Finally, murders on the decline out west - Hanover, Westmoreland register big reductions

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Western Bureau: Based on the statistics in the latest Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Period Serious Crime Review, it appears that after years of non-stop climbing, western Jamaica is poised to see a decline in murders this year. According to the…

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Acceptance, stillness and love after a major medical condition

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“ T o the point when my brain cells screamed for oxygen that day, I had considered myself a relatively strong and healthy person, with no known health issues. I was always the last to catch most viruses going around. I routinely did annual medical…

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Local SOS Villages face uncertain future as int’l support dries up

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WESTERN BUREAU: The 162 orphans being housed at the SOS Children’s Village in Barrett Town, St James, and Stony Hill, St Andrew, could find themselves homeless within two years unless approximately $266 million can be found to keep the two…

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JUTS wants greater participation in decision-making

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The Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students (JUTS) says its student leaders are facing resistance from some institutions that deny them the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes. Everton Rattray, president of JUTS, said that the union…

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Port Royal residents fear demolition doom

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Gordon Harrison voices support for JCCF

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Office of the Children’s Advocate is supportive of a recent call by Professor Errol Morrison, the newly appointed Cadet Lieutenant Colonel for the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF), to be considered a major part of the country…

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Celebrating 25 years

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Errol Johnson creates history as first cadet brigadier

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WESTERN BUREAU: Veteran educator and commandant of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF), Errol Johnson, recently created history when he became the first person to serve as a brigadier in the 75-year-old organisation which is divided into seven…

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‘Sufferer phenomenon’ taking over Jamaica - Lawyer blames ‘outside influence’ for root cause of violence

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WESTERN BUREAU: Attorney-at-law Ella Drummond, Jamaica’s honorary consul in Barbados, has lamented the fact that Jamaica has become so desensitised to murder and dying that the 1,000-plus murder annual figures are now seen as normal. Speaking…

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250 parents participate in PATH project

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The childrearing skills of some 250 parents across four parishes have been significantly boosted following their participation in the final phase of the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) Parenting Empowerment Project. The…

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