SAVAGERY! - Scores of Jamaican children bearing the scars of brutal beatings

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Guarding the ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ - - Residents say no to commercial development in upscale community

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Several residents of the upscale St Andrew community of Seymour Lands, better known as ‘The Golden Triangle’, are up in arms over a decision by a developer to construct a commercial complex in the residential area.The residents who are members of…

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‘Magic pill’ for Ja? - Gov’t - looking to introduce preventive drug to reduce the spread of HIV

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As the controversy rages over the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Jamaica’s schools, The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed that the Ministry of Health is considering introducing the equally controversial HIV prevention method,…

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MED SCHOOL MESS! - UWI admits challenges facing doctors in training but says these are being addressed

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The administration of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, has admitted that all is not well at the facility, but argues that steps are being taken to remedy the situation.The acknowledgement came…

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Political ombudsman wants more teeth to … POLICE POLITICIANS!

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As concerns linger about effectiveness of the Office of the Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown has admitted that she would welcome amendments to the legislation passed in 2002 to make her office more potent.”As we go forward and we look at…

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Insurance for gangsters - Families insuring the lives of members of the criminal underworld a growing trend

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It appears a new trend is developing where relatives of notorious gunmen are taking out life insurance policies on them.The Sunday Gleaner has learnt that senior officers in the East Kingston Police Division were left stunned two weeks ago when they…

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‘It’s not an easy road’ - Teen moms share their challenges in an appeal to young girls to avoid sex

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After experiencing sexual abuse and poverty, becoming pregnant at 17 seemed like a death sentence for Lisa Brown*.”I took a pregnancy test which came out positive. It felt like it was the end of the world for me,” said Lisa, who is now a second-year…

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Digital danger - Youth urged to be careful of social media footprints they create

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Young people are being urged to be more responsible in their use of social media given that careless usage may result in a digital footprint that may be detrimental to their future Speaking at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum, held at the company’s North…

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Alexis, Dunn not yielding an inch!

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The candidates, Dr Shane Alexis and Dr Norman Dunn, may have signed the Political Code of Conduct yesterday, but there is clear indication that neither the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) nor the People’s National Party (PNP) is prepared to yield an inch…

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St Andrew candidates implored to uphold political code

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The four candidates set to contest the two St Andrew seats in the October 30 by-elections yesterday affirmed their commitment to good governance and to fair campaigning by signing the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct at the Political…

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