour her promise of erecting a police…

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PNP names candidates for Portland East, St Andrew NE

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The People’s National Party (PNP) has moved to install Bishop Dr Purcell Jackson as its standard-bearer in Portland Eastern, replacing Damion Crawford, who left the constituency mere months after he lost in a by-election. Jackson was announced as…

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Whitehall teen killed weeks before planned departure

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Travel reservations that a mother had procured for her teenage son to fly to New York on March 7 were aborted last Wednesday after gunmen killed him and another man on Cameron Lane, St Andrew. Instead, the teen’s mother, Danzalee West-Johnson, flew…

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Businessman killed in churchyard was seeking refuge, says pastor

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After a brazen attempt on his life four months ago when close to 20 bullets were fired into his motor vehicle by gunmen, injuring him, 50-year-old businessman Wayne Stanbury, who was killed at church last week Sunday, had been inching closer and…

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Gunmen again rob Western Union Santa Cruz branch

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Armed men this morning held up and robbed the Western Union branch in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth. It’s the second robbery at the location in five months and the latest in a string of attacks at several locations of the money transfer…

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