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PM: PNP killed UK prison offer

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In a new revelation, the Holness administration is claiming that the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) offer to help build a prison here was “rejected” by the Portia Simpson Miller-led government in 2016 and not the now-ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)….

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‘Gruesome!’ - Family stunned at grisly murders involving soldier, boyfriend, and infant

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An army tag with the words ‘Love Tyler Forever’, said to be the property of Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) graduate Lexton Clayton, was the sole evidence found by a relative, confirming fears the military woman had met her demise. The bodies of…

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Sweet relief at Hellshire - As beaches reopen, a little boy gets his wish

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Having not visited the beach for the last six months, Junior ‘Jah’ Marsh and his wife, Mary, decided to risk heading from Spanish Town to the seaside haven of Hellshire, Portmore, on Sunday, even if they would be in breach of coronavirus…

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Most tourism workers fear COVID-19 infection – survey

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WESTERN BUREAU: Even as Jamaica presses ahead with the reopening of the island to tourists on June 15, most of the industry’s workers are viewing the decision with concern, an islandwide Tourism Worker Sentiment Survey has shown. The Ministry of…

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Gov’t to finance new prison itself – Chang

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Nearly five years after Britain’s Cameron administration offered to part-finance a new penal facility in Jamaica, the Holness Government has announced that it will fund the construction of a state-of-the-art prison out of pocket. The declaration…

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Rio Grande rafters plead for help

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BERRYDALE, Portland: Raft captains on the Rio Grande, a key tourist attraction in Portland, are appealing for assistance in the wake of a weeks-long lay-up since the closure of water bodies to the public and the shutdown of the tourism industry as…

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Bath fears fateful shower

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Residents of Fountain Road in Bath, St Thomas, say they are trusting God to be their refuge this hurricane season in light of flood threats posed by the Sulphur River that flows through their community. In the past, heavy rains have caused the…

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Stewarts aren’t racists, says JHTA’s Robinson

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Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association President Omar Robinson has lambasted critics who have launched a social-media campaign targeting Sandals hotel moguls Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and his son Adam. Butch is chairman of Sandals Resorts International…

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Sophia’s dream comes true - Three years after woman makes wish, Sanmerna delivers wheelchair

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Three years ago, Waterhouse resident Sophia Sutherland requested a motorised wheelchair to help her to get around the community. Last Friday, her dream came true and tears were, for a moment, the only language she could find to express her…

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Westerners flock beaches

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WESTERN BUREAU: It would appear that the Government’s decision to reopen beaches on Sunday could not have come sooner for hundreds of residents across western Jamaica as they turned out in droves for fun and frolic in Trelawny, St James, Hanover,…

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