‘Mi entire world turn upside down’ - Farmers, others hard hit by rains out west

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Flood rains wreaked havoc on swathes of western Jamaica on the weekend, resulting in millions of dollars in damage and untold woe for residents who lament being years-long victims of the nightmarish weather. St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland were…

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How court ruling enabled child rapist

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Cecil Brown got off with a slap on the wrist three years ago after he was convicted for sexual assault involving a five-year-old child. Brown, 54, was sentenced to six months in prison for grievous assault in the Clarendon Parish Court on July 14,…

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ON EDGE - As rains unleash fury, family in danger after backyard plunges over precipice

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Close to 60 members of one family, including more than 20 children, in Lindo’s Gap in St Andrew East Rural are battling fears that further torrential rains and swirling winds triggered by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Zeta could sweep their…

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Out of shame, some Porus kids dodge online classes - Tablets pour in for standout mom

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PORUS, Manchester: Acia Wills’ heart-tugging story of juggling a single cell phone among her three children during online classes has jolted a couple into rewarding the 39-year-old mother with two tablets for her dedication. But despite the…

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Flooding swamps Villa Rd

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Members of the business community along Villa Road in Mandeville are seeking answers from the authorities as floodwaters continue to dampen profits and months-long repairs to a faulty drainage system prove inadequate. The $…

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MoBay’s Brooke-Anne Bowen awarded BOJ scholarship

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WESTERN BUREAU: Her plan is to become one of Jamaica’s esteemed economists, a multifaceted asset to the banking sector, a financial analyst, and a consultant. At age 22, this is Brooke-Anne Bowen’s state of mind, and age is in her favour. The…

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D.K. lauded as trailblazer for Duncan family

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Although few in number because of coronavirus gathering restrictions, mourners turned out on Sunday to pay tribute to Donald Keith Duncan at his official funeral inside the University Chapel in St Andrew. Even as dark clouds hovered over the…

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Breast cancer in men

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What are the symptoms? The most common symptoms of breast cancer in men are: * A lump or swelling in the breast. * Redness or flaky skin in the breast. * Irritation or dimpling of breast skin. * Nipple discharge. * Pulling in of the nipple or…

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Stocks Round Up | 28 stocks advance, 41 decline and 14 trade firm

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) combined index declined on Monday with an advance/decline ratio of 28/41. The JSE Combined Index declined by 903.30 points or 0.24 per cent to close at 371,997.49. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 912.27 points…

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Several NWC systems still out due to impact of heavy rainfall

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The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that high turbidity issues, blocked intakes, and dislocated pipelines have forced the continued shutdown of a number of its water supply facilities in the eastern end of the island. The NWC says…

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