FOUL PLAY - Reggae Boy Flemmings facing sanctions for alleged anti-gay slur

Gleaner on October 2nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Junior Flemmings was having the season of his life at Phoenix Rising in the United Soccer League (USL). But an alleged anti-gay barb could turn out to be a fatal trip in the Jamaican’s football career in the United States. The second-tier football…

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85-y-o with COVID-19 kills self at hospital

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WESTERN BUREAU: A senior citizen who tested positive for COVID-19 and who was admitted to the isolation ward at the Savanna-la-Mar General Hospital is believed to have committed suicide after his body was found hanging from the roof. The dead man…

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Clarke pledges tax write-off reform

Gleaner on October 2nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Holness administration is to “immediately improve” the tax write-off system to make it more transparent following a Sunday Gleaner report involving $4 billion wiped away since 2018, Finance and Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has said…

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COVID-19 and face-to-face classes: how the numbers stack up

Gleaner on October 2nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

After three weeks of poring over head-scratching numbers and permutations, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr is just about done collating the data he needs to craft a road map to face-to-face engagement in the COVID-19 era. Then comes the hard part: piecing…

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Missing in a pandemic - Numbers trend downwards but counsellor worried warning signs could escape teachers in virtual classrooms

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Despite a 60 per cent drop in missing children reports between March and August this year when compared to the corresponding period last year, there remains a real concern over the safety of the nation’s young. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have…

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Freak storm triggers fright night

Gleaner on October 2nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Talk-show host Emily Shields gasped as it tossed aside her 25lb flowerpot. Pollster Larren Peart said it smashed his lamp. A security guard reported that trees were flattened aplenty in Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew. And a Belvedere designer said she…

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Woman claims she was denied jobs because of lupus

Gleaner on October 2nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Twenty-seven-year old Rushelle Brown believes discrimination is at the root of her being turned down by two potential employers, as she has the autoimmune disease lupus. Brown told The Gleaner yesterday that she was diagnosed with the illness in…

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Parents nurse KC in COVID crunch

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Health practitioners are in high demand, but having a busy schedule did not prevent a group of parents from volunteering at Kingston College when the institution announced that it had no nurses to navigate the early phase of COVID-19. “The school…

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Court cases taking toll on Messado, says attorney

Gleaner on October 2nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Disbarred real estate attorney Jennifer Messado had her bail extended yesterday as the preliminary proceedings in her fraud trial continued in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Her attorney, Christopher Townsend, said that the entire process…

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Stolen gun dispute linked to three Sav murders

Gleaner on October 2nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: A dispute over an illegal firearm is believed to be the cause of the shooting deaths of two men and a woman and the injuring of a second woman in a spate of shootings on Wednesday in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. Those killed have…

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