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Nine in custody after seizure of ammunition in Williamsfield, Manchester

Nine persons were taken into custody after 19 rounds of ammunition were found by police in Williamsfield, Manchester earlier today. Reports from the Williamsfield police are that a bag was found with 19 rounds of 9-mm rounds during a search of a...
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Unidentified cyclist killed in motor vehicle crash in Hanover

An unidentified man was killed in a motor vehicle crash on the Copperwood main road in Hanover this morning. Reports from the Lucea police are that about 4:20 a.m., the unidentified man was driving his motorcycle along the roadway when it crashed...
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FLA's folly! - Convicted criminals, friends of board members granted gun licences under questionable circumstances

As the probe deepens into the questionable granting of gun permits by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), there are more indications emerging that the stench of corruption has engulfed the entity for many years.Late last week, a letter allegedly...
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Abandoned bodies increase KPH woes - Hospital being forced to pay millions to private funeral homes

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is making a desperate plea for relatives of deceased persons abandoned at the facility to collect the bodies."There is a list that's going to be published in The Sunday Gleaner of persons who die who we can't find...
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Jewel Paradise Cove: a rejuvenating experience

Dignified in the face of death - Brave cops pull out all the stops but fail to save woman's life

Six policemen from the Kingston Eastern Police Division could be forever haunted by the cries of a dying 54-year-old woman, whose life they desperately tried to save during an almost two-hour toil down a treacherous hillside last Tuesday.Sonia...
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England humble WI

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP):England took 19 wickets in a day to send West Indies tumbling to a humbling defeat by an innings and 209 runs in the first Test yesterday, setting the scene for what could be a painful series for the tourists.England won...
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Let's face the facts

There's no single reason for Jamaica's modest medal take at the IAAF World Championships in London. Instead, the vectors acting against Jamaican success include untimely injury, inclement weather and unexpected reversals for two proven champions.The...
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UGLI conquers disease

One of Jamaica's least known but paradoxically popular citrus fruits appears to be weathering the greening and other diseases that have shrunk national supplies of other fresh fruit, through replanting of the orchard.For more than 80 years, the...
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FLOW Jamaica to spend $10b on service upgrades

Telecommunications provider Cable & Wireless Jamaica (C&WJ), which trades as FLOW, plans to connect more than 200 communities with improved 4G mobile and digital cable services this year...
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Charly Black attracts more international acts

The voice of reggae-dancehall recording artiste Charly Black cannot be mistaken for any other. His signature sounds and intro style contrasts well with the sultry voice of male singer-songwriter Dasu on the newly released single Turn Back Time."The...
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Prendergast embarks on all-island film tour

The big question for most film-makers is how to get it distributed. The majority of local box office sales are generated from importing primarily Hollywood films in local theatres.Last November, Lennie Little-White presented the idea of bolstering...
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Editorial | Commonwealth underlines relevance

Should anyone doubt the relevance of the Commonwealth to small countries like those of its members in the Caribbean and why Jamaica has a stake in its continued revitalisation, there was ample evidence in Kingston last week.The Commonwealth...
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Jaevion Nelson | Spare PATH beneficiaries red tape

It is rather inconsiderate that people who are on PATH (the Programme for Advancement through Health and Education) have to reapply every four years to continue receiving financial support from the Government. Failure to do so, according to the...
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Gov't mulls fate of Mugabe's wife after assault claim

JOHANNESBURG (AP):In a tit-for-tat dispute, Zimbabwe blocked flights by South Africa's government-owned airline yesterday amid tensions over allegations that Zimbabwe's first lady assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg.Zimbabwe's...
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Train derails killing at least 23

LUCKNOW, India (AP):There was widespread mourning across sections of India yesterday after six coaches of a passenger train derailed killing 23 people and injuring at least 81, officials said.Two of the coaches telescoped into each other, while four...
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Jamaican students on historic robotics feat

It was long ago in a silver screen near us when R2-D2, C-3PO, or more recently BB8, awed and mesmerised us with their ability to assist humans and other living species in galaxy light years away. These alphanumeric science fictional droids and...
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Preparing for life after school

This is a proverbial case of the last mile of a journey - it seems to be the longest, most enduring and takes the best of performances to successfully cross over the finishing line.Final year of studies at the university or college, likewise, seems...
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The Tazmanian mechanic

"Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation and a pinch ofcreativity."- Bo BennettCorey 'Taz' Walters, (nicknamed after the Tazmanian Devil cartoon character) is a man of many hats. This mechanical engineer, race car fabricator and...
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Creating a 'designated driver' culture

School is out, but Malta and the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining are keeping road users 'in the know' with tips and advice on how to stay safe this summer. Look out for this Malta ROAD SCHOLARS road safety series for more...
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Orville Taylor | Donald Trump is not the problem

One person is dead and many others injured, the result of a locally grown terrorist in the United States of America driving his motor vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters who were assembled to stand against the bigotry and white extremism.It...
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Yvonne McCalla Forbes | Ganja industry : space to grow and develop?

Ganja had an honourable history of more than 12,000 years as a cultivated crop before it was demonised in the last century.The plant migrated to the West from Asia where, for thousands of years, it was used mainly for medicinal and spiritual...
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Kamila McDonald : Moving Forward

She was full of nerves, unable to sit still. Understandable, really, as she was about to sit down for her first tell-all interview since her very public break-up with her husband. But Kamila McDonald's nerves weren't...
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My Outlook on Marriage - Happily Joint

Maxine Chang was born in August Town, St Andrew, but spent most of her childhood in Marlie Hill, Manchester, attending Holmwood Technical High School before migrating to the United States at the age of 15. Married to Ken Reyes for 20...
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