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Weekly Round-up: 7-y-o dies in freak accident… Dengue infections fuel blood demand… Reggae Girl killed

Saturday, November 02, 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Clan Carthy Primary School was plunged into mourning on Monday with the death of seven-year-old Benjamin Bair in a freak accident involving a garbage truck on the school compound.

The boy died when the unmanned truck crashed into a parked taxi then overturned, crushing him.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Wellness on Wednesday appealed to Jamaicans to donate blood to assist with the increased demand over recent months, which it said is partially driven by dengue infections.

And, Reggae Girl Tarania Clarke was stabbed to death Thursday night during a dispute with another woman over a cellular phone.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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Shock & Grief

'Oh, God, why?'

Grieving principal explains why garbage truck was allowed on school compound Monday

PM instructs Education Ministry to tighten safety, security procedures in schools

Jamaica signs new MOU with US

Jackson demands proof of court ruling on information-sharing MOUs

Public patients now accessing private diagnosis services

Free medical care at UHWI for children under 12

Dengue infections fuel demand for blood

Enough is enough!

Samuda urges UTech staff to accept Gov't proposal

Schools get flak for students' lockout

Football fraternity saddened by death of Reggae Girl Tarania Clarke

Man, woman shot dead inside Kingston home

Bus conductor implicated in Clarendon triple murder

Three students robbed at gunpoint in Brown's Town

Last Windies players leave for tough Afghanistan series

Clovis toon

No secret to what we are doing on-board USNS Comfort — US Embassy

Jamaicans to get 'top notch' care from US hospital ship team