Shaunti Reid of Ulster Spring Primary wins Trelawny leg of Gleaner Spelling Bee

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Shaunti Reid of Ulster Spring Primary is the 2016 Spelling Bee champion for Trelawny. Shaunti defeated a field of 16 competitors to lift the Gleaner Trophy. Shaunti’s winning word was the relatively simple: E-F-F-E-C-T-I-V-E-L-Y. The 10-year old will represent Trelawny against the other parishes in the grand final in Kingston. From The Gleaner: Shaunti was...

Matthew is now a hurricane, headed for Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas

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Tropical Storm Matthew is now Hurricane Matthew. The weather system now has winds of 75 mph, surpassing the 74 mph threshold that seperates a hurricane from a storm. This was reported on our storm tracker page about 4 hours ago. You can keep up-to-date with Hurricane Matthew by visiting our storm tracker page. From UPI...

Jamaica’s Security Minister Announces Medium-Term Measures to Fight Crime

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National Security Minister Robert Montague has announced several medium term measures aimed at taming the rising crime monster in Jamaica. This is coming on the heels of a sharp rise in murders in St. James. The parish saw its 200th murder of the year this week and is resposible for 21% of the murders committed...

Jamaica National and Usain Bolt Foundation Heroes in Action Run on October 16, 2016 in Falmouth

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The second staging of the Jamaica National Foundation Heroes in Action Run, will take place in Falmouth, Trelawny on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Venue will be the at the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port in Trelawny. The inaugural staging of the event took place last year’s Heroes weekend.   #teamJN + @UsainBoltF and #ChildDevelopment Agency at launch of #HeroesInActionRun...

Science Reveals You Have Been Charging Your Phone Wrong All Your Life. Here’s The Right Way

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Don’t you hate when you run out of your smartphone battery at the most critical moments? Traditionally, the smartphones battery life leaves a lot to be desired. While you may blame the excessive number of apps running in the background for fast battery drain, the problem might actually be lying elsewhere. A scientific study has...

7 Ways You Never Knew You Could Get Rid of Ants

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With the weather becoming warmer and warmer, we all become eager to go outside. But, while we want to go outside, something else is trying to come inside. We are referring to ants, of course. Yes, we know that you have tried numerous different ways to eliminate these pesky invaders, but sometimes, it seems to...

WELT: The Smart Belt From Samsung Lands On Kickstarter

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Samsung revealed its health-tracking smart belt at the CES in January 2016. The smart Welt by the Samsung spinoff company, the Welt Corporation, has now launched its Kickstarter campaign. You can get a wellness belt to keep a tab on your eating habits, tracking your waistline, step counts, and the time you spend sitting. Advertisement...

Tropical Storm Matthew expected to develop into hurricane and hit Jamaica by Monday

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  Tropical Storm Matthew, the 13th named storm of this hurricane season, is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Friday, and make landfall in Jamaica by Monday. Matthew is currently on a westerly path, but is projected to take a sharp northerly turn towards the south east of Jamaica. MIAMI, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Tropical Storm...

Visually Impaired Paralympians Ran The 1500-Meter Final Faster Than Anyone At The Rio Olympics

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The men’s division of the 1500-meter final at the Paralympic Games last Sunday made a killing with their race times. The race held at Rio’s Olympic Stadium was for athletes with visual impairment.  The racers and their pace was set so fast that the fourth place time of 3:49:59 would have been enough to win...

Trelawny Police arrest 3 in gun, drug bust

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The Trelawny police have arrested 3 persons and seized a Glock 40 pistol along with compressed ganja in a raid in Wiltshire, Trelawny yesterday. From: The Jamaica Observer TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The police reportedly seized a firearm during a drug bust and arrested three people in Wiltshire district, Trelawny on Tuesday. Reports are that between...