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Veteran foster parents would do it again and again

When newly married Mary Samuels and her husband, Winston, found out they could not have children of their own, the couple opted to become foster parents – a decision they would make again 56 years later if they are given the opportunity. Mary...
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Veteran foster parents would do it again and again

When newly married Mary Samuels and her husband, Winston, found out they could not have children of their own, the couple opted to become foster parents – a decision they would make again 56 years later if they are given the opportunity. Mary...

Bull Bay quarries reopen

Work has resumed at Caribbean Cement Company quarries in the hills of Bull Bay, even as a major police-military operation in the St Andrew East Rural constituency has failed to nab anyone involved in at least five murders in the community since...
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Bull Bay quarries reopen

Work has resumed at Caribbean Cement Company quarries in the hills of Bull Bay, even as a major police-military operation in the St Andrew East Rural constituency has failed to nab anyone involved in at least five murders in the community since...

Editors' Forum | Women still want a ring, study shows

Despite cohabiting in decades-long, satisfying relationships, most women are still hoping to get a marriage proposal from their spouses and sealing the deal with a wedding ring, research from the mid-island Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has...
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Editors' Forum | Women still want a ring, study shows

Despite cohabiting in decades-long, satisfying relationships, most women are still hoping to get a marriage proposal from their spouses and sealing the deal with a wedding ring, research from the mid-island Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has...

‘No more holdouts’

Triumphal in his declaration that all resistance to the Government’s expansive road-widening projects in the Corporate Area has folded, works czar E.G. Hunter is bullish that property values will surge so high as to justify the $1.6-billion...
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‘No more holdouts’

Triumphal in his declaration that all resistance to the Government’s expansive road-widening projects in the Corporate Area has folded, works czar E.G. Hunter is bullish that property values will surge so high as to justify the $1.6-billion...

Ready, set for largest ever Sagicor SIGMA 5K run Sunday

Organisers of the 21st staging of the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run say all is in place for the Caribbean’s largest road race which culminates in New Kingston on Sunday morning.
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Ready, set for largest ever Sagicor SIGMA 5K run Sunday

Organisers of the 21st staging of the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run say all is in place for the Caribbean’s largest road race which culminates in New Kingston on Sunday morning.

Eight arrested in probe of Brazil dam disaster

Eight employees, including executives, of Brazilian mining giant Vale have been arrested as part of the criminal investigation into the collapse of a dam last month. At least 116 people were killed and 147 are still missing after the collapse of...
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Eight arrested in probe of Brazil dam disaster

Eight employees, including executives, of Brazilian mining giant Vale have been arrested as part of the criminal investigation into the collapse of a dam last month. At least 116 people were killed and 147 are still missing after the collapse of...

Nigeria postpones national elections at the last minute

Nigeria has delayed its presidential and parliamentary elections for a week in a dramatic late-night move. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the announcement five hours before the polls were due to open today. "...
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Nigeria postpones national elections at the last minute

Nigeria has delayed its presidential and parliamentary elections for a week in a dramatic late-night move. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the announcement five hours before the polls were due to open today. "...

Another US mass shooting...five killed by man about to be fired

Police in the state of Illinois, in the United States (US) say a man who was about to be dismissed from his job went on a deadly rampage at his workplace yesterday killing five people and injuring several others. The latest mass shooting in the US...
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Another US mass shooting...five killed by man about to be fired

Police in the state of Illinois, in the United States (US) say a man who was about to be dismissed from his job went on a deadly rampage at his workplace yesterday killing five people and injuring several others. The latest mass shooting in the US...

Two killed in Holland Bamboo crash

A man and a woman were killed in a horrific crash in Holland Bamboo, St Elizabeth this morning. The police Corporate Communications Unit says their names have not yet been ascertained. Investigators at the scene believe speeding was a factor. Since...
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Two killed in Holland Bamboo crash

A man and a woman were killed in a horrific crash in Holland Bamboo, St Elizabeth this morning. The police Corporate Communications Unit says their names have not yet been ascertained. Investigators at the scene believe speeding was a factor. Since...

Drug bust in Portland

A large quantity of ganja valued at $4.7 million was seized by the police in Portland yesterday. The police say no one was arrested in connection with the seizure. The Port Antonio Police report that shortly after midday a team conducted an...
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Drug bust in Portland

A large quantity of ganja valued at $4.7 million was seized by the police in Portland yesterday. The police say no one was arrested in connection with the seizure. The Port Antonio Police report that shortly after midday a team conducted an...

Payless to close all stores in US, Puerto Rico

Payless ShoeSource, the United States-based footwear company, has announced plans to close all 2,100 stores in the US and Puerto Rico by May. USA Today reports that some stores are expected to close before April and that Payless also plans to...
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Payless to close all stores in US, Puerto Rico

Payless ShoeSource, the United States-based footwear company, has announced plans to close all 2,100 stores in the US and Puerto Rico by May. USA Today reports that some stores are expected to close before April and that Payless also plans to...

Judas kiss: Dealing with betrayal in church

“Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes They don’t tell the truth.” Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes...
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Judas kiss: Dealing with betrayal in church

“Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes They don’t tell the truth.” Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes...

