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Petrides falters in fourth against Jamaica, 34-14
Jamaica pulled away from Petrides with 22 fourth-quarter points on the way to a 34-14 PSAL win Saturday afternoon. Despite playing without their top three running backs, the Panthers took a 14-12 lead into the fourth quarter. Marquis Pickering, Malik ... [...]
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Jihad on Jamaica Ave.
Thompson attacked four rookie cops on Jamaica Avenue in Queens on Thursday before the officers shot and killed him. One of them, Officer Kenneth Healey, remains hospitalized with a severe wound to the back of his head. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton ... [...]
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A revolution in thinking needed to solve Jamaica's problems — Holness
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader Andrew Holness believes that there is hope for Jamaica's growth and development but insists there needs to be a revolution in thinking and approach to finding solutions to problems facing the nation. Holness was ... [...]
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Chikungunya virus rife in Jamaica
Over the past several weeks, 16 cases of the 22 imported chikungunya cases in the Cayman Islands originated in Jamaica, where the mosquito-borne virus is rampant, according to residents. According to the Caribbean Public Health Agency's latest report, ... [...]
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Jamaica, Queens, standoff with hatchet-wielding man ends with 2 officers injured
The officers shot and killed the attacker in the Jamaica area of Queens at about 2:10 p.m., police said. The entire attack lasted about seven seconds, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Friday. Officer Kenneth Healey, who suffered from a serious head ... [...]
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Fuel price reduction now being passed on – JGRA
The Jamaica Gasoline Retailers Association (JGRA) has confirmed that all local petroleum marketing companies have now started to pass on the decrease in fuel prices to customers. Last week the JGRA complained that some of  the companies were withholding the price changes, despite... [...]
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GUNMEN SHOOT EIGHT LAST NIGHT. Three dead, five injured in drive-by shooting
Eight persons were shot, three fatally, following a drive-by shooting on Jarrett Lane in Mountain View, St Andrew, last night, in what residents believe is due to gang warfare. [...]
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ONLINE POLL RESULTS: 8 out of ten says Govt’s handling of Chik-V inadequate
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Eight out of every ten respondent in the OBSERVER ONLINE poll has given the government a failing grade on its handling of the chikungunya outbreak in Jamaica. [...]
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Snowplough in Total crash reversed into jet's path — probe
PARIS, France (AFP) -- A French investigator who went to Moscow to probe the plane crash that killed Total's chief executive said Friday the snowplough that caused the accident crossed the runway and then mysteriously reversed back into the jet's path. [...]
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Two shot dead in Spanish Town
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two men were killed in separate shooting incidents in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Thursday. [...]
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Jamaican gov't performing miracle with economy says IMF
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Min Zhu, says Jamaica's achievements so far under the stand-by agreement with the Fund can only be described as miraculous. Addressing students at the ... [...]
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Point-of-view shows Jamaican locals make extreme dive at Negril, Jamaica
For this is where daredevil divers take to shanty wooden boards and dive some 100ft into the narrow pools of sea-water. Rick's Cafe is a famous site where you can watch the skilled locals, as well as tourists, take their respective leaps of faith ... [...]
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Police Fatally Shoot Hatchet-Wielding Attacker in Jamaica, Sources Say
The chaotic scene unfolded about 2 p.m. when a freelance photographer approached two officers assigned to foot patrol with the 103 Precinct and asked to take their picture on Jamaica Avenue near 162nd Street, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said during ... [...]
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Human Rights Watch: LGBT Jamaicans are targets of violence
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Jamaica face "intolerable levels of violence and cannot rely on the police" for protection, Human Rights Watch said. In a report, the rights group also documented cases of LGBT Jamaicans being ... [...]
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