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Rape survivors, a tale of two sisters

The energy in the room is light and there is laughter. There are no hints that the young women gathered in this space are anything but ordinary. They are relaxed and open. Until the conversation turns to forgiveness.The girls suddenly flounder....
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Rape survivors, a tale of two sisters

The energy in the room is light and there is laughter. There are no hints that the young women gathered in this space are anything but ordinary. They are relaxed and open. Until the conversation turns to forgiveness.The girls suddenly flounder....

Homework for parents - Educators defend complex projects given to children under 12 years old

Whether it is creating a replica of a house or the solar system, teachers of primary and preparatory schoolchildren are sending them home to do complex projects for homework, and several parents are getting upset.A number of parents have complained...
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Homework for parents - Educators defend complex projects given to children under 12 years old

Whether it is creating a replica of a house or the solar system, teachers of primary and preparatory schoolchildren are sending them home to do complex projects for homework, and several parents are getting upset.A number of parents have complained...

Digital registries to improve health outcome

For years, we have been hearing of the inability of the Government and researchers to get adequate information on cancer in Jamaica.Sure, a registry exists, but the information it contains is apparently only for Kingston and St Andrew. That,...
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Digital registries to improve health outcome

For years, we have been hearing of the inability of the Government and researchers to get adequate information on cancer in Jamaica.Sure, a registry exists, but the information it contains is apparently only for Kingston and St Andrew. That,...

CRASH ZONE! - Engineer cites several factors behind frequent accidents on Mandela Highway

An improved Mandela Highway is expected to make life easier for motorists when the work is done in December but, concerns linger about the safety of the roadway at this time.Up to late last week, the police were unable to provide official figures on...
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CRASH ZONE! - Engineer cites several factors behind frequent accidents on Mandela Highway

An improved Mandela Highway is expected to make life easier for motorists when the work is done in December but, concerns linger about the safety of the roadway at this time.Up to late last week, the police were unable to provide official figures on...

The pride of Epson

The captain of the Reggae GirlzIt was tense time for Carlene Deacon, mother of Konya Plummer, the captain of Jamaica Reggae Girlz, and other residents of Epson, St Mary, as they awaited the results of a FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying game against...
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The pride of Epson

The captain of the Reggae GirlzIt was tense time for Carlene Deacon, mother of Konya Plummer, the captain of Jamaica Reggae Girlz, and other residents of Epson, St Mary, as they awaited the results of a FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying game against...

Cancer Society working to close urban vs rural gap

Recognising the need to close the gap of access to services between rural and urban areas, the Jamaica Cancer Society is exhausting every avenue to make sure all sections of the island are catered to.Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner during the...
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Cancer Society working to close urban vs rural gap

Recognising the need to close the gap of access to services between rural and urban areas, the Jamaica Cancer Society is exhausting every avenue to make sure all sections of the island are catered to.Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner during the...

Power of Pink - Breast cancer survivor becomes beacon of light for others

Sometimes it's in the face of tragedy that people often realise their true purpose.This was the effect that being diagnosed with breast cancer had on Kamala McWhinney when she was just 30 years oldFive years after her diagnosis and having...
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Power of Pink - Breast cancer survivor becomes beacon of light for others

Sometimes it's in the face of tragedy that people often realise their true purpose.This was the effect that being diagnosed with breast cancer had on Kamala McWhinney when she was just 30 years oldFive years after her diagnosis and having...

Police activate high alert for missing toddler

The police have activated a high alert for a one-year-old boy who has been missing since last Sunday. He is Jayden Elliot of Byles district, in Kitson Town, St Catherine. The Spanish Town Police reports that Jayden was last seen in the Cherry...
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Police activate high alert for missing toddler

The police have activated a high alert for a one-year-old boy who has been missing since last Sunday. He is Jayden Elliot of Byles district, in Kitson Town, St Catherine. The Spanish Town Police reports that Jayden was last seen in the Cherry...

