beheadings rock plum Lane - Residents horrified as bullet-riddled bodies found off Whitehall Avenue

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Two bullet-riddled bodies with heads severed, which were found at Plum Lane off Whitehall Avenue in St Andrew, have triggered an intense probe by senior investigators of the Major Investigation Division who are working diligently to piece together…

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SBAJ president urges business owners to embrace tech

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Newly elected president of the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), Michael Leckie, said that a number of small businesses are currently struggling to survive, but he feels a willingness to embrace digital technology could help them in the…

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Senator wants Gov’t distribute water tanks

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Declaring that access to water is a human right, Opposition Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns is pushing for the Government to enforce building orders which make it mandatory for developers to have water-harvesting systems in multifamily dwellings. But…

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C’bean countries line up for safe COVID-19 vaccines

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Jamaica is among six Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) member states which have been provided with the full down payment required for the COVAX Facility. The COVAX Facility is designed to accelerate equitable access by countries globally to…

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4,000 special-needs students to get learning devices

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WESTERN BUREAU: Education Minister Fayval Williams says provisions are being made for 4,000 special-needs students to receive specially designed equipment so they can participate in the digital learning process. “We are making special provision…

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Rural schools bat for face-to-face learning

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Fatigue from a rugged learning curve with lingering Internet connectivity woes appears to be whittling away at resistance to face-to-face classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. Less than two weeks after the resumption of the new academic year, the…

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Green pushes for cutting-edge technology in agriculture

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Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green says his ministry is moving quickly to strengthen the sector with plans to pull farmers fully into the technological age. Green delivered the main address during yesterday’s virtual conference in…

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D.K. Duncan, Jeanette Grant-Woodham get official services

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The late former government minister in the 1970s, Dr D.K. Duncan, will be accorded an official service. The approval was granted by Cabinet earlier this month. Dr Duncan, who served as minister of national mobilisation and human resources…

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Ja Fire Brigade officer blazing a trail of her own

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For 23 years, Terri Ann Leslie has been cooling tempers, extinguishing blazes, and extricating people from crashed vehicles in the western parish of St James. The assistant superintendent is one of two females in the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) who…

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Two headless bodies found in St Andrew

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Two bodies found with their heads severed have been found in St Andrew. Superintendent Aaron Fletcher who heads the St Andrew North Police Division confirmed that the bodies were found on Plum Lane, off Whitehall Avenue about six o…

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