Update | Three UTech students killed in car crash at cement company

Gleaner on February 27th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The police are now investigating last night’s deadly motor vehicle crash at the gate of the Caribbean Cement Company in eastern Kingston. Three University of Technology, Jamaica students travelling in a black Toyota Premio motor car registered to an owner of a St James…

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OUT SEX PERVERTS - Child welfare boss calls for offender registry to be made public

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Amid growing concern about an increase in sexual crimes against juveniles in Jamaica, the head of the country’s chief child-protection and welfare organisation has given strong endorsement of a more transparent sex offender registry. The debate…

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Dump the dump! - Morant Bay residents long for breath of fresh air

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Irked by rising anger over the stench emanating from a St Thomas dump that has grown into a mountainous mess, Morant Bay Mayor Michael Hue is lobbying for garbage from the parish to be transported to the Riverton City landfill in Kingson. Hue, who…

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$13m jewellery, gun heist

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SPUR TREE, Manchester: Thieves made off with J$13 million worth of jewellery and a licensed firearm following a house break-in in Spur Tree on Monday, the police have confirmed. According to police reports, a Glock 17C 9mm pistol and thirty-seven…

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PM: Crime ‘above our capacity’ … But investments in personnel, tech will bear fruit, says Holness

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Amid a spike in murders across Jamaica, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has admitted that the country’s crime problem has “evolved currently, over and above our established capacity to address it”. Despite the imposition of states of emergency in…

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Hero dad, daughter killed in New Hope

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Dozens of family members and close friends of 47-year-old Vanley Kerr and his daughter, Brianna, 18, were still in shock after they were gunned down in sight of other relatives while inside their small family shop at New Hope district in Negril,…

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Reggae flight - All-Jamaican crew revels in historic trip on American Airlines

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WESTERN BUREAU: First Officer Shaun Nelson answered the vintage rotary phone next to his bed 22 years ago, responding to an American Eagle Airlines human resource officer offering him a job as a pilot. His colleague, Captain Robert McPherson, would…

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Half Moon’s Savage is Forbes’ Employee of the Year

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WESTERN BUREAU: A Jamaican has been named Employee of the Year worldwide by the luxury independent global rating system, Forbes Travel Guide (FTG). Half Moon’s Sherrita Savage received the award last week during the Forbes Travel Guide Luxury…

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Stocks round up | Salada, Everything Fresh, Derrimon Trading, the big winners

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange JSE Combined Index declined by 1,198.84 points Thursday to close at 476,795.83 with an advance/decline ratio of 36/37. Winners Salada Foods 14.3 per cent to $32.57 Everything Fresh $12.35 to $0.91 Derrimon Trading up 10…

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Entertainer charged for mowing down woman

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Forty-eight-year-old entertainer Orville Dennis was on Tuesday charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm. He is scheduled to go before the court on March 27. Dennis, who is of a Terminal Road in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine address, is…

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