Editors’ Forum | ‘Give us a seat at the table’ - NGOs argue for formal role in anti-crime fight

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Two of Jamaica’s leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the island’s toughest inner-city communities have warned that the fight against the crime monster will not be won unless they are given a formal role in the battle.Less than…

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On your marks! - PM set to announce late October date for three by-elections today

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness is today expected to announce a date in the week of October 23-27 for voters in three constituencies which are without representation in Parliament to go to the polls.Holness will headline a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)…

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Extremely disturbing! - Little support available for teens with suicidal thoughts

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With half of the wards of the State surveyed in two of the country’s residential childcare facilities admitting to having considered committing suicide in the past, there are renewed calls for more attention to be given to adolescent mental health….

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‘Care-less’ with our kids - Experts call for rethink of measures surrounding child sexuality

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One in every three wards of the State, in two of the island’s residential childcare facilities, tested positive for at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI) during a study done two years ago.The Child Health and Wellness Study in…

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Editors’ Forum | Shattered JOY - But Eve for Life co-founder has no time to hate her brother’s killers

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Joy Crawford has spent most of her life probing the minds of, and seeking solutions for, at-risk youths. Today, she wishes she could probe the minds of the men who murdered her brother, this time for her own peace of mind.”I wish I could understand…

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Big plans for Caymanas Park - Hayden outlines SVREL’s determination to export signal, increase race days and horses

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More race days, more horses, a stronger racing product for export, and a better horse racing facility are at the very top of the Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited’s (SVREL) to do list six months after putting pen to paper and…

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School Report | Ferncourt flying high - Middle managers leading turn around at St Ann-based school

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Stung by its place next to the bottom of the effective school ranking in 2011, the administration of Ferncourt High embarked on an improvement programme which turned around the school’s performance within five years and has since earned it an…

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NHT on track for 15,000 - Clarke

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Chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT) Dr Nigel Clarke is on course to achieving and possible surpassing its mandate of 15,000 housing solutions by 2020.”Between 2000 and now, there is no year where the number of NHT housing solutions have…

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‘Gate crash’ - PM promises movement on gated community law

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The long-awaited legislation to regulate the operation of gated communities across the island could soon become a reality.Prime Minister Andrew Holness last Friday announced that a Gated Community Legislation is now being prepared to be placed…

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Universities join forces to ease shortage of engineers

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The chronic shortage of qualified engineers in Jamaica could soon be a thing of the past as three of the island’s leading universities have forged a partnership which will see them training at least 1,000 annually.Speaking with Gleaner reporters…

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