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Ex-Maroon Colonel Peddie dies
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Former Accompong Town Maroon Colonel Sydney Peddie is dead, community elders have confirmed. Peddie left office in 2009 after serving two five-year terms as head of the historic Maroon community, whose residents are descendants of freed and runaway slaves. Group ...
PNP's Haughton confirms resignation as Lucea mayor
LUCEA, Hanover — Embattled Mayor of Lucea Shernet Haughton has confirmed her resignation as chairman of the Hanover Parish Council. "I handed in my resignation letter yesterday (Wednesday), which will take effect on the 28th of August, and I will not be taking it back," Haughton told ...
Thwaites: Pit latrines will be history by 2016
ROSE HALL, St James — Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites says that pit latrines in public schools will be a thing of the past by the end of 2015. Addressing teachers at the opening of the 50th annual conference of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) in St James on Thursday, the mini ...

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