Surgeon urges bikers to wear lower-level protective gear

Orthopaedic surgeon at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Dr Cary Fletcher, is highlighting the need for motorbike riders and pillion passengers to wear lower-limb protective gear.
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Surgeon urges bikers to wear lower-level protective gear

Orthopaedic surgeon at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Dr Cary Fletcher, is highlighting the need for motorbike riders and pillion passengers to wear lower-limb protective gear.

Special-needs children get assistance

Eighty special-needs children have been given equipment to deal with their circumstance by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in partnership with the World Bank and the Japanese Embassy.
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Special-needs children get assistance

Eighty special-needs children have been given equipment to deal with their circumstance by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in partnership with the World Bank and the Japanese Embassy.

Are you the right one?

“Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, for they will turn your children away from following Me to serve other gods, and the Lord’s anger will burn against you and...
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Are you the right one?

“Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, for they will turn your children away from following Me to serve other gods, and the Lord’s anger will burn against you and...

Country’s unchurched people a big problem – Cowan

Despite the fact that Jamaica has the most religious institutions per square mile in the world, with over 1,600 churches across the island, ordained gospel minister Tommy Cowan believes that one of the country’s biggest problems has to do...
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Country’s unchurched people a big problem – Cowan

Despite the fact that Jamaica has the most religious institutions per square mile in the world, with over 1,600 churches across the island, ordained gospel minister Tommy Cowan believes that one of the country’s biggest problems has to do...

Teen affirms her commitment to God

Abigail Doeman made a commitment to God some 13 years ago that she would follow Him – a pledge that the now 18-year-old told Family & Religion she has never once regretted. “One day, when I was five years old, I was sitting with my...
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Teen affirms her commitment to God

Abigail Doeman made a commitment to God some 13 years ago that she would follow Him – a pledge that the now 18-year-old told Family & Religion she has never once regretted. “One day, when I was five years old, I was sitting with my...

JCF warns public against posting misleading information on social media

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is renewing its appeal for persons to use social media responsibly and in keeping with the provisions of the law. In a statement today, the JCF said the police have been increasingly receiving...
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JCF warns public against posting misleading information on social media

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is renewing its appeal for persons to use social media responsibly and in keeping with the provisions of the law. In a statement today, the JCF said the police have been increasingly receiving...

Alleged customs conman arrested

The Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is reporting that detectives have arrested a male suspect in relation to a customs scam. The police say the male allegedly posed as a Jamaica Customs employee and collected sums...
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Alleged customs conman arrested

The Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is reporting that detectives have arrested a male suspect in relation to a customs scam. The police say the male allegedly posed as a Jamaica Customs employee and collected sums...

Woman beheaded in Trelawny, suspect in custody

Assistant Commissioner of Police Jermaine Delattibudiere, the officer in charge of crime for Trelawny, says a suspect is in custody in relation to the beheading of a woman in Clarke’s Town. The nude body of 59-year-old Valerie ‘Ms P...
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Woman beheaded in Trelawny, suspect in custody

Assistant Commissioner of Police Jermaine Delattibudiere, the officer in charge of crime for Trelawny, says a suspect is in custody in relation to the beheading of a woman in Clarke’s Town. The nude body of 59-year-old Valerie ‘Ms P...

Men involved in police chase in Manchester charged

Two of three men who attempted to elude the police on Old Melrose Road in Mandeville, Manchester on Wednesday have been charged. Twenty-nine-year-old Ovid McKenzie of Evans Street, Clarendon, who was the driver of the motorcar, is charged with...
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Men involved in police chase in Manchester charged

Two of three men who attempted to elude the police on Old Melrose Road in Mandeville, Manchester on Wednesday have been charged. Twenty-nine-year-old Ovid McKenzie of Evans Street, Clarendon, who was the driver of the motorcar, is charged with...

Man believed to be of unsound mind dies in Clarendon house fire

The Spaulding Police are probing the circumstances which led to the death of a man whose body was found inside a house following cooling down operations in Bloomwell district, Clarendon on Wednesday. He was identified as 21-year-old Cilvinos Hannam...
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Man believed to be of unsound mind dies in Clarendon house fire

The Spaulding Police are probing the circumstances which led to the death of a man whose body was found inside a house following cooling down operations in Bloomwell district, Clarendon on Wednesday. He was identified as 21-year-old Cilvinos Hannam...

Three theatres out of service at Falmouth Hospital

The Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny is currently functioning with just three of its six operating theatres as the others have been decommissioned to facilitate repairs...
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Three theatres out of service at Falmouth Hospital

The Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny is currently functioning with just three of its six operating theatres as the others have been decommissioned to facilitate repairs...

Hopewell under police ‘lockdown’

The eastern Hanover district of Hopwell, which has had two murders and several cases of shootings since the start of the year, is now under a police ‘lockdown’ as the security forces intensify their push to displace marauding criminals and restore order.
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Hopewell under police ‘lockdown’

The eastern Hanover district of Hopwell, which has had two murders and several cases of shootings since the start of the year, is now under a police ‘lockdown’ as the security forces intensify their push to displace marauding criminals and restore order...

