Rio Grande Tragedy, 10 years later | Dream ignored - Novelette had a premonition of death

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The weekly tradition of the Friday night journey from Portland to Coronation Market in Kingston was a decades-long practice and one usually anticipated by long-time higgler, Novelette Fuller-Francis.


But on December 19, 2008, the then 43-year-old Fuller-Francis was apprehensive about making the trip. A feeling she said stemmed from a premonition of death she had days earlier.


As fate would have it, Fuller-Francis would be involved in one of the deadliest road accidents in modern Jamaica, as the market truck transporting her and 20 others plunged into a ravine at Dam Bridge in the Rio Grande Valley in Portland.

Rio Grande Tragedy, 10 years later | Dream ignored - Novelette had a premonition of death
 
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