SPORTS: City goes two points clear atop BPL

Manchester City opened up a two-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League (BPL) with a convincing 5-0 win over Burnley that maintained their 100 per cent home record this season. Pep Guardiola's team was briefly knocked off the BPL...
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SPORTS: City goes two points clear atop BPL

Manchester City opened up a two-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League (BPL) with a convincing 5-0 win over Burnley that maintained their 100 per cent home record this season. Pep Guardiola's team was briefly knocked off the BPL...

Increase in Beet Armyworm in St Elizabeth, Manchester

The Agriculture Ministry says there has been an increase in the Beet Armyworm population in sections of Manchester and St Elizabeth. According to the Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA), the Beet Armyworm is an insect pest which affects...
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Increase in Beet Armyworm in St Elizabeth, Manchester

The Agriculture Ministry says there has been an increase in the Beet Armyworm population in sections of Manchester and St Elizabeth. According to the Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA), the Beet Armyworm is an insect pest which affects...

'They might as well turn back', Trump tells migrants stuck at Mexican border

Thousands of people travelling across Central America en route to the United States (US) are now stuck on Mexico's southern border after a failed attempt to enter the country. The migrants include mostly women and children from Honduras who say...
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'They might as well turn back', Trump tells migrants stuck at Mexican border

Thousands of people travelling across Central America en route to the United States (US) are now stuck on Mexico's southern border after a failed attempt to enter the country. The migrants include mostly women and children from Honduras who say...

Review the Firearm Act to provide stiffer penalties for illegal gun importation - Sinclair

Government Senator Charles Sinclair has suggested that the Firearms Act be reviewed to provide stiffer penalties for persons who illegally bring guns into the island. The suggestion comes nearly three weeks after 26 guns, more than 600 assorted...
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Review the Firearm Act to provide stiffer penalties for illegal gun importation - Sinclair

Government Senator Charles Sinclair has suggested that the Firearms Act be reviewed to provide stiffer penalties for persons who illegally bring guns into the island. The suggestion comes nearly three weeks after 26 guns, more than 600 assorted...

Hoteliers endorse tourism certification

A call is being made for Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and other industry stakeholders behind the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) certification project to expand the programme to the thousands of entry-level and line staff employed in...
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Hoteliers endorse tourism certification

A call is being made for Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and other industry stakeholders behind the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) certification project to expand the programme to the thousands of entry-level and line staff employed in...

Black River Primary creates 'Garden of Eden'

Black River Primary School emerged the parish champion for St Elizabeth in the Trees for Peace competition organised by the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Information, Youth and Culture."We worked...
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Black River Primary creates 'Garden of Eden'

Black River Primary School emerged the parish champion for St Elizabeth in the Trees for Peace competition organised by the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Information, Youth and Culture."We worked...

Port Maria drop-in centre to open next month

PORT MARIA, St Mary:The Port Maria Drop In Centre, now getting finishing touches, will be completed and open to coincide with the start of Local Government Month on November 1.The centre, located at Claude Stewart Park, next to the St Mary Parish...
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Port Maria drop-in centre to open next month

PORT MARIA, St Mary:The Port Maria Drop In Centre, now getting finishing touches, will be completed and open to coincide with the start of Local Government Month on November 1.The centre, located at Claude Stewart Park, next to the St Mary Parish...

Don't let dons spoil your community - PM Holness

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has issued a warning to the new homeowners at the Castlewood Housing Scheme in Granville, Trelawny, imploring them not to allow criminal dons to devalue the investment they have made in their dream homes...
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Don't let dons spoil your community - PM Holness

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has issued a warning to the new homeowners at the Castlewood Housing Scheme in Granville, Trelawny, imploring them not to allow criminal dons to devalue the investment they have made in their dream homes...

Hope Zoo to be transformed for charity event

On October 27, Hope Zoo will be transformed into an unforgettable 'Spook-tacular' adventure for the annual charity festival 'Boo at the Zoo'. The calendar staple for fun and games, promises to be the most scary yet, with lots of games and sweet...
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Hope Zoo to be transformed for charity event

On October 27, Hope Zoo will be transformed into an unforgettable 'Spook-tacular' adventure for the annual charity festival 'Boo at the Zoo'. The calendar staple for fun and games, promises to be the most scary yet, with lots of games and sweet...