MoBay Chamber boss bats for UTech mentorship programme

The University of Technology’s (UTech) western Jamaica campus has forged an alliance with the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) to bolster the university’s student mentorship programme...
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MoBay Chamber boss bats for UTech mentorship programme

The University of Technology’s (UTech) western Jamaica campus has forged an alliance with the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) to bolster the university’s student mentorship programme...

Danielle Hall: Living with lupus – Part II

Danielle Hall, who has been living with lupus since 2011, was saddened when one of her friends died from the deadly disease. “Three years into my diagnosis, I was added to the WhatsApp group, and me and one other member had an instant...
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Danielle Hall: Living with lupus – Part II

Danielle Hall, who has been living with lupus since 2011, was saddened when one of her friends died from the deadly disease. “Three years into my diagnosis, I was added to the WhatsApp group, and me and one other member had an instant...

CRH restoration cost balloons to $3.5b

The independent oversight committee appointed by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton to oversee the ongoing restoration work at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay...
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CRH restoration cost balloons to $3.5b

The independent oversight committee appointed by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton to oversee the ongoing restoration work at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay...

Throne Speech | Regulations coming for garbage disposal sites

Jamaica is to introduce regulations to govern the kinds of material which may be disposed of at disposal sites across the island. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (Disposal of Solid Waste Facilities) Regulations will also...
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Throne Speech | Regulations coming for garbage disposal sites

Jamaica is to introduce regulations to govern the kinds of material which may be disposed of at disposal sites across the island. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (Disposal of Solid Waste Facilities) Regulations will also...

Cousins freed of murder committed 10 years ago in St Thomas

Ten years after two men were charged with murder, they gained their freedom yesterday in the St Thomas Circuit Court. They are cousins 39-year-old Lenardo Tucker and Dujon Tucker, labourers of Pound Lane, Yallahs, St Thomas who were charged...
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Cousins freed of murder committed 10 years ago in St Thomas

Ten years after two men were charged with murder, they gained their freedom yesterday in the St Thomas Circuit Court. They are cousins 39-year-old Lenardo Tucker and Dujon Tucker, labourers of Pound Lane, Yallahs, St Thomas who were charged...

Throne Speech | Changes coming for driver's licence system

Governor General Patrick Allen today delivered the Throne Speech, which outlined the Government’s plans and programmes for the upcoming financial year. Here are highlights from the speech. * This year, the Transport Authority Act will be...
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Throne Speech | Changes coming for driver's licence system

Governor General Patrick Allen today delivered the Throne Speech, which outlined the Government’s plans and programmes for the upcoming financial year. Here are highlights from the speech. * This year, the Transport Authority Act will be...

Throne Speech | Government to upgrade 'big yards'

The Government is to move to upgrade the country’s tenement housings, more commonly called ‘Big Yards’. Governor General Patrick Allen, in delivering the Throne Speech in Parliament, said this year the Government will also be...
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Throne Speech | Government to upgrade 'big yards'

The Government is to move to upgrade the country’s tenement housings, more commonly called ‘Big Yards’. Governor General Patrick Allen, in delivering the Throne Speech in Parliament, said this year the Government will also be...

Throne Speech | Enhanced Security Measures Act coming

The Government is to introduce an Enhanced Security Measures Act as part of its crime-fighting strategy. Specifics of the legislation were not disclosed. The government has indicated that it will be pursuing new security measures arising...
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Throne Speech | Enhanced Security Measures Act coming

The Government is to introduce an Enhanced Security Measures Act as part of its crime-fighting strategy. Specifics of the legislation were not disclosed. The government has indicated that it will be pursuing new security measures arising...

Road closure for opening of Parliament

The public is being advised that in order to facilitate the Ceremonial Opening of Parliament today, several roads in the corporate area will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. These include: * Duke Street between Sutton Street and North...
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Road closure for opening of Parliament

The public is being advised that in order to facilitate the Ceremonial Opening of Parliament today, several roads in the corporate area will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. These include: * Duke Street between Sutton Street and North...

Major drug bust by Narcotics Police

The Narcotics Police are reporting the seizure of 100 pounds of ganja and 53 pounds of cocaine in two separate incidents on Tuesday. The first incident occurred about 11:30 a.m., at the Norman Manley International Airport during a security...
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Major drug bust by Narcotics Police

The Narcotics Police are reporting the seizure of 100 pounds of ganja and 53 pounds of cocaine in two separate incidents on Tuesday. The first incident occurred about 11:30 a.m., at the Norman Manley International Airport during a security...

Special-needs students will be accommodated for PEP exam sitting

Provisions will be made for students with special needs during the sitting of the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP), beginning on February 26. The students will be among the first cohort at the grade six level that will be sitting the Ability Test...
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Special-needs students will be accommodated for PEP exam sitting

Provisions will be made for students with special needs during the sitting of the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP), beginning on February 26. The students will be among the first cohort at the grade six level that will be sitting the Ability Test...

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