Three illegal guns seized in first hour of 2021

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The police are reporting that they seized three illegal firearms in separate incidents in the first hour of the new year. In the first incident a minute after midnight, the police say on approaching a man on Casino Drive in Naggo Head, St…

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JOY - Fishermen glad to be home for new year after US saga

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The four Jamaican fishermen who returned from the United States last evening were in high spirits, and their relatives were relieved to have them safely back home after more than two months detained in the US without charge after being accused of…

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PAIN - Mom distraught doctors didn’t do more for drowning teen

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Heartease, Manchester: A grieving mom is charging that doctors did not do enough to save her teen son’s life when he was rushed to the Mandeville Regional Hospital on Wednesday after being pulled from a hotel pool as the family’s recreation time…

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Diaspora has high hopes, expectations for 2021

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As 2021 dawns, Jamaicans in the diaspora are looking forward with renewed hope and expectations, with a reset to several issues brought to the fore during the pandemic and a change of administration in the United States. Curtis Ward, Jamaica’s…

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2020 a lesson in obedience, says elder

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Obedience was the greatest lesson for the Hagley Park Road Seventh-Day Adventist Church in St Andrew and the wider Jamaica for 2020, First Elder Alpheous Bailey said at a watchnight service last night. Adding that obedience for the common good was…

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Wanted dead or alive? - Man listed by police last week killed, buried in Trinidad, says relative

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A man who the police recently listed among the island’s most wanted last week, appealing for information to find him, is dead and buried in Trinidad and Tobago, his family has confirmed. In a social media post on December 22, the Jamaica…

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World welcomes 2021 in muted celebrations

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This New Year’s Eve was celebrated like no other in most of the world, with many bidding farewell to a year they would prefer to forget. From the South Pacific to New York City, pandemic restrictions on open air gatherings saw people turning to…

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Beenie Man charged with breaching COVID rules after St Bess party

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Dancehall artiste ‘Beenie Man’ has been charged with breaches of the Disaster Risk Management and Noise Abatement acts. Beenie Man, 47, whose given name is Moses Davis is alleged to have hosted a prohibited event on Sunday,…

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New Year’s Eve tragedy as six-year-old boy drowns in Clarendon

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It has been a sombre start to the new year for one Clarendon family whose six-year-old child drowned during a trip to a river yesterday. Little Masko-Dine Foster of Lampard district in Frankfield was playing with a group of boys in the Rio…

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One more COVID death, 88 new infections

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Jamaica on New Year’s Eve recorded one COVID death, increasing the tally to 303. Two other deaths are under investigation. Meanwhile, there were 88 new infections pushing the total to 12,915. At the same time, another 149 patients have…

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