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$1-billion Christmas gift - MPs get funds to enhance constituencies

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Nearly $1 billion has been allocated to all members of parliament (MPs) for enhancement work in their constituencies, but Prime Minister Andrew Holness has sought to assure taxpayers that this will not be the usual ‘bollo work’ traditionally doled…

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I saw it in a dream - Distraught principal feels guilty for not warning parents about accident that claimed three lives

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WESTERN BUREAU: With three more lives lost, two of them children, on the Rose Hall Highway in St James, stakeholders are calling for a rezoning of the accident-prone main road. Principal of the John Rollins Success Primary School, Yvonne Miller…

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Antibiotic alarm - Tufton warns drug resistance will make diseases incurable, leading to death

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The misuse and overuse of antibiotics by Jamaicans is costing the Government millions of dollars. However, while the financial implications are of concern, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said certain diseases could become untreatable and…

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Disabled deserve equal access to MPs, too, says a member of the community

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Alister McLean, a member of the disabled community in Jamaica, believes that members of parliament (MPs) must express the same zeal for allowing persons with disabilities easy access to constituency offices, as they do when it is election time….

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Put effort into rehabilitating abusers, urges British security specialist

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Security specialist Alethea Fuller, who heads the Policy and Commissioning for the Police and Crime Commissioner in West Midlands in England, says as much effort needs to be placed on rehabilitating domestic abuse offenders as their victims.Fuller,…

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Mayor: Transport centre needed in downtown Kingston

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Kingston mayor Delroy Williams believes that there is an urgent need for the establishment of a multifunctional transport centre in downtown Kingston.Speaking at the Kingston andSt Andrew Municipal Corporation’s monthly meeting yesterday, Williams…

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Jamaican BPO sector plays significant role in economy, says PM … New company will help to grow knowledge process outsourcing

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness is touting the importance of appreciating the value of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector to the Jamaican economy.”We should not seek to in any way depreciate the value of the BPO sector. It is a very…

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Food For The Poor partners with donor to construct eighth basic school

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Food For The Poor Jamaica celebrated the official opening of the new Infant Department at Waltham Abbey Primary School in St Ann recently. The building, in shades of pale blue and yellow, will accommodate more than 40 preschool children.The school…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Cardiff Model to fight crime - British professor says hospital data collection initiative very effective in identifying hotspots

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A British professor who developed a model that uses hospital data to help prevent violent crimes is trying to convince Jamaican authorities and other stakeholder groups to embrace the initiative.The Cardiff Model was developed by Jonathan Shepherd,…

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Mother shares agony of losing two of three triplets after premature births - Preemie Foundation started to help hurting families

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Serika Sterling’s decision to start The Preemie Foundation of Jamaica was not to add another title to her rÈsumÈ. It came from a deep place within of watching two of her triplets die from complications they developed due to premature births.In an…

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