Patient jumps from third floor of hospital, dies

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The sister of a mentally ill patient who died days after reportedly leaping from the third floor of the Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas last Saturday is demanding an explanation from health authorities on the tragedy and why a request to…

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TOURISM PUSH - Disputed mountain lands to be transformed into massive commercial development

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WESTERN BUREAU: The treasured Puerto Bueno Mountain that is at the centre of an environmental dispute will host ecotourism developments as well as investments in residential and commercial operations, and clean energy, Jamaica World LLC has…

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‘We have to remember their sacrifice’ - War veterans saluted in annual service at Heroes Park

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Retired Major Johanna Lewin believes that occasions like Remembrance Day to honour war veterans are still momentous even when all the battle warriors have passed away. “They gave their lives for us. They made a lot of sacrifices, and many of them…

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Mike Henry wants Toots statue in May Pen

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Clarendon Central Member of Parliament Mike Henry has disclosed that he will be pushing to have a statue of reggae icon Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert erected in the parish capital. Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday as Clarendon residents paid their…

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Double death rocks red-cap porters

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WESTERN BUREAU: The mood at the Sangster International Airport on Wednesday morning was sombre as red-cap porters mourned the passing of two of their colleagues who died within 24 hours of each other. Thirty-nine-year-old Dwayne Peart, who was…

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New Haven relief effort postponed amid COVID concerns

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The police had to be called in yesterday as an unruly crowd brought an abrupt end to an initiative to assist displaced residents of New Haven in St Andrew with care packages. The initiative, which was being spearheaded by Food For The Poor Jamaica…

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Storage hurdle for COVID vaccine

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A promise by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to start distribution of its vaccine in the United States by December 2020 could be hampered because no country has the capacity to store the vaccine, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has said….

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US slams Jamaica’s record on police killings, detentions

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The United States administration says it is deeply concerned about the high rates of killings in Jamaica, highlighting the murder of women, even as it bemoans the “insufficient response” by the Government to end the violence and hold the…

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‘We are suffering’ - Rains pile on stress for Mount Vernon Gap coffee farmers, residents

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Recent heavy rains have dumped a multiplicity of woes on residents of Mount Vernon Gap in St Thomas. Damaged roads are preventing coffe farmers from getting their harvest to market, and goods are running scarce as shopkeepers are unable to receive…

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Full Text … Gov’t outlines position on Dry Harbour agreement

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The Government has issued a statement outlining its decision to grant a mining permit for Puerto Bueno Mountain, also called the Dry Harbour Mountain, in St Ann, despite a rejection of the application by the National Environment and Planning Agency…

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