Double tragedy - Father killed and daughter missing after landslide covers house

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Fifteen-year-old Saneeka Leechman, a student of The Queen’s School in Kingston, was making plans to surprise her father, 42-year-old Romeo Leechman, on his upcoming birthday, but this will never come to pass as a land slippage caused by heavy rains…

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Curfew slapped on Rae Town and Cornwall Courts - Gov’t moves to limit spread of COVID-19 in these communities

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Western Bureau: As the nation continues its relentless drive to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, two communities, Rae Town, in Kingston, and Cornwall Courts, in St James, were placed under special area curfew because of the troubling…

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Severe weather triggers flooding, landslides and blocked roads

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The low pressure system responsible for the unstable weather conditions across the island over the last few days could develop into a tropical storm or depression by Sunday. This is according to the Meteorological Service, Jamaica, which yesterday…

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Hope Pastures residents score victory - Court of Appeal rules JPS in breach, orders trial to determine safety of underground wire distribution system

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The long-running case between the Hope Pastures residents in St Andrew and the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is headed for trial. The Court of Appeal yesterday said the JPS was under a statutory obligation to supply electricity by underground…

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Local investor urges buildout of Special Economic Zone

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Local companies with plans to expand their physical plants say that they have become increasingly impatient with the time it is taking to establish the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Caymanas in St Catherine. Sanmerna Paper Product, which is…

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UDC to provide documents on land transfer to auditor general

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The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has admitted that some of its annual reports are outstanding and has blamed the delay on “unresolved property and financial transactions, which have led to major impairments of its balance sheet”. The…

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Hanna shuns party dispute in public

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Contender for the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP), Lisa Hanna, has asserted that healing and rebuilding the political organisation’s internal structures must be done outside of the public’s eyes. “For too long, the PNP, in many…

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Golding targets party unity if elected president

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Mark Golding, People’s National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant, has indicated that his first order of business if he is elected as president is to unify the party regardless of the views held previously by Comrades. His comments came yesterday…

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Revamp current system of funding constituencies – Hanna

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People’s National Party (PNP) presidential candidate Lisa Hanna has said that if she should become prime minister of Jamaica, she will be seeking to make changes to how constituencies are funded. “Those constituencies that are larger should get…

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COVID forces closure of court in Hanover

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Western Bureau: Hanover, which was the last parish to record a case of the coronavirus in Jamaica, took a direct hit yesterday as the family court in the parish had to be closed because of positive COVID-19 cases at the facility. A press release…

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