Savagery! - Scores of Jamaican children bearing the scars of brutal beatings; Mothers are the main ones carrying out the abuse

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The cruel and inhumane treatment meted out to some of Jamaica’s children was brought into sharp focus recently when a video went viral of a St Thomas mother beating her child with a machete…

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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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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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Betrayed! - Disgruntled Pentab members charge that pastor John-Mark Bartlett was sold out by female ‘Judas’

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He bears the name of two of Jesus’ disciples, and those who know the mild-mannered pastor John-Mark Bartlett said he was perfect for the position as head of the Wildman Street Pentecostal Tabernacle (Pentab).”Having seen the victimisation of…

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Earthquake drills could save lives - Lyew Ayee

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Head of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of the University of the West Indies, Dr Parris Lyew Ayee, has again warned that preparedness at the policy and individual levels will determine the severity of the damage Jamaica encounters, should an major…

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Cost-saving push at JUTC

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Strapped for cash, under-resourced and overstaffed, the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is now eager to equip its fleet with the state-of-the-art RMA Five Tracking System which, according to managing director Paul Abrahams, has the…

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More rejection of ‘Intimate Conviction’ - Another church group stands firm against repeal of buggery law

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Yet another church group has come out against attempts by some Christians to spur the Government and civil society into softening their tones on the possible repeal of the buggery law.The Independent Churches of Jamaica said that it “categorically…

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Unwanted foreigners - 58 deported from Jamaica in the past six months

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Approximately 60 persons have been deported from Jamaica since April as law-enforcement agencies step up efforts to keep undesirable visitors from the nation’s shores.The Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) says…

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Shaw calls for urgent help for hurricane-ravaged regional states

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Minister of Finance Audley Shaw, in a series of high-level strategy sessions convened in Washington, DC, last week with Caribbean leaders, the multilateral development institutions, private investors and civil society, called for the launch of an…

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