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Laughter erupted in court on Friday when it was revealed that a man attacked the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) leaving a glass broken.The court heard that Hassany Williams kicked and hit the machine after he attempted to withdraw money from it, which was not forthcoming.The prosecutor told the court that Williams was seen by a security guard damaging the machine.

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A Corporate Area teacher accused of injuring a student had his bail extended when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday.The court was told that the teacher used a piece of stick to hit the student in her face.When the matter was called up, Parish Judge Vaughn Smith asked the complainant's mother if she was minded to try mediation.

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A driving instructor accused of squeezing his student's neck after she disobeyed his instruction is to return to court on March 12.Robert Nayou pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday.The court heard that the complainant was driving when she saw a motor vehicle coming towards her and stopped.

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President and CEO of the Victoria Mutual Group Courtney Campbell (left) along with chairman of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee Rt Rev Stanley Clarke (second left), present Sylvestina Reid, Principal of the Randolf Lopez School of Hope (right), with a donation valued at $450,000, which represents contributions made at the 2018 staging of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast held in January. Looking on are students Tricial-Lee Nelson (head girl) and Kwesi Lowe. The...

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Principal of Kingston College Dave Myrie (right) poses with (from left) Randy Scot of Randy's Renovation Carpentry Inc, Audley Hewett of H&M Health Services Inc, and Bishop Dr Lennox Walker, after Dr Walker, a KC Old Boy who is based in Canada, presented a donation of $1 million to Kingston College, along with two laptop computers for students at the school on Wednesday. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

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MUMBAI, India (AFP) — Indian surgeons who removed a massive brain tumour in a marathon seven-hour procedure said last Thursday it could be the heaviest ever recorded.Santlal Pal, a 31-year-old shopkeeper, had been carrying around a tumour weighing nearly two kilos before the surgery on February 14.

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AFP) — The folds of flesh on Juan Pedro Franco's back sway heavily as he cranks the pedals of a modified bicycle with his arms, exercising to boost his already jaw-dropping weight-loss total of 250 kilos (550 pounds).Franco, who comes from northern Mexico, used to be the world's fattest man.Guinness World Records certified the title after he weighed in at 595 kilos (1,310 pounds) in October 2016.

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MYRTLE Henry, the first woman accountant to be appointed at Scotiabank Jamaica in the 1960s, celebrated her 100th birthday recently at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St Andrew.Henry, who was born on February 11, 1918 and hails from the small community of Spalding in Clarendon, told the Jamaica Observer that she felt “extremely special” to be celebrating the milestone.

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NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Thousands of poor women in India's Tamil Nadu state have been offered free cosmetic breast surgery, including implants, its health minister said last Friday, because “poor people also have a right to look beautiful”.

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WE asked our subscribers as well as Jamaica to say no to sugar for the month of February. How did you do?If we could use the 12 Months 24 Dares subscribers (dare-ees) as a representative sample, the answer would be: “It was very difficult!”

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RESEARCHERS at The University of the West Indies (UWI) are working assiduously to gather information to educate Jamaicans about the risks of treatments that involve too much exposure to radiation.The medical use of radiation is known for being the largest, man-made contribution to the overall annual radiation dose of humans receive.

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THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is imploring Jamaicans to be vigilant about their heart health and aware of the indicators that may point to the development or existence of cardiac conditions.Speaking with JIS News, cardiologist at the HFJ, Dr Rohan Wilks, says it is important that individuals know their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels as these numbers are critical in determining their risk for heart disease.

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A reliable way to identify an authentic signature is to be present at the signing. My column could end here but, as you know, more is required.

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MORE patients are now turning to health centres for medical attention. In fact, according to Sancia Templer, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, there has been a 41 per cent increase in the number of patients attending health centres across the island, with an approximate 20 per cent of these visits occurring as a result of the extended opening hours at these facilities.

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RETIREES have rallied strongly in support of a call to sign up as volunteers of the J Wray and Nephew Foundation (JWNF).More than 60 were feted at a Pensioners' Luncheon hosted by the JWNF at Knutsford Court Hotel last week.

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“I never promised God retirement,” says Pastor Derek Bignall, the longest-serving worker of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica. He was recognised for 51 years of dedicated service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica up to 2016, during the 'Year of the Adventist Worker' Recognition and Awards Ceremony for 2017 held recently at Northern Caribbean University (NCU).

