Richmond bridge woes linger as collapse widens

Gleaner on January 27th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

The gaping hole in the bridge that connects the major communities of Richmond and Highgate in St Mary has more than doubled in size since its collapse eight months ago. Residents have renewed desperate pleas for the structure to be repaired, even…

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Homeless horror - Streets filled with trembling as four chopped to death in Kingston

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

The cold, haunting streets of Kingston were frozen with fear on Monday night as the capital’s nomads snuggled in corners or retreated to shelters in the aftermath of the grisly murders of four homeless men and the wounding of two others. The…

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Principal: Suicidal kids falling beneath radar

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

Children under the weight of suicidal ideation are at greater risk of going unnoticed because teachers are less able to identify adverse behavioural change in online classes. That observation comes in the wake of the hanging of Ackeem Williams, a…

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High-priced COVID tests - Ministry baulks at gougers as travellers charged up to US$300

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

Health facilities have been partnering with hotels to offer PCR tests for as much as US$300 (J$43,000) following requests from some of Jamaica’s main international travel partners for a negative COVID-19 test from travellers. A negative PCR test…

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Six shot as residents party near ZOSO base

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

Six persons were shot in Denham Town, Kingston, on Sunday night as men travelling on a motorcycle opened fire at patrons at a party being held in contravention of the Disaster Risk Management Act. According to police reports, a party was in session…

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Manchester, Clarendon, St Bess hospitals running out of space

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Nine-nights, wakes and a general disregard of protocols are being blamed for the uptick in the COVID-19 cases in Manchester, leading to tighter curfew hours being instituted yesterday as its public hospitals come under increasing…

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Mandeville mayor: People took COVID warning lightly

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

With tighter curfew measures announced for Manchester, which is currently seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases, Mandeville Mayor Donovan Mitchell feels vindicated after he was ridiculed when he warned that continued blatant disregard for protocols…

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Despite danger, some homeless ditch shelters for streets

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

The attack of six homeless persons as they slept on the streets of the Corporate Area on Sunday night, leaving at least four dead, has triggered condemnation as the police try to determine who was responsible for the fatal assault. The men were…

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Brown Burke finds COVID indemnity waivers in schools shocking

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition Spokesperson on Education and Training Dr Angela Brown Burke has expressed surprise at a Sunday Gleaner report that some schools have been asking parents and guardians to sign COVID-19 indemnity waivers without the knowledge of the…

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Epsom sees no reason for not returning to classroom

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

With not much improvement since the new academic year began last October, residents of Epsom in St Mary are still calling for the two schools in the rural district to be reopened for face-to-face classes. Epsom Primary School is a multi-grade…

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