5.7 quake rocks T&T

Gleaner on November 5th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):A powerful 5.7 earthquake was felt in sections of Trinidad and Tobago and as far north as St Vincent and the Grenadines yesterday.The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus,…

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Social class determines how children are punished, says Samms-Vaughan

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Students’ socio-economic background and the schools they attend determine whether they are subjected to corporal punishment or emotional violence.Maureen Samms-Vaughan, professor of child health and development at the University of the West Indies,…

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Voiceless victims - Perverts escaping punishment as abused - kids refuse to talk

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Several persons involved in the sexual abuse of Jamaica’s children are getting off scot-free as detectives from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) struggle to get enough ammunition to put them away.Many…

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Vets going ‘Back to Basics and Beyond’

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With veterinarians viewed essentially as ‘animal doctors’, their work is usually seen as separate and distinct from human health care, having very little or nothing at all to do with the latter.Nothing could be further from the truth, though, as…

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Jamaicans urged - to support plea bargaining as solution