The agony of serving time in prison while pregnant

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In Jamaica, women incarcerated while pregnant face the painful reality of being separated from their newborn up to six months after giving birth — a reality which often leads to anxiety and depression for the rest of their stay in prison.

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Education ministry funds schools for COVID-19 prep

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The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has come up with the money for schools to buy hand sanitisers and other…

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Prime minister, Bolt head tributes to photographer Bryan Cummings

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness; Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange; legendary sprinter Usain Bolt; and senior Jamaica Observer journalist Garfield Myers have expressed sadness at the death of Jamaica Observer Photo Editor Bryan Cummings and labelled him, among other things, as an outstanding professional who took his job seriously.Cummings died Friday evening after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 56.

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What’s good, one or more lottery companies?

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News that at least five entities have applied for licences to run lottery games has fuelled the debate about how many players are needed in the industry for it to provide maximum benefit to the State.

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That retirement of Pearnel Charles Sr

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Last week’s confirmation that Pearnel Charles Sr will be retiring as Speaker of the House and Member of Parliament for Clarendon North Central should come as little surprise, as he has been hinting at it for the past year.However, Charles Sr had refused since then to give any indication when he planned to move on. That is until last week, when it became creepingly obvious that he will be leaving on Tuesday.

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Susanna O’Sullivan first female head of Flow’s Technology Operations

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Communications and entertainment giant Flow has announced the appointment of Susanna O’Sullivan as senior director of technology operations for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.“This appointment marks the first time that a female has been appointed to head the Technology Operations Division in any of Liberty Latin America’s markets which span the Caribbean and Latin America,” Flow said in a news release.

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Eve for Life energised to end sexual abuse

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EXECUTIVE director of Eve for Life Joy Crawford has lauded the US Embassy’s Women History Month pitch competition as a vehicle that charted the path for meaningful work in the lives of women across Jamaica.Crawford’s organisation received a grant of US$20,000 in 2018 for its project titled ‘Mobilising Communities to end sexual abuse and the sexual exploitation of adolescent girls and young women in Jamaica’.

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PERVERT PASTOR!

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A St Ann mother is seeking justice for her 14-year-old son who alleges that he was sodomised by a pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church when he was just 13 years old.The mother is livid that the police did not apprehend the pastor immediately after she made the report, giving him time to resign from the church and skip the island hours after giving a backhand confession in which he apologised for abusing the child.

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Abilities Foundation empowers women with disabilities

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ABILITIES Foundation has set out on a mission to empower women with disabilities by training them in furniture making and agricultural skills.This empowerment comes through the entity’s project, ‘We ‘R’ Different – Empowering Women With Disabilities’, which was awarded US$20,000 through the US Embassy’s 2019 pitch competition.

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How criminals changed a young man’s life

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CANADIAN Bishop Lennox Walker has been waving a wand of generosity in the land of his birth – Jamaica – for the past four years.He has led a life of success as Administrative Bishop for Eastern Canada, and Pastor at Praise Cathedral Worship Centre for many years, but it almost never happened.

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