Mother a victim, too - Crawford says machete-wielding child beater should be resocialised, not criminalised

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The 44-year-old mother now behind bars for the brutal beating of her preteen daughter with a machete in Bath, St Thomas, last year is also a victim, and the State should seek to resocialise, rather than criminalise her, says Damion Crawford, the…

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School Report | Glendevon Primary & Junior High : Top school in its class

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Teachers at Glendevon Primary and Junior High in Montego Bay, St James, were elated on the day the results of the Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy tests for 2016 were published in the daily newspapers.”Our school stands tall. We are the top primary…

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I want my job back, declares cop cleared of killing wanted man

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

A police constable yesterday recounted the terrifying two years he spent locked up with hardened criminals after he was convicted of killing a wanted man, but said he holds no grudge and just wants his job back.Glenroy McDermott was convicted in…

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Bolt honoured for role as executive producer in animated film

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under Entertainment News -

His career on the track might have come to an end, but sprinter Usain Bolt is still in winning mode. The world’s fastest man was recently honoured by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, for his role as executive producer on…

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Utilities pay $34M to customers for breaches in June quarter

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under Business News -

The island’s public utility companies paid out more than $34 million to customers for service breaches, during the April to June quarter this year, according to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). The money was paid either resulting…

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Mom ‘konks’ son with pressure cooker - court hears

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

A Kingston mother was dragged before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last Friday to answer to charges of assault after it is alleged that she beat her son in his head with a pressure cooker.Venesha Williams is charged with assault…

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Cops vow to keep Maverley calm

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Commander for the St Andrew South Police Division, Senior Superintendent Arthur Brown, said residents of Maverley can expect an increase in snap raids and stop and search as the police try to prevent another outbreak of violence in the community….

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Meat for guns - Cop says stolen animals shipped to Haiti

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Animals are being stolen, slaughtered and shipped to Haiti to be exchanged for guns, the police have said. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kevin Francis, who made the claim, said Jamaica is currently…

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Fun, frolic and football at cops’ fun day

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

It was a day of fun and frolic at the Jockey Factory in Lucea, Hanover, on Thursday, as the Hanover Police Civic Committee and Hanover Police Division jointly staged a fun day to celebrate the work of the police in its bid to rein in lawlessness in…

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Flashy funerals help reduce pain - Brite Lite boss says ‘bling burials’ help healing process

Gleaner on October 3rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Tommy Thompson, the director of Brite Lite Funeral Services and Supplies, says flashy funerals help to take the minds of family members off the fact that they have lost a loved one.Thompson,…

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