Disabled and disrespected

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A recently conducted situational analysis for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Jamaica, with a focus on children, has found that despite some improvements, there remains a need for further strengthening of these efforts, especially as some social and cultural practices continue to impede the progress made in promoting the rights of all children in Jamaica.

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Abused, raped young woman puts advocacy plan into action

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Now, model and aspiring businesswoman Annecia Morgan wants to be among the loudest voices denouncing the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS, and is simultaneously advocating fair treatment of Jamaicans living with the deadly diseases — children in particular.

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Denham Town youth gets therapy after losing father in Tivoli incursion

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He was only six years old at the time, but Dimitri Brown says he remembers going to the empty house where his father lived in Tivoli Gardens.“When mi go down deh with my mother, all me see is him picture them. That’s all mi remember from him,” the youth said.

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Police officers at odds over new wage deal

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There are increasingly loud whispers coming from the officers’ rank of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) of a rift in the body that represents them, over the failure of the executives to sign a new wage agreement with the Government.

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Integrity Commission seeks to unmask parliamentarians hiding behind spouses

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The Integrity Commission is seeking changes to the law to strengthen its power to patrol the statutory declarations of parliamentarians.In its annual report tabled in Parliament last Tuesday, the commission recommended changes to The Parliament (Integrity of Members) Act to close the loophole used by some parliamentarians to hide their assets in the names of their spouses.

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Sunday Brew — May 5, 2019

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The NWC and a box office movie called ‘Water Torture’ I would like one person to name one year when Jamaicans were never treated to the blockbuster movie sponsored by the National Water Commission and called ‘Water Torture.’

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House tables Tourism Pension Bill

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Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett fulfilled his promise to table the new the Tourism Workers Pension Act in the House of Representatives during his Sectoral Debate presentation on Tuesday.

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FORCED TO BE BAD - ‘Mackerel’ shares disturbing life story

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Ladaisha Francis, or “Mackerel Official” as she is known in the social media sphere, says she aspires to be a comedienne. Her Instagram videos, in which she exhibits defiance about her promiscuous lifestyle, have attracted, at last count, 86,000 followers — the majority of whom find them entertaining.

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Autopsy report ready in death of soldier’s wife

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THE post-mortem report for the attorney who was allegedly killed by her husband last year is now ready.Although the report was not brought to court when the matter was called up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week, the prosecutor noted that it was collected on Wednesday by a detective sergeant who was engaged in another matter in the Supreme Court.

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Western Jamaica businesses want longer SOE hours

Observer on May 5th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

LUCEA, Hanover — Business operators across Hanover and Westmoreland towns, while welcoming the imposition of the state of public emergency (SOE), are calling for a relaxation of the operating hours for business, arguing that the measure is negatively impacting sales.“It’s (SOE) good for the parish, but we have a problem with the closing down time,” said Levi Dixon, operator of Tap A Top, a well-established cook shop in Lucea.

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