Guilty! - Cop convicted of killing unarmed teen

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Angella Hutchinson fought back the tears as she recounted yesterday how she contemplated taking her life and that of her then 10-year-old child after her teenage son was killed at the hands of the security forces in 2007.Hutchinson shared her…

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‘We come to see raw dancehall’

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

With strict rules being imposed on participants in the inaugural staging of the Sumfest Heavyweight Sound Clash, patrons with whom The Gleaner spoke expressed displeasure at what may described as a ‘watered down’ clash.While admitting that certain…

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Still have my personal feelings - Johnson Smith

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Despite having “personal feelings” on a bill to amend the National Housing Trust (NHT) Act to withdraw $11.4 billion from the housing agency over the next four years for budgetary support, Leader of Government Business in the Senate Kamina Johnson…

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Rafting suspended - Tourists among those affected by strike at Rio Grande

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Berrydale, Portland:Normal operations at Rio Grande Rafting, Portland’s premiere tourists attraction, was brought to a halt yesterday after three of the rafts were damaged, allegedly by the police. It has angered raft captains, who have since…

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Will to care kept Nurse of the Year 2017 going

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Natalie Hylton Levy has survived some of the toughest conditions faced by medical practitioners at the nation’s public hospitals to become the 2017 LASCO-Nurses Association of Jamaica Nurse of the Year.A critical-care nurse at the Cornwall Regional…

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Comprehensive information system needed to enhance health services - Tufto•

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Developing a dependable health information system is an important undertaking of the Government in enhancing public health services in Jamaica, says Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton.The minister was speaking at the handing over of 10 desktop…

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FLOW Foundation gives 10 computers to KPH

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The FLOW Foundation yesterday donated 10 new computers to the island’s oldest medical facility, the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).The computers, valued at approximately $1 million, will aid in the hospital’s ability to keep electronic data of its…

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Get cracking! - Golding urges Gov’t not to linger with new corruption body, questions hang over Cabinet’s powers

Gleaner on July 21st, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Government, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said, should not delay establishing the single anti-corruption agency with prosecutorial and investigative powers, following yesterday’s Senate approval of the enabling legislation.”I see no…

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Integrated assault on violence against children takes shape

Gleaner on July 21st, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

After two previous attempts, the draft National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV) was unveiled yesterday, with a pledge for the final document to be produced within the next six months.Minister of State in…

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Heavy helicopter presence over certain communities - Mapping them out before the security forces move in?

Gleaner on July 21st, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Heavy helicopter presence over certain communities within the Corporate Area has been explained by Col Jamie Ogilvie, the man in charge of operations at the Jamaica Defence Force, as a method for deterring, detecting, and defeating criminals in…

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