Rescued from ‘tragedy’ - How mentorship transformed ‘at risk’ youngsters at Annotto Bay High

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“Very tragic” is how 17-year-old Malick McIntosh described the path he was on, before enrolling in an intensive mentorship programme at Annotto Bay High School in St Mary. His father was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity when he was…

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Teen kindness shines on needy family

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Karlene Weir of Palmers Cross in Clarendon says her life has been changed by the generosity of a 14-year-old. In an interview with The Gleaner, the mother of three detailed the years of struggle to fend for her children. With her husband disabled,…

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MoBay’s call centre reopens but with strict conditions

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Western Bureau: The Teleperformance Jamaica, the Montego Bay-based call centre, which was ordered closed by the St James health authorities on Wednesday, rolled back into operation yesterday after being given conditional clearance, which came less…

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Integrity Commission swoops down on Hanover Municipal Corporation

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Western Bureau: The embattled Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) is now under a major probe by the Integrity Commission, which swooped down on the corporation’s Lucea headquarters on Thursday and seized documents and confiscated the cellular…

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Wilson, co-accused convicted of more charges

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The heavy hand of the law came down once again on Uchence Wilson, the leader of a gang bearing his name, and several of his cronies. Yesterday, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes while continuing his summation of the case found Wilson, Derron Taylor,…

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Author to help man crippled by bullet pen his story

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The article, ‘Man crippled by gunman’s bullet pens his story’, published in The Gleaner on September 26, stirred emotions among readers locally and overseas. “This story is really a blessing. The feedback has been overwhelming. Nuff people reach…

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MP surprises young academic with laptop

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Denbigh High School sixth-former Wadada Dixon is now overwhelmed with joy following a presentation of a brand new laptop by Member of Parliament (MP) for Clarendon South East, Pearnel Charles Jr. The 16-year-old’s commendable performance in the…

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COVID-19 stops new shows for TVJ school-based competitions

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There will be no new shows for the 2020 seasons of TVJ’s Junior Schools’ Challenge Quiz and TVJ’s All Together Sing given that face-to-face teaching in school has been suspended this school term. The community spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in…

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Cousins excel in CSEC

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Three cousins living in Shrewsbury, a volatile community in west Portland, have excelled academically and are among some of the top achievers at their school in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. The impressive grades…

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Trump makes first public appearance since leaving hospital

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(AP): US President Donald Trump made his first public appearance today after being hospitalised with COVID-19, defying public health guidelines to speak to a crowd of hundreds, even as the White House refused to declare that he was not…

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