BITING BACK - Dog-attack law expected to be passed today; 5-y-o victim needs plastic surgery

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The blurred yet graphic photograph of five-year-old Mickele Allen, his hands and feet lacerated and scalp blood-red from a ferocious attack by a pack of hounds, will embolden Justice Minister Delroy Chuck to press through passage of the new dog-…

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Cops hunt suspects in party assault

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Ten days after a teen was beaten at an illegal party, she is still hanging on to life in a coma at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Meanwhile, justice is being sought, with two women in custody and three still at large. The police are…

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Court fight looms over Puerto Bueno permit

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If strong appeals for the Holness administration to withdraw approval for Jamaica World LLC to mine the Puerto Bueno Mountain in St Ann fall on deaf ears, a leading corruption watchdog is not ruling out testing the constitutionality of the…

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Gov’t urged to rid streets of stray dogs

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The savage dog attack on a five-year-old St Ann boy on Sunday has triggered greater scrutiny on the preponderance of strays across Jamaica, with the deficit of sufficient and functional pounds threatening public safety. That’s the view of Dr Simon…

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The long road home - Silver Gap alternative to closed Gordon Town route is six times the journey

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A homeward journey that would normally take Georgia Trieb 35 minutes to Mavis Bank, St Andrew, now lasts her almost three hours - or equivalent to a trip from Kingston in the east to Montego Bay in the west. She is one of hundreds of residents…

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Bustamante seeing more children with gunshot, sexual injuries

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While the Bustamante Hospital for Children has seen a significant decline in patients with accident-related injuries, lacerations and burns since mid-March, when schools were closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it has seen an increase in assumed…

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Markland for mayor

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Broadcaster Markland Edwards said that his bid to seek the Portmore mayorship was spurred by a cry from the people of the municipality for better leadership. Edwards, who has never ran for or held a political office before, is among applicants to…

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Portland bridge closed as danger hole opens

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Janga Gully, Portland: Residents of several Portland communities are peeved at the authorities for the lack of maintenance of a deteriorating bridge along the Janga Gully road, which was ordered closed yesterday. A hole in the deck of the bridge,…

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Stocks Round Up | Medical Disposables today’s top winner, 138 Student Living leads decliners

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) combined index advanced on Tuesday with an advance/decline ratio of 42/21. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 4515.84 points or 1.20 per cent to close at 380,454.55. The JSE Main Market Index advanced by 4,655.78…

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Suspects in Barbican party assault surrender to police

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Two of the three women sought by the police in connection with the attack that left a 17-year-old girl hospitalised have turned themselves in. The women were accompanied by their attorney Peter Champagnie Q.C. to the Constant Spring Police…

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