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A local engineer with more than 40 years' experience says he's convinced that the offensive odour problem plaguing Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) is emanating from the sewage system serving the facility and is offering to help correct it at no cost to the Government.

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RUNAWAY BAY, St Ann — Jamaica's Acting Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, has said that a reform of all courts is needed if there is to be timely delivery of a high standard of justice for all. Justice Sykes, who was speaking at a case flow management workshop for court staff from across Jamaica at Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort and Spa yesterday, said there has to be “a whole new way of doing things”.

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AFP) — Four years ago, Russia's Yulia Lipnitskaya had the world at her 15-year-old feet, before the ground crumbled beneath them.The figure skater had emerged as one of the golden athletes of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, enchanting her audience to win the team title — and a very public bear hug from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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WHEN France Nooks was stabbed in his heart two weeks ago he thought that he would have survived the attack. He was exhausted from making his way to the nearby Andrews Memorial Hospital, but not to the point where he could not explain his condition or describe his attacker before succumbing to his injury.

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Former Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) President and Chairman Noel Hylton died yesterday afternoon at the University Hospital of the West Indies Intensive Care Unit after a long illness. He was 86.

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IF you or anyone you know had a problem keeping their weight down, then you are aware of eating issues, but probably do not understand the desires and feelings to eat. So, what are comfort, social and binge eating, and how does one handle them?Comfort eating or emotional eating

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The imbroglio over the terms of the initial appointment of Justice Brian Sykes appears, happily, to be abating. It is widely accepted that the prime minister made a good choice in Justice Sykes who, we are told, will be confirmed “in short order”. The sooner, the better.

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In the 25 years that he emigrated from Jamaica to the United States, Dwight Campbell doesn't believe that there's been an improvement in race relations.Campbell, who once aspired to become a psychologist, worked as a camera assistant on the box office hit Black Panther.

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Friends , I cyaan believe we almost done two months in 2018 already. And today is the second (2) anniversary of the 32-31 election when the elderly lady (36) lost to the youngster (11).Then a see the elderly man (13) running up and down and making a lot of noise, but mi a wonder if people listening to him. Mi think dem need a younger voice and new vision. The same 1970s and 80s politicians dem dun.

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Outgoing president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU), the Reverend Dr Devon Dick, has again decried the high levels of lawlessness and social disorder in the island.According to Dick, there is rank incivility among Jamaicans that includes rudeness...

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The violence in August Town, St Andrew, has left students at the University of the West Indies Mona campus and the University of Technology in fear, even though they know they are not the targets of the criminals.In Mandeville, Manchester, students...

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United States Baptist minister Steven Anderson has blasted Jamaican male preachers for allowing women to move into leadership positions in some local churches.The Reverend Karen Kirlew will be sworn in as the president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (...

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As The Gleaner recognises Peter Espeut's 25 years as columnist with this publication, today, we continue a special series of articles from the natural resource manager and rural development scientist.The coast fronts the sea, but the coastal zone is...

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Minister of Science, Technology and Energy Andrew Wheatley has said that he would hold talks with his Venezuelan counterpart in the first week of March regarding proposals by the Jamaican Government to repurchase the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam,...

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ST ANN'S BAY, St Ann:After being rebuilt following destruction by fire in the late 19th century, the Methodist Church in Jamaica has again committed to rebuilding the St Ann's Bay Church, which was gutted by fire on Tuesday morning.The building and...

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Contractor General Dirk Harrison has called for a detailed review of the application of Involution Limited, the South African company that bought the controlling interests of Caricel Jamaica.Addressing the bi-weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of...

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The Government is moving to position the country's state-owned oil refinery as one of the most modern facilities of its kind in the region, declared Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who said that Petrojam Limited would be upgraded to supply the energy...

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The zone of special operations (ZOSO) did not put a damper on Jamaica Day activities in schools in Denham Town, Kingston, yesterday. In fact, principals believe that the presence of the security forces enhanced safety and order at the institutions....

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It was as if Christmas was in the air in August Town, St Andrew, when residents returned home on Wednesday night to see street lights, which had either been shot out by gunmen or had just gone bad. The lights once again shone brightly after the...

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Snow Hill, Portland:An unbearable stench, which is further compounded by rat infestation, is causing havoc in the lives of two returning residents who are forced to endure the illegal dumping of garbage near their house in the community of Snow Hill...

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Acting Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake has said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force was in the process of creating an anti-crime plan but that such an initiative would not work if the country's social ills are not addressed."We are currently...