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Windsor Star:–  A man who allegedly broke into Rihanna’s mansion and spent 12 hours making himself at home has been sentenced to five years probation. Eduardo Leon avoided jail time by pleading guilty to stalking the singer on Wednesday. According to The Blast, he was ordered to complete Los Angeles county’s Office of Diversion and Reentry […]

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(SNO) — At least eight people, including five children, are homeless as a result of a fire in Sunbilt, Castries on Wednesday evening, according to sources. There were no reports of injuries. A two-storey apartment building that had accommodated at least two families was totally destroyed, despite efforts of the firefighters. When the fire broke ...

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(SNO) — Following news that a large boa constrictor was discovered at the Water and Sewerage Company Inc. (WASCO) compound at Union, many persons have expressed concern on social media that snakes, particularly the boa, appear to be leaving their natural habitat and moving closer to human-populated areas. The six-foot long non-venomous snake was reportedly ...

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(SNO) — The authorities in Martinique are on high alert after several persons were reported to have fallen ill to the mosquito-borne disease. According to Martinique 1ere, though the exact number of cases is not known at this time, the health authorities confirmed that on Wednesday, Feb. 6, “several proven cases of dengue fever in Martinique” ...

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(BBC) — Authorities in the Philippines have declared an outbreak of the highly contagious measles virus in several areas including the capital, Manila. As of 26 January there have been 1,813 measles cases and 26 deaths, according to the Department of Health Epidemiology Bureau. That is a 74% increase from 2018. Measles can be very ...

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Antananarivo, Madagascar (CNN) — Measles found Hasina Raharimandimby and her family. Over three heartbreaking days in late January, three of her young children died of the virus. “I miss taking them sweets and snacks for them whenever I came back home from work,” she says. “We used to play and feed the birds near our ...

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(SKY NEWS) — Gucci has been embroiled in a racism row after shoppers complained a women’s jumper resembled “blackface”. The Italian fashion brand faced a barrage of criticism after images emerged of the “balaclava jumper”, which features a cut-out at the mouth that is outlined in red. Gucci has issued an apology “for the offence ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The deposit refund scheme, which will provide cash to consumers who return their plastic bottles, is to be operational early in the 2019/20 financial year. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz, made the disclosure during a statement to the House of Representatives on Tuesday. ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Two men held in connection with the murder of 51-year-old Germaine Junior have been released, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has said. An e-mail correspondence from the police, a copy of which was seen by the Jamaica Observer, said Junior’s killing has been linked to the Umbrella Gang, which operates mainly in ...

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(JAMAICA GLEANER) –– Clarendon’s Darian Douglas is The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee champion for 2018-19. Douglas, the charismatic Glenmuir High School student topped 13 spellers from other parishes to lift the trophy and raise the profile of coach Errol Campbell who has now had three consecutive winners. Campbell was at a loss for words ...

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