Nowhere safe for Ja’s kids! - Children being sexually assaulted in schools, JUTC buses, churches & homes

Gleaner on October 8th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

More than 40 allegations of sexual abuse at schools were reported to the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) in the first nine months of this year.In addition, the OCA received 120 allegations of children being physically abused, 23 cases of…

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Ronnie ready to rumble - MP livid over NHT’s attempt to ‘evict’ his people

Gleaner on October 8th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Member of Parliament for Central Kingston Ronald Thwaites is preparing to go to battle with the National Housing Trust (NHT) over its attempt to acquire property in at least three communities in his constituency.The NHT is trying to acquire a large…

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Unacceptable! - PM condemns machete beating of child

Gleaner on October 8th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has condemned the savage beating of Jamaica’s children by some parents while expressing concern for the St Thomas mother captured in a video using a machete to punish her daughter.”I’ve never been one to accept that it…

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Dabdoub to develop homes at Coral Gardens

Gleaner on October 8th, 2017 | File Under Business News -

Abe Dabdoub said last Friday that he is targeting a market of teachers, policemen, hotel workers and young professionals for a multistorey development that is expected to break ground in January at Coral Gardens in Montego Bay.The complex will…

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School Report | Spanish Town Primary: Dreaming and living excellence

Gleaner on October 8th, 2017 | File Under More News -

“Good morning sirs,” students in a class at the St Catherine-based Spanish Town Primary Schoolgreeted The Gleaner’s news team.”We dream and live excellence.” They chirped the mantra the school administration hasadopted in its quest to improve the…

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Cutting from craft - MoBay vendors looking to make a living in other areas as business slows

Gleaner on October 8th, 2017 | File Under More News -

WESTERN BUREAU:One craft trader has abandoned the Old Fort Craft Market to sell bag juice and water on the streets of Montego Bay, another stays home and raises animals, as what used to be a lucrative business turns sour.The more than 150 vendors…

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Pensioners feted … As former cop frowns on the shameful manner in which they are treated

Gleaner on October 8th, 2017 | File Under More News -

Retired police officer Ionie Ramsay-Nelson has described as shameful the manner in which pensioners are being treated in Jamaica.”I go from place to place to see how some pensioners are treated. You go to some places, you have to wait three, four…

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Push on for increased productivity

Gleaner on October 8th, 2017 | File Under More News -

Recognising that Jamaica desperately needs increased productivity if it is to achieve its economic growth target, Make Your Mark Consultants (MYMC) is pulling together a high-powered team to offer solutions to major players in the private and public…

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Health + Tech | ‘Limitless opportunities’ - Data can be used to enable personalised management of illnesses

Gleaner on October 8th, 2017 | File Under More News -

I recently explained and referred to data as the ‘new oil’, and if we understand the true value of data and what it can do for health care then we would now know that there are boundless opportunities that we can carve out to improve service…

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Survival struggle - Portland man makes home under bridge on the Buff Bay River

Gleaner on October 8th, 2017 | File Under More News -

He claims he had to flee his house in fear of persecution, now Anthony Johnson lives under a bridge in Buff Bay, Portland, in the most inhumane condition.Johnson’s situation is compounded by the lurking danger of a nearby river which oftentimes…

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