Westwood old Girls Association (WOGA) launches GoFundMe Fundraiser Account

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The Westwood old Girls Association (WOGA) launched a GoFundMe fundraiser account ad day after a devastating fire ravaged part of the 135-year old institution. On the night of May 2, 2017, a fire struck at the all-girls boarding institution in Stewart Town, Trelawny. In the end, the kitchen & dining  room were both destroyed. WOGA is...

William Knibb students start working with US scientists to find deadly mangrove fungus

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Students of William Knibb Memorial High will this week start working with scientists at North Carolina State University in the US. The project is part of the Jamaican Awareness of Mangroves in Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) programme. The aim of the project is to search local mangroves for signs of a fungus. This fungus has been killing mangroves in the...

Body of a Falmouth man found in Martha Brae

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The body of a man was found yesterday on “River Road” in Martha Brae. He is 34-year-old Adrian Gordon, originally from Sherwood Content, but who has resided Water Lane, Market Street, Falmouth for several years. He was found with what looked like stab wounds to the chest. The police suspect that he was killed elsewehere and his body...

Prostitution problem in Falmouth – 57-year old woman among those arrested in raid

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Prostitution problem in Falmouth Development and crime seem to go hand in hand and Falmouth is no different. Real estate prices in the area are very high as the Falmouth area is sought after as both a place for business and residence. Now it seems that it is also sought after by prostitutes. Migrational prostitution...

Top 46 Ranked Schools in Academics 2017 – Trelawny’s Westwood #4, Holland High #32

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Westwood High School Ranked #4 Westwood High School, which was in the news today due to a section of their school being burnt down last night, is now the 4th ranked school in academics in Jamaica. This is according to the latest EducateJamaica.org ranking. Educate Jamaica puts out a ranking each year based on what percentage of students...

Prime Minister Holness presents National Honour to World’s Oldest Living Person

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Prime Minister presents National Honour to World’s Oldest Living Person Two weeks after officially being declared the oldest living human being, 117-year old Violet Mosse Brown of Duanvale in Trelawny has been bestowed with a national honour. The presentation was made at her home on Thursday by Prime Minister, Andrew Holness. On Wednesday, she was...

Video: 8 Jamaican alleged scammers extradited, 3000-5000 more being investigated!

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Eight alleged Jamaican scammers were extradited to the United States yesterday under heavy police guard. The group included an ex-policeman and a mother and her son. They were extradited by Parish Judge Vaughn Smith in March following a hearing in which the accused scammers sought to challenge the extradition request of the US Government. The group...

Trelawny man in custody for stealing police motorbike from Falmouth station

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Now this can either be called the heights of bravery or the heights of stupidity. A Trelawny man is now in custody for stealing a motorbike from the Falmouth Police Station. The motorbike was stolen from the Rodney Street, Falmouth station on Sunday and subsequent investigations led to the home of the accused, where the...

Pepper’s Jerk Center in Falmouth is Refurbishing and Expanding for the Future

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Peppers Jerk Center Refurbishing and Expanding for the Future Falmouth is expanding at a rapid rate and local businesses that do not expand will be left behind. With the fast growth of the town will come new requirements and if these are not met, a business cannot take advantage of the increased opportunities. Restaurant of Choice...

Jamaican born British high jumper Germaine Mason is dead

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Germaine Mason, the Jamaican born British high jumper, reportedly died in a motor vehicle accident along the Palisadoes main road in eastern Kingston this morning. The retired high jumper died at the age of 34. The Sun reports that he was riding in a motor bike convoy with friends, which included Usain Bolt, Michael Frater....