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William and Kate arrive in Jamaica amid protests


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After testing positive for COVID-19 in Jamaica, a couple paid $35,000 for a private jet home — and they’re not the only Americans doing it


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An innocent man spent months in jail after customs officials thought honey he brought back from Jamaica was liquid meth

An innocent man spent months in jail after customs officials thought honey he brought back from Jamaica was liquid methLeon Haughton told The Washington Post he was jailed for 82 days after customs officials in Baltimore alleged that the three jars of honey were meth.



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Fly Jamaica: Boeing passenger plane crash lands at Guyana airport after 'technical problem' on way to Toronto

Fly Jamaica: Boeing passenger plane crash lands at Guyana airport after 'technical problem' on way to TorontoA Fly Jamaica plane has been forced into a crash landing at a Guyana airport after developing a “technical problem” en route to Toronto, leaving at least six passengers injured. In the emergency landing the aircraft overran the airstrip, crashed through a perimeter fence and came to a rest a few feet in front of a steep ditch. The airline issued a statement saying: “We can confirm that flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident on landing.



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Tourists in Jamaica Warned Not to Leave Resorts Due to Violent Crime

Tourists in Jamaica Warned Not to Leave Resorts Due to Violent CrimeThere's been a string of violent crimes in Montego Bay



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Murder investigation after body of 26-year-old American student Desiree Gibbon found in Jamaica

Murder investigation after body of 26-year-old American student Desiree Gibbon found in JamaicaAn American woman has been brutally murdered while visiting her family in Jamaica. Desiree Gibbon, 26, from Queens, New York City, was found with her throat cut on Saturday in the Parish of Saint James. Ms Gibbon had decided to go to Jamaica, where her father and close family live, to earn money to help her pay for college.



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Aspiring US model found murdered on rural road in Jamaica

Aspiring US model found murdered on rural road in JamaicaThe family of an aspiring US model found dead with her throat cut on a rural Jamaican road say they are “broken beyond repair”. Désirée Gibbon’s body was found in the town of Anchovy, located around five miles from the popular tourist destination of Montego Bay on Jamaica's north coast, on Sunday morning.   The 26-year-old, from Queens in New York, had flown to the Caribbean island in October on a three-month working visa to save up enough money to attend film school in Europe. Ms Gibbon, who last spoke to her family on Thanksgiving and was due to fly back home this week, had been staying at her grandmother’s hotel on the island while looking for work as a bartender.   Her Jamaican father, Cali Gibbon, told the New York Daily News he couldn’t understand the brutal nature of his daughter’s murder. “The brutality is what killed me,” he said. “She was beaten and had her throat sliced open.” A GoFundMe page has been created for the 26-year-old  Credit: GoFundMe Her mother, Andrea Cali-Gibbon, said there “are just no words for this tragic event”. “We are destroyed and broken beyond repair. Please keep praying for us as it won’t be easy for a long time,” she wrote in a message to her daughter’s friends on a GoFundMe page created to raise funds for her funeral. “Her dad and I are going to Jamaica on Friday (1 December) to try and get answers and bring her home. “Just know we are also thinking about you all and the grief you are going through. I’m sad and heartbroken.” She had moved to Jamaica to find work  Credit: GoFundMe She described her daughter, who competed in beauty pageants and worked as a model from an early age, as a “kindred spirit who would hurt no one” and “the most forgiving person I ever met”. “She loved life and wanted everyone to be happy and successful,” she wrote.   Ms Cali-Gibbon added she was “astounded” by the generosity of the hundreds who had helped raise more $ 20,000 (£14,000) on the crowdfunding page. Her aunt, Peggy Brunner, told The Telegraph: “I set up the fund because we need help getting her body home to give her a proper burial.” More than $ 20,000 has been raised for Ms Gibbon  Credit: GoFundMe  Local media reports she was one of 12 people killed in four days in the suburban parish of St James. Pix 11 reports no arrests have been made and the coroner’s office will conduct anautopsy over the coming days. Désirée Gibbon’s GoFundMe page. 



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Aunt V, The World's Oldest Person, Dies In Jamaica At 117

Aunt V, The World's Oldest Person, Dies In Jamaica At 117Violet Mosse-Brown, the Jamaican woman believed to be the oldest person in the world, died Friday.



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