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HOPE FOR KAYLAN - Badly beaten teen responding to mom’s voice

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Almost two weeks after she was viciously beaten at a party on Barbican Road, Kaylan Dowdie is said to be making positive steps to recovery. Her mother, Veniesha Buckley, told THE WEEKEND STAR on Thursday that “she is not so bad as before,…

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GIFT OF MOTHERHOOD … fertility clinic wants egg donors

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More women are being encouraged to donate their eggs to help others who are unable to have babies. Dr Sharifa Frederick, fertility specialist at the Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit (HWFMU), a centre of the University of the West Indies,…

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PAINFUL - Grandpa had great plans for young OJ

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Denham Davidson still has a patty in his fridge that he bought for his six-year-old grandson, Oshane ‘OJ’ Banton. Davidson, 50, had a special relationship with the boy, the only male of his two grandchildren. Last Friday, when Davidson was…

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CHRISTMAS CAUTION - Jamaicans told holiday recklessness could drive up infections, deaths

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National epidemiologist Dr Karen Webster-Kerr says if Jamaicans treat the Christmas holiday like they did previous ones, the country’s COVID situation could take a turn for the absolute worse, jeopardising the public health response. “For sure,…

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‘Me cyaa even eat’ - Watchman traumatised by discovery of boy’s body

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Wayne Sinclair, a watchman at the sewage plant where the body of six-year-old Oshane Banton was found last weekend, said he has been left traumatised by the incident. “I feel so bad because me deh here a work and me know the little boy. Me feel…

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Sandy, please come home - Mom pleads for child’s return

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It has almost been six months since Debbie-Ann Miller saw her 15-year-old daughter, Sandy Thompson. The teenage girl, according to her mother, ran away from home in May because her phone was confiscated. “She run away from in May, and me report…

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Man allegedly kills self after shooting two others

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The family of Daniel Porter, 28, a promoter of Chantilly Gardens in Westmoreland, is calling for a full investigation after he allegedly shot and injured his girlfriend and best friend, before killing himself. The injured have since been treated…

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More J’cans looking to cremate their pets

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Chris Ingledew, founder of Faithful Friends Pet Cremation Jamaica, says more Jamaicans have been choosing to cremate their pets rather than bury them, as they want to keep the ashes. “They want to have them (pets) close to them, in the house…

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Minister says obesity exacerbates effects of COVID-19

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Obese persons, particularly those suffering from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancer, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, are at higher risk of the worst effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “…

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Sorry, Grinch! Virus won’t stop Santa

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WASHINGTON (AP): Children of the world can rest easy. The global pandemic won’t stop them from tracking Santa Claus’ progress as he delivers gifts around the globe on Christmas Eve. The North American Aerospace Defence Command has announced that…

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