Tearful tragedy as 8-y-o drowns

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EPSOM, St Mary: With tears flowing, Kimesha Stewart recounted her ordeal Monday night when her eight-year-old daughter, Kimona Whyte, whose body was fished from the sea on Tuesday, did not return home from school. Stewart, who kept repeating that…

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Ruel had to go - Holness says former education minister would have damaged Government

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says not accepting the resignation of Ruel Reid as education minister would have compromised the integrity of Jamaica’s “entire system of government”. Now, almost one year after Reid’s resignation, Holness believes…

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Local government ministry rapped for glaring ‘incompetence’

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The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament appeared stupefied yesterday after the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, Marsha Henry-Martin, failed to provide members with adequate answers in relation to high rental charges,…

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Most Jamaicans want soldiers to police streets

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An overwhelming number of Jamaicans have backed the deployment of more soldiers in policing the nation’s streets instead of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), who have been roundly criticised as ineffective. In an RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don…

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Seven cops in traffic crashes in five days

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The strength and commitment of an injured unnamed policeman who was hurt in a two-vehicle smash-up at the intersection of Harbour and Pechon streets yesterday afternoon was the talking point among workers from a nearby furniture store, some of whom…

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Bus driver shot dead at Hanover school

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WESTERN BUREAU: Alana McKenzie, the widow of school bus driver Rayon McKenzie who was murdered in Hanover yesterday, cried openly as the realisation sank in that her late husband would not be around to play a part in the life of the child in her…

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Two charged with Stony Hill murder

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Investigators probing the daring daylight murder of Shamari Horace Waul and a related shooting in Stony Hill Square have charged two men, including a teen, after they were positively identified yesterday. Those charged are 22-year-old DesChante ‘…

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Women whet appetite as rookie plumbers

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Standing out among their male counterparts, 15 women will now be added to the force of Jamaican plumbers islandwide after being certified as utility wardens yesterday. The utility warden programme was implemented through the Jamaica Social…

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Social intervention gets vote of confidence

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The Government’s decision to halt social intervention efforts in depressed communities to stem crime and violence has been rejected by a majority of Jamaicans, according to an RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll. More than two-thirds of…

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Cruise ship turned back from ‘Ochi’ over virus fear

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As countries across the world take steps to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Jamaican health officials on Tuesday denied more than 6,000 people on a cruise ship access to the port of Ocho Rios, as a crew member on board had been…

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