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Rygin King shot, girlfriend killed

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Popular Montego Bay dancehall entertainer Rygin King was shot and seriously injured during a gun attack in Struie district, Westmoreland, on Sunday while a woman, identified as his girlfriend, was killed. Another male was also shot and injured….

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Tourist pretesting back on agenda - Tufton admits island’s COVID-19 response buckling under pressure

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaican Government is reconsidering the imposition of COVID-19 pretesting of arriving tourists as the coronavirus response architecture at the island’s airports has been overwhelmed by passenger traffic, Minister of Health and…

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Child killer sentenced to life in prison

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Jason Grey, a 26-year-old tattoo artist of Hague Settlement in Trelawny, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for the murder of two St James children. He will be eligible for parole after serving 29 years. On his last appearance in court,…

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Chuckling dismissal of #MeToo blasted

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Kathi Cooke remembers how a hotel manager attempted to fondle her breasts when she was 19 years old. Her grief was compounded later when she witnessed her abuser being conferred with the Order of Distinction, one of Jamaica’s highest national…

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Two women killed in Trench Town gun attacks

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A grief-stricken Claudia McNeil fought to overcome emotions as she attempted to paint a picture to The Gleaner of the unbreakable bond she had with her deceased daughter, 28-year-old Shannakay Ebanks, who was shot and killed at her home on Fourth…

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Phillips wants legal assurances on 2-in-1 election

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President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, is demanding assurances that the legal and technical issues involved in staging both the local government and general elections on one ballot be ironed out before concluding on what…

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Bartlett warns against sterile treatment of tourists

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WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has urged Jamaica’s hotel staff and other hospitality stakeholders not to lose their good-naturedness in trying to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19. The minister’s comments came during his…

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High drama for Clarendon teen actor - Seeks helping hand to attend UK theatre school

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Young Jamaican actor Sule Kamu Thelwell is among the cohort of 17 students accepted to The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London for the upcoming academic year. He is ecstatic about the acceptance but is faced with one major barrier:…

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‘A man of substance’…McKenzie saddened by passing of Dunstan Whittingham

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Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says he is saddened by today’s passing of Lionel “Dunstan” Whittingham, President of the Jamaica Higglers, Vendors and Markets Association. McKenzie says…

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Hike in toll rates delayed

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The hike in toll rates that were set for next month has been delayed. The Ministry of Transport says toll operators have decided to push back the price increases due to the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. There have been negative public…

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