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The kindness of a 58-year-old woman meant nothing to a St Ann con artist last week, as she was fleeced of $300,000 in a bid to assist the con man, a senior citizen whom nobody expected to be invol ...

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LLOYD Bogle was shopping in Musgrave Market, Port Antonio, Portland on Friday "about 11:30 am" when he got the phone call that he was anxiously awaiting. On the other end of the line was a repr ...

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — After giving birth to three children, the 33-year-old Montegonian just couldn’t get the pleasure she once experienced during sex. The woman, who has been married ...

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Vaginal Rejuvenation
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SHANI McGraham-Shirley, co-founder of Chai Studios and pole fitness instructor, is challenging naysayers and those who still have misconceptions about pole fitness to try it. In a recent interv ...

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ALIA Atkinson rose from the disappointment of the Commonwealth Games in Scotland to pull off the stunning gold-medal win in the women’s 100-metre breaststroke at the Short Course World Champio ...

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She's wooing international pageant press watchers, second-place to the Philippines in Internet polled fan votes, and looking to shake things up and snag The Rock's first Miss Universe crown. As 2 ...

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