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04 Jul/2022

Beulah staff miss slain shining star Rafaella at graduation ceremony

An empty chair among young graduates at Beulah All-Age and Infant School’s graduation on Friday was a stark reminder of the brutal murder of five-year-old Rafaella Smith, one of the victims of the Cocoa Piece bloodbath that jolted the nation on...
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04 Jul/2022

Scholarship launched in honour of slain siblings

A scholarship was launched on Friday in honour of murdered Beulah All-Age and Infant School students Sharalee and Rafaella Smith. The sisters, aged 12 and five, respectively, were victims of a throat-slashing massacre on June 21 in Cocoa Piece,...
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04 Jul/2022

ICT the key to enhancing education

The coronavirus pandemic and its implications on the educational system are without a doubt one of the key areas that have demonstrated that more work needs to be done to implement more information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the...
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04 Jul/2022

Gloria Henry cops prestigious award

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay’s Gloria Henry has been named Nearshore Americas Nexus Illuminate Award – Executive of the Year 2022 for her role in sustaining the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. During her...
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04 Jul/2022

Huawei’s ‘1000 Talented Women’ scholarship open till year end

Despite the slow uptake in the initial roll-out of the ‘1000 Talented Women’ scholarship programme offered by Huawei, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico late last year, César Funes, vice-president of public affairs in...
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04 Jul/2022

Kaysia Earley – Journey from despair to glory

Florida lawyer, 40-year-old Kaysia Earley, is on the cusp of completing a compelling journey from jail to judge with the impending election to choose a judge for Broward County (17th circuit, Group 26), in Miami, Florida, on August 23. Earley,...
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04 Jul/2022

JPs asked to help with victim support

WESTERN BUREAU: ONGOING CRIMINAL activities across the island have led to an increase in the amount of victims from those attacks, with some needing professional help to get over their traumatic and sometimes harmful experiences. To this end, the...
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04 Jul/2022

No fresh updates in Gabriel King case

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James police have informed that there are no fresh updates into the killing of nine-year-old Gabriel King’s earlier this year, which sparked national outrage and prompted calls for information to aid the authorities’ probe...
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04 Jul/2022

St Catherine residents get land titles

“I feel like I’ve won the lottery,” said 45-year-old Zachariah Oakley, after receiving a registered title to the plot of land that he has been living on since birth in Church Pen, St Catherine. Oakley is among 128 residents of the parish who are...
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03 Jul/2022

Middle Quarters in St Elizabeth gets free Wi-Fi

Middle Quarters in St Elizabeth is the latest community to benefit from free, public Wi-Fi under the Universal Service Fund's (USF) Community Wi-Fi Programme. The secured hotspot will allow residents, including students, to connect to the high-...
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03 Jul/2022

JSIF providing up to $100,000 in grants to micro enterprises

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is providing grants of up to $100,000 to operators of micro enterprises in targeted communities under its Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP II). Eligible individuals must be between 18 and 30...
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03 Jul/2022

Nephew charged with murder of his 77-year-old uncle

Forty-year-old Samuel Waldo has been charged with the murder of his 77-year-old uncle, whose dismembered and burnt body was found in bushes in St Andrew. The remains of Derrick Lindsay were discovered in the community of Caveliers on Monday, June...
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03 Jul/2022

Man shot at plaza in Manchester succumbs

The man who was shot along Juici Plaza in Manchester yesterday has succumbed in hospital. He has been identified as 49-year-old Ricardo Bennett, a fisherman of Vernon Avenue, Old Harbour, St Catherine. Reports from the Mandeville Police are that...
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03 Jul/2022

Highway 2000 toll rates to go up come July 9

Motorists who use Highway 2000 will pay increased toll rates effective Saturday, July 9. At the same time, the operators will offer discounted rates for Class 1 and Class 2 t-tag customers who use the Portmore Toll plaza. It was noted that the...
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03 Jul/2022

15-year-old boy fatally shot in Manchester

A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in Turner Top district in Manchester last night. He has been identified as Vesteroy Sinclair, also known as 'Jay', who was a student at New Forest High School in the parish.  Gleaner...
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03 Jul/2022

‘A sad day for Portland’

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: An early-morning fire yesterday destroyed the old Jamaica Railway Corporation building housing the iconic Portland Art Gallery, resulting in millions in losses and a significant blow for Jamaica’s arts and culture heritage....
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03 Jul/2022

‘In CARICOM, we are in charge’

Political leaders throughout the Caribbean will come together at the 43rd regular meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of CARICOM, which gets under way in Paramaribo, Suriname, today. This comes a week after a tense Commonwealth...
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03 Jul/2022

NCU theology student dies officiating aunt’s funeral

Yasmine Peru Sunday Gleaner Writer Ministerial student Kevar Brown had just one semester left to complete his degree at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and the man of God had a bright future ahead. The ninth of 10 children, he would have been...
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03 Jul/2022

Let’s lift each other

Rev Dwight Fletcher Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) tells us “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more...
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03 Jul/2022

Roe v Wade ruling: Criminalising those with divergent views

The overturn of Roe v Wade has sent ripples across the globe. Darts have been hurled from different political camps wearing various labels. Once again we see how poor, vulnerable women suffer from the effects of political wars shrouded in religious...
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