PM on Spanish as Jamaica's second language

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says it is of strategic importance that the appropriate programmes be put in place to make Spanish a second language in Jamaica. Delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the Excellence Oyster Bay Hotel...
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PM on Spanish as Jamaica's second language

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says it is of strategic importance that the appropriate programmes be put in place to make Spanish a second language in Jamaica. Delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the Excellence Oyster Bay Hotel...

Senate leader dismisses claims businesswoman was detained under Corporate Area SOE

Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has dismissed claims that a businesswoman was detained for several days after she was taken into custody under the state of public emergency in the Corporate Area.  
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Senate leader dismisses claims businesswoman was detained under Corporate Area SOE

Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has dismissed claims that a businesswoman was detained for several days after she was taken into custody under the state of public emergency in the Corporate Area.  

Transport Authority condemns 'lap-up buses', agency on high alert to prosecute offenders

The Transport Authority is condemning the practise of some public passenger operators who have been insisting that children or commuters, in general, sit in each other’s lap or be denied access. The authority labelled the action as...
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Transport Authority condemns 'lap-up buses', agency on high alert to prosecute offenders

The Transport Authority is condemning the practise of some public passenger operators who have been insisting that children or commuters, in general, sit in each other’s lap or be denied access. The authority labelled the action as...

PSOJ supports ban on single-use plastic, styrofoam

Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), says the entity is in support of the Government’s move to ban single-use plastic bags, straws and styrofoam, noting that the materials are hazardous to health and the enviro
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PSOJ supports ban on single-use plastic, styrofoam

Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), says the entity is in support of the Government’s move to ban single-use plastic bags, straws and styrofoam, noting that the materials are hazardous to health and the environment. 

Saudis confirm Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside consulate

Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a fight, and said 18 Saudis were being held as suspects.
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Saudis confirm Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside consulate

Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a fight, and said 18 Saudis were being held as suspects.

Feds open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP):Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims' advocates say is the...
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Feds open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP):Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims' advocates say is the...

Trump says it looks like Khashoggi is dead, threatens consequences

WASHINGTON, DC (AP):United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that it «certainly looks» as though Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened «very severe» consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdere
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Trump says it looks like Khashoggi is dead, threatens consequences

WASHINGTON, DC (AP):United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that it «certainly looks» as though Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened «very severe» consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him.As the US...

Trash to Treasure competition encourages recycling

In an effort to increase awareness of the consequences of poor environmental practices, Member of Parliament for St Andrew West Rural, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, has introduced a competition for schools in her constituency.At least 17 schools in St...
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Trash to Treasure competition encourages recycling

In an effort to increase awareness of the consequences of poor environmental practices, Member of Parliament for St Andrew West Rural, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, has introduced a competition for schools in her constituency.At least 17 schools in St...

Terrelonge's disappointment - MP unimpressed with the quality of debates in the House

One first-time lawmaker yesterday made it public that he was not impressed with the «quality» of the discourse he has seen in the nation's Parliament.Further, Alando Terrelonge, member of parliament for St Catherine East Central, believes the time
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Terrelonge's disappointment - MP unimpressed with the quality of debates in the House

One first-time lawmaker yesterday made it public that he was not impressed with the «quality» of the discourse he has seen in the nation's Parliament.Further, Alando Terrelonge, member of parliament for St Catherine East Central, believes the time...

Cambridge residents questioning security forces' commitment

Western Bureau:Some residents in Cambridge, St James, are questioning the commitment of the security forces in tracking down and apprehen-ding the remnants of the notorious Ratty Gang, who were said to be cornered in bushes in the Cambridge-Retrieve...
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Cambridge residents questioning security forces' commitment

Western Bureau:Some residents in Cambridge, St James, are questioning the commitment of the security forces in tracking down and apprehen-ding the remnants of the notorious Ratty Gang, who were said to be cornered in bushes in the Cambridge-Retrieve...

