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Hanover trio presumed dead after ambush

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WESTERN BUREAU: Three of four men who were lured to the March Town community in Green Island, Hanover, yesterday to purchase a motorcycle are now missing and presumed dead while a fourth man has been hospitalised with multiple gunshot wounds….

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4-y-o dies from COVID

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Jamaica yesterday recorded its youngest COVID-19 fatality, with a four-year-old falling victim to the new coronavirus that has killed seven persons locally. The casualty marks a divergence from the respiratory disease’s most vulnerable target –…

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Dry cry - Manchester farmers losing millions to drought amid COVID-19 fallout

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Farmers in Manchester are battling on two fronts – a near five-month drought that has ravaged crops, leaving them reeling from millions of dollars in losses made worse by the closure of dozens of large hotels from the impact of COVID-19. In…

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Making the most of it - Artist papers over COVID dilemma by investing extra time in fledgling business

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Paper has never looked so beautiful. It has taken a love of art and a desire to be one’s own boss for Prescella Asmar to start PA Arts and Craft, a business that specialises in paper decorations for virtually all forms of celebrations. For parties…

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Price-gouging claims reported, but few qualify for action

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The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has received more than 30 reports of price-gouging since a law prohibiting exploitative costing took effect on March 31. Price-gouging occurs when a seller increases the prices of goods, services, or…

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COVID-panicked passengers jump from bus as man dies

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Pandemonium erupted on a St Andrew bus on Wednesday as terrified commuters leapt from the vehicle fearful that an elderly passenger in the throes of death might have had COVID-19. The unidentified man, aged about 65, was pronounced dead at the…

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Jamaicans in Japan missing home but taking pandemic in stride

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Jamaican teachers in Japan have said that they are afraid and anxious as uncertainty sweeps the globe amid a deadly coronavirus pandemic that has crippled economies and left nearly 200,000 people dead. “I can’t wait to see the back of this virus,…

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Thieves plunder school garden

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WESTERN BUREAU: Wakefield Primary in Trelawny, which came in for much praise by agriculture ministry officials in March for its excellent school garden, has fallen prey to thieves, who raided their farm. The institution, which was integral to the…

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PJ pleads for virus debt cancellation

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As the coronavirus disease continues to ravage small economies, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson is pushing for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the African Union (AU) to lobby for debt cancellation while renewing calls for reparation….

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DPP: Tougher sanctions needed for hoaxers during disasters

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WESTERN BUREAU: Director of Pubic Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn believes that several laws, including the Disaster Risk Management Act and the Cybercrime Act, should be amended, allowing for harsher penalties when persons use technology to…

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