Taxi rape alarm! - Another cabbie fingered for rape out west

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WESTERN BUREAU A ROBOT taxi operator, who allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl in Hopewell, Hanover, on Thursday, leaving her badly traumatised and in a state of anguish, is now being sought by the police. “We are aware of the incident but we are not…

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Focus of GoFundMe drive for slain cops shifted

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THE ‘GOFUNDME’ drive launched by a number of organisations in the United States for the families of two policemen who were killed during an operation in Horizon Park, St Catherine, will now be used to set up a scholarship in the names of the lawmen…

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Man living in poverty fears his house could cave in on him

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Nigel Townsend is fearful that his life could be cut short while sleeping at his Maxfield Avenue dwelling. He is petrified that his dilapidated, old house could cave in and end in his demise. The 59-year-old man has been living in the tough,…

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Mary Alison McLean eulogised by former colleagues

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It’s literally difficult to fit the size six shoes of her former boss, but chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, yesterday vowed to continue Mary Alison McLean’s vision to help…

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Jamaica looks to spice up business with Costa Rica

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JAMAICAN EXPORTERS have failed to take full advantage of the country’s trading relationship with Costa Rica. Jamaica has a duty-free trade agreement with the Central American country, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA)…

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Ardenne basks in ‘historic’ Schools’ Challenge victory

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A FEELING of euphoria has overtaken the Ardenne High School family, after its Schools’ Challenge Quiz team on Thursday dethroned the defending champions, St Jago High, in the finals of the 2020 season. Ardenne won by 34 points to St Jago’s 25….

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Trevor Reid balancing ministry and fatherhood

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WESTERN BUREAU: Pastor Trevor Reid, who leads the Orange circuit of Seventh-day Adventist Churches (SDA) in St James, has always made sure to set aside time for his three children even though he has served as a minister of religion across two…

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‘Helping fathers on their journey’ - Four friends launch podcast on fatherhood

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A QUARTET of fathers who have shared two decades of friendship will be launching a podcast focused on fatherhood on June 21, Father’s Day. Jamaican Dadz Podcast features Dennis Brooks, a senior communication strategist in the Jamaica Constabulary…

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Clarendon women to benefit from training programme

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More than 20 women in Clarendon are to participate in a training programme geared at creating job opportunities for them. Project GYAL – Guiding Young Ambitious Ladies – will be targeting women between the ages of 16 and 49 who did not finish high…

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FULL TEXT: Civic, business groups write political leaders over crime consensus

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Several civic and business groups have written an open letter to Jamaica’s two main political leaders expressing concern over the delay in advancing discussion on a national crime consensus. In a joint statement, the groups said they were…

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