Teen suicide shocks family - 17-y-o emotionally scarred after tragic fall left her limping in pain

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MATERNAL INSTINCT jolted Joan Watson into realising that something was wrong when her 17-year-old ­daughter Chrisey-Ann Davis had not returned from her room some time after eating a meal on Monday evening. Little did Watson know that the desperate…

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Holness announces COVID screening for all incoming travellers this month

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that there will be mandatory COVID screening for all passengers arriving in Jamaica this month.  During the period June 1 to 14, arriving Jamaicans will go through a two-element screening process and…

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Campbell, Buchanan deny Phillips ouster plot

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With loyalists of People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips now on edge and preparing for another round of internal schism, two signatories of a controversial letter are insisting that the correspondence is not a launching pad for…

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Massive savings for NWC as utility plugs leaks

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THE NATIONAL Water Commission (NWC) has been saving US$8 million (J$1.16 billion) per year since implementing a Non-Revenue Water (NRW) programme in Kingston and St Andrew. The US$42.5-million five-year programme is being implemented by the NWC…

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No contract for CMU $701m building, says project manager

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PROJECT MANAGER at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Elaine Hayden, told a parliamentary oversight committee on Tuesday that her reputation would “take a beating” after admitting that she had no evidence to substantiate that there was a…

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Schools get ready for exam refreshers

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CLASSROOMS CRAMMED with up to 40 students will be a rare sight at secondary schools across Jamaica come June 8. Visits to schools across the Corporate Area where preparations are under way to facilitate exam refreshers showed classrooms that would…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Andrew Issa

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“The sacrifices our nation has made to contain the virus will bring incredible benefits and future investments. Stay fit, continue to build up your immune system (just like Beenie Man), and ­incredible opportunities will be coming your way!” –…

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Cockpit Country row still simmering – Montague

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THE LEGAL wrangling over the verification and establishment of the Protected Area boundary within the Cockpit Country is not likely to be resolved any time soon. That was the main take-away from Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague’s…

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Woman charged with murder after allegedly pouring hot oil on taxi operator

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A 32-year-old St Andrew woman is now on a murder charge after allegedly dousing a taxi operator with hot oil during a domestic dispute. The police are yet to finalise a date for the first court appearance of the accused, Melissa Sinclair…

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Samuda explains sudden CXC exam date shift

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EDUCATION MINISTER Karl Samuda has explained the decision by his ministry to accede to the request by the Caribbean Examinations Council to bring forward the date for external exams even as the Opposition continues to level criticisms. Some 132,…

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