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Syrian opposition: Dozens killed, wounded in Russian strikes

Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens Sunday in a northwestern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes struck the town of Ariha killing at least 18 …

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Young farmers to get more land

Young farmers will have access to more lands as Government continues to expand its Agro-Parks Programme. An additional 10,000 acres of land is to be provided under the Agro-Parks Programme, over the next five years, and the Ministry intends to take affirmative action to ensure that young farmers receive an …

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The stark reality of motorcycle fatalities in Jamaica

With the advent of sharply increased motorbike sales over recent years, and a tendency among many of the riders not to wear protective gear, especially helmets, there has been a noticeable increase in fatalities among bike riders since 2008. Data from the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of …

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Taxi and Bus operators welcome move by Transport Authority

An announcement by the Transport Authority, that it will reopen a number of rural bus and taxi routes as well as allow cars over 10 years old to operate as public passenger vehicles, has been welcomed by a lobby group for transport operators. Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS), in …

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Woman charged with child cruelty pleads guilty

Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller recently warned Jamaicans that “cruelty to our children will not be tolerated and look out we are coming for you!”. A woman fell under the baleful eye of the law when she appeared recently in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate Court charged with cruelty to a …

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Experimental Cancer Research Can Save Jamaican Lives

Researchers claim they have found a new method to battle cancer. This new method seems to have promising prospects for Jamaicans battling cancer. The researchers have found a way to infect tumours with other viruses that may cause the immune system to eradicate tumour cells anywhere in the body. New …

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Saudi Arabia to behead more than 50 people convicted of terrorism

Saudi Arabia is planning to execute dozens of people who have been convicted of “terrorist crimes” in the country. They are thought to include Shia who took part in anti-government protests. One newspaper in Saudi Arabia reported that those facing execution in the coming days included “al-Qaeda terrorists” and people …

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