Burn surgery plea - Woman clings to life after kitchen blast

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Tears streamed down the face of Delcita Anderson as she stomped and yelled inside her Kingston home, cursing the misfortune that had left her daughter, Kerry Ann Collins, clinging to life with third-degree burns after a freak explosion in her…

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FRAUD ALARM - Women, millennials main targets of credit, debit card thieves

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While credit- and debit-card fraud remains the most prevalent financial crimes committed locally, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is reporting that females and millennials are disproportionately targeted by the fraudsters. Major Keron Burrell, head of…

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Report: Jamaica failing on budget transparency

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Jamaica is among 117 countries that have failed to reach the minimum threshold for adequate budget transparency, public participation, and oversight, according to an Open Budget Survey (OBS) in 2019. The revelation was made on Wednesday at a forum…

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Christmas grief as 14-y-o slain in Christiana

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CHRISTIANA, Manchester: The sound of bullets ripping through their loved one and the wails following their impact will forever scar the memory of relatives and residents of Brockery, Christiana, who recalled Wednesday’s shooting death of 14-year-…

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Call resurfaces for child-friendly court

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Chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, is appealing for the establishment of a children’s court in Jamaica. “A court that’s just there for children, with all the bells and whistles –…

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Virus fear grips kids - ‘Smile Mobile’ tackles frowns as the great unknown unnerves children

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Reports of increased levels of fear and anxiety have triggered more support for children in state care since the onset of COVID-19, with the deployment of a mobile mental health unit. ‘Smile Mobile’ is retrofitted with two counselling areas, Wi-Fi…

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Dad haunted by killer kids

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As Herbert Leslie’s dust-covered hands used a pick-axe to plough the rich soil of his farm in Mavis Bank, St Andrew, he bore a weight far greater than his arched back might suggest. Leslie is still haunted by the 2018 grisly murder of 36-year-old…

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Joy at Penwood as CXC reverses failing grades

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Weeks of agony ended in jubilation recently for more than a dozen students of Penwood High School in St Andrew, who have now learnt they did not all fail the 2020 English language exam offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). Last…

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Caribbean countries urge citizens to continue following COVID protocols

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Dec 4, CMC – Caribbean countries were on Friday reporting increased cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) while reiterating the need for their nationals to follow the various measures and protocols aimed at curbing the…

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UK defends vaccine decision amid criticism it moved too fast

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LONDON (AP) — U.K. regulators went on the offensive Friday to beat back criticism that they rushed their authorisation of a COVID-19 vaccine, saying they rigorously analysed data on safety and effectiveness in the shortest time possible…

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