Woman sergeant dies in Mandela Highway traffic crash

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A woman police sergeant has died following a traffic crash along the Mandela Highway in St Catherine. She sergeant identified as  was assigned to the St Catherine South Police Division. The police Corporate Communication Unit confirmed the…

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Government to tighten curfew hours for Heroes weekend

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced the tightening of the curfew hours for the upcoming Heroes Weekend to discourage gatherings during the usually busy holiday period amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   Holness was…

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Teething pains - Slowly but surely, students at Red Hills schools log on to new normal

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“We are wading through the water … but we are making our way.” That’s how principal of Rock Hall All-Age School in St Andrew, Paula Plummer, summed up the first official day of the academic year as online learning resumed as the new normal of…

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Almost marooned, Llandewey residents appeal for new bridge

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Residents of Llandewey, Font Hill and Georgia in St Thomas are appealing for urgent repairs to a bridge in the area out of fears of being marooned as recent rains have damaged or inundated alternative routes. The bridge has been in need of repair…

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COVID ALARM - MPs urged to undergo test as House marshal positive for virus

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Jamaica’s 63 legislators in the House of Representatives have been urged to undergo COVID-19 testing immediately after the parliamentary marshal, who was in close contact with the majority of them at the September 29 sitting, registered positive…

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Manchester bar owner shot dead

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A 47-year-old bar owner and operator was shot and killed by a gunman inside her establishment in the usually serene community of Williamsfield, Manchester, on Monday afternoon. Dead is Wendy Harrison. According to the Manchester police, a lone…

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Lucea mayor rejects claims he pocketed contract monies - Samuels says allegations are part of smear campaign

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Western Bureau: Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels is dismissing claims of financial impropriety as two videos make the rounds, accusing him of nepotism and of siphoning off monies from the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) into his own pockets. In one…

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Breast Cancer Awareness | Risk factors you can’t change

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• Getting older. The risk for breast cancer increases with age; most breast cancers are diagnosed after age 50. • Reproductive history. Early menstrual periods before age 12 and starting menopause after age 55 expose women to hormones longer,…

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More charges tumble in Uchence Gang trial

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The alleged criminals in the Uchence Wilson Gang trial continue to have the weight of several charges against them lifted, as Chief Justice Bryan Sykes again freed another one of allegations on Monday. As he has been doing for the past week, in his…

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Fleeing stabbing victim smashed police HQ door – cop

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PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Damage to the entrance of the new state-of-the-art police station in Port Antonio was caused bizarrely by a stabbing victim fleeing for his life, authorities in the Portland capital have said. Speaking with The Gleaner on…

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