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Actor known as Mini-Me has died

Verne Troyer, the American actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the 'Austin Powers' movie franchise and one of the shortest men in the world, has died.He was 49 years old.News of Troyer's death was posted to his Instagram account a short time ago...
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Stop interfering in police operations, JCF warns citizens

The leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is again raising concerns about what it says is the frequency with which members of the public continue to interfere in police operations, especially in cases where an arrest is being made in a...
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Jeep jeopardy - Soldiers, civilians at risk as JDF deploys vehicles without basic safety features

Scores of members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are putting their lives at risk each day by driving around in Jeeps without some of the basic safety features for motor vehicles.But the army says that its members are trained to deal with the...
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Despair in Denham Town - ZOSO peace dream becomes bloody nightmare for residents after police and soldiers pull out

The announcement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on October 17 last year that Denham Town had been declared the island's second zone of special operations (ZOSO) was welcomed by the residents, who dreamt of a peaceful future after months of...
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Cornwall concerns - Politicians squabble while health - professionals stress over 'sick' hospital

Western Bureau:While nurses, doctors, patients, and other stakeholders who have been exposed to noxious fumes at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, continue to agonise about the possible long-term effect of their exposure to...
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Running into danger! - Many children learn painful lessons when the y run away from home

Tanya Baker* thought it was a good idea to run away from home following a verbal spat with her mother last February. But the 13-year-old's decision led to her being abducted and raped multiple times by the three men who held her captive for two...
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'We can host 2026 C'wealth Games'

Former Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Mike Fennell says that Jamaica can host the Commonwealth Games as early as 2026.Fennell, who was recently tasked by Minister of Sports Olivia Grange to chair a bidding committee to get Jamaica to...
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No Quad Series trophy for Sunshine Girls

President of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Dr Paula Daley-Morris says that her association is very disappointed that hosts Netball New Zealand decided not to hand over the Quad Series trophy to the Sunshine Girls after the recent tournament.The Sunshine...
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Online motor insurance portal coming soon

The Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ) is currently undertaking the final phase of testing an insured vehicle information system (IVIS), which will allow motorists and other persons involved in accidents to determine whether or not those...
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Master of yoga, education and island-girl music

"How do I get it all done? No skylarking! Just get it done."To understand Sezi is to know that she does everything she wants to do. With a music career that seems to have stopped and restarted, singer-songwriter Sarah Silvera has always been on the...
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'Black Cinderella' - created from poem

By 1972, singer Errol Dunkley had established a track record of turning out popular songs. Movie Star (remade by Wayne Wonder and Buju Banton in the early 1990s) had hit the year before, and You'll Never Know had started the decade strongly for...
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Immunity debate misses the point

There has been much commentary surrounding the issuance of a so-called certificate of immunity as it affects the criminal case arising from the killing of Keith Clarke. Much of the discourse is based on untruths, inaccuracies, and downright...
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Dismantle superministry, concentrate on crime

In the latest survey on people's attitude to democracy and governance in the Americas coordinated by Vanderbilt University, 12.4 per cent of Jamaicans told researchers that they felt unsafe in their neighbourhoods.In the context of the island's...
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Letter of the Day | Water security Jamaica’s No. 1 priority

THE EDITOR, Sir:There are several priorities for the survival, growth and development of our beloved country, Jamaica. My opinion is that water security is priority No. 1.According to the World Bank, approximately 1.6 billion people live in...
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Excellent service at St Ann's Bay Hospital

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter of heartfelt gratitude and deep appreciation to the nurses and doctors in the Accident and Emergency Department of the St Ann's Bay Hospital.I had a terrible accident on Wednesday, April 18, and was rushed to...
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'First lady of the greatest generation'

HOUSTON (AP):Barbara Bush was the "first lady of the greatest generation".Historian Jon Meacham bestowed the title on Barbara Bush while speaking to former presidents, ambassadors, and hundreds of other mourners inside the nation's largest Episcopal...
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DÌaz-Canel receives Maduro in first - act as president

HAVANA (AP):Cuban President Miguel DÌaz-Canel has received his Venezuelan counterpart Nicol·s Maduro in his first official act as the country's leader.Maduro is the first president to visit DÌaz-Canel since last week when he was selected by outgoing...
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