NEPA was close to parrotfish ban, says agency head

The National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA) today revealed that it was close to imposing a ban on parrotfish. There has been a push by local environmentalists for a ban.
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NEPA was close to parrotfish ban, says agency head

The National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA) today revealed that it was close to imposing a ban on parrotfish. There has been a push by local environmentalists for a ban.

'Not guilty’ verdict in 2016 gas station murder trial

O’Neil and O’Brian Walters, the brothers who were on trial for the murder of Kahni Erskine following a brazen daylight attack by gunmen at a St James gas station in 2016, were found not guilty on Wednesday afternoon in the St James Circuit Court.  
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'Not guilty’ verdict in 2016 gas station murder trial

O’Neil and O’Brian Walters, the brothers who were on trial for the murder of Kahni Erskine following a brazen daylight attack by gunmen at a St James gas station in 2016, were found not guilty on Wednesday afternoon in the St James Circuit Court.  

Police inspector contradicts civilian witness in 2016 gas station murder trial

A police inspector this morning gave evidence at the murder trial of brothers O’Neil and O’Brian Walters that contradicted testimony by a civilian witness previously treated as hostile by the prosecution. The brothers are being tried...
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Police inspector contradicts civilian witness in 2016 gas station murder trial

A police inspector this morning gave evidence at the murder trial of brothers O’Neil and O’Brian Walters that contradicted testimony by a civilian witness previously treated as hostile by the prosecution. The brothers are being tried...

NWC monitoring water quality of St Catherine river, plant closed

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the water quality issue which has forced the shutdown of the Spanish Town Treatment Plant in St Catherine stems from the quality of effluent that is being discharged in to the river that...
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NWC monitoring water quality of St Catherine river, plant closed

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the water quality issue which has forced the shutdown of the Spanish Town Treatment Plant in St Catherine stems from the quality of effluent that is being discharged in to the river that...

Gov't to spend $116M on comprehensive review of education system

The government is to spend more than $116,000,000 over four years to undertake a comprehensive review of the education system, Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has disclosed. Reid told journalists at a post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica...
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Gov't to spend $116M on comprehensive review of education system

The government is to spend more than $116,000,000 over four years to undertake a comprehensive review of the education system, Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has disclosed. Reid told journalists at a post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica...

Local group calls for limit on lead paint in Jamaica

The Caribbean Poison Information Network (CarPIN) is calling for regulations or legislation that will place a limit on lead paint in Jamaica. Poison Information Coordinator at CarPIN Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh said the organisation wants the...
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Local group calls for limit on lead paint in Jamaica

The Caribbean Poison Information Network (CarPIN) is calling for regulations or legislation that will place a limit on lead paint in Jamaica. Poison Information Coordinator at CarPIN Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh said the organisation wants the...

Jamaican inspired by experiencing cutting-edge technology in China

One year after being exposed to high-end, mind-blowing innovations at the facilities of Huawei Technologies, Orandi Harris is as fired up and inspired today as he was then about envisioning technology fixing Jamaica's problems.Harris was part of the...
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Jamaican inspired by experiencing cutting-edge technology in China

One year after being exposed to high-end, mind-blowing innovations at the facilities of Huawei Technologies, Orandi Harris is as fired up and inspired today as he was then about envisioning technology fixing Jamaica's problems.Harris was part of the...

Port Maria's state-of-the-art market under construction

Port Maria, St Mary: A new state-of-the-art market is now under construction in Port Maria, St Mary to replace the old one which has fallen into disrepair.Work on the market which started in July, will see a modern-day two-storey facility being built...
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Port Maria's state-of-the-art market under construction

Port Maria, St Mary: A new state-of-the-art market is now under construction in Port Maria, St Mary to replace the old one which has fallen into disrepair.Work on the market which started in July, will see a modern-day two-storey facility being built...

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