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A man, with the help of a tractor, clears a land slippage that blocked the Mount Felix main road in St Thomas on Monday after heavy rains battered the island on the weekend.

The torrential rains that set off landslides and flooding, damaging roads and other infrastructure across several parishes, are expected to incur a repair bill of more than $1 billion. Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond...
Everald Gayle, a resident of Shooters Hill, St Andrew, recounts on Monday how weekend flooding and landslides sent mud, rocks and other debris crashing into his house, almost filling it to the ceiling.

Everald Gayle slept fretfully at his neighbour’s house on Saturday night worried that the howling wind and stinging rain would test the strength of his humble home in Shooters Hill. When he returned on Sunday evening, his fears were validated, as...

Western Bureau: Uncertainty clouds the search for missing 35-year-old businessman Andre Burnett, who was reportedly swallowed up by a large wave while swimming off the coast of St Elizabeth on Sunday, as body parts believed to be his were...

Trapped inside their houses by rising floodwaters, residents in a section of Willowdene in Spanish Town, St Catherine, have had to pool their resources to cover the $48,000 fee charged by a backhoe operator to give them some relief as water began...

Close to 60 members of one family, including more than 20 children, in Lindo’s Gap in St Andrew East Rural are battling fears that further torrential rains and swirling winds triggered by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Zeta could sweep their...

Cecil Brown got off with a slap on the wrist three years ago after he was convicted for sexual assault involving a five-year-old child. Brown, 54, was sentenced to six months in prison for grievous assault in the Clarendon Parish Court on July 14,...

Flood rains wreaked havoc on swathes of western Jamaica on the weekend, resulting in millions of dollars in damage and untold woe for residents who lament being years-long victims of the nightmarish weather. St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland were...

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Members of the business community along Villa Road in Mandeville are seeking answers from the authorities as floodwaters continue to dampen profits and months-long repairs to a faulty drainage system prove inadequate. The $...

PORUS, Manchester: Acia Wills’ heart-tugging story of juggling a single cell phone among her three children during online classes has jolted a couple into rewarding the 39-year-old mother with two tablets for her dedication. But despite the...

Although few in number because of coronavirus gathering restrictions, mourners turned out on Sunday to pay tribute to Donald Keith Duncan at his official funeral inside the University Chapel in St Andrew. Even as dark clouds hovered over the...
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