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She was our star – March Pen crash victim was first in family to attend university

Usually it would take Abigale Rowe approximately five minutes to walk from the bus stop in Spanish Town to her home along March Pen Road, St Catherine. So when she told her mother, Carol Thompson, that she had just got out of a vehicle, the expectant mom sat waiting to …

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Popular Jamaican Comedian Paul O Beale AKA Mass Big Pants is dead

Playwright Paul O. Beale died late Friday of what is suspected to be a heart attack.  Reports from close friends and family are that the popular playwright collapsed while at his home and was rushed to the University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. “We left rehearsal a bit early because one of …

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‘Mi Wi Kill Yuh In Yah’… Pembroke Hall Teacher Under Probe After Threatening Student

The administration at the Pembroke Hall High School in St Andrew has launched a high-level probe into an incident in which a teacher threatened a child with violence yesterday. The incident was captured on video and is being circulated through social media. “Mi wi kill you in yah bwoy,” the teacher …

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Teacher Perishes In St Elizabeth Crash – Frome Technical And Maroon Town Mourn

Frome Technical High School in Westmoreland and the Maroon Town community of St James were both plunged into mourning on Tuesday following the tragic death of a teacher in a St Elizabeth automobile crash. Dead is 32-year-old Wyarth Vaughn Wilkins, of Vaughansfield district, who was employed at Frome Technical High as an auto mechanic and industrial arts teacher. Wilkins’ …

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Industry players hopeful Koffee nabs Grammy nomination

Since her song Toast broke on to the music scene late last year, young reggae sensation Mikayla ‘Koffee’ Simpson has taken the world by storm. Earlier this year the 19-year-old was invited to be the opening act for R & B singer Daniel Caesar, and just last week it was announced that …

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My mother checks my underwear despite I am 18

Dear Jamaica, I am 18 years old and I am having a problem. My mother has two girl children. I am the younger of the two. When my sister was 16 years old, she got pregnant. My mother said that she couldn’t stay here with us, so after she had …

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Ministry reiterates it will cover funeral costs for Clan Carthy student

The education ministry yesterday reiterated that it will cover funeral costs of Clan Carthy Primary student Benjamin Bair who died in a freak accident at the school late last month. “The ministry has asked the family for invoices from the funeral home with which they have made plans so that …

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Trench Town hero donates to dead boy’s mom

SINCE he first came into the spotlight in 2017 for having risked his own life to save a youngster from the raging flood waters in a gully, Tremayne Brown has been focused on making an even greater impact in his community and the wider Jamaica. The 26-year-old resurfaced on the …

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8-year-old Jamaican boy battles stage four Cancer

Raje’s future isn’t looking all that bright after a series of prolonged medical examination revealed he has Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells or lymphocytes. Raje, who is a student at the Old Harbour-based Marlie Mount Primary and Infant School, was diagnosed with stage two of the …

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Social-media sensation Ivany released from hospital

Internet sensation Ivany Wright has been released from the Kingston Public Hospital  (KPH) after she was shot and injured along Waterloo Road in St Andrew on Thursday night. The 21-year-old was reportedly on her way to purchase food with a friend when a car drove up and one of the …

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