Women break rape silence - CISOCA get reports of 18 cases more than five years old

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Seemingly emboldened by the recent arrest of some high-profile Jamaicans and the public support for victims of sexual abuse, more and more women are going to the police to report their cases.The Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and…

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6-month deadline! - Holness gives Cabinet ministers time to prove their worth

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Members of the Andrew Holness-led Cabinet have six more months to prove to him that they deserve to keep their jobs.According to Holness, while the ministers were not given the job descriptions he had promised in the lead-up to the general election…

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Watch out, Commish! - Security experts offer advice to the next police commissioner

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With the Police Service Commission expected to name a new head for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) shortly, two of the island’s leading crime experts are urging whoever gets the job to ignore the demands of those with vested interests.Former…

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Disappointing! - Few Jamaicans turn out for New Kingston march against violence

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A disappointingly small turnout for a march to show opposition to violence against women and children left organiser Peta-Gaye Foster Morris fuming yesterday.Foster Morris, who organises the Miss Jamaica Teen Contest, had dubbed the march ‘Teenage…

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Big plans for ‘Busta’s’ birthplace

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WESTERN BUREAU:The road to the birthplace of National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante is to get well-needed repairs.Days after The Sunday Gleaner highlighted the deplorable state of the road in Blenheim, Hanover, Minister of Local Government and…

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500 PNP votes saved - Eastern St Andrew Comrades praise UWI for allowing Mona Commons squatters to remain

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The People’s National Party’s (PNP) Andre Hylton, the former member of parliament for St Andrew Eastern, and councillor for the Papine division, Venesha Phillips, have applauded the University of the West Indies (UWI) for its decision to allow…

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‘It will not be closed’ - Tufton rejects calls for a shutdown of Cornwall Regional Hospital because of fumes

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has rejected a proposal that the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay be shut down because of the recurring issue of noxious fumes, which has forced the relocation of several departments from the…

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McKenzie concerned about organisation of Busta celebrations

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WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, yesterday said he was gravely troubled by the planning that was put into the celebrations to mark the 133rd birthday of National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante.”…

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Crime disease - Treat flare-up of violence as public-health issue, says Bunting

Gleaner on February 25th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau:With crime at an all-time high in western Jamaica and the crime-fighting strategies seemingly ineffective, Peter Bunting, the Opposition People’s National Party’s (PNP) spokesman on national security, wants to see a change in strategy…

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A splendid Jamaica Day

Gleaner on February 24th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

In keeping with the annual pomp and splendour, yesterday, schools across the island marked Jamaica Day as staff and students were clad in the national colours, under the theme ‘Celebrating Jamaica: Exploring Our Legacy in a Global Context’.The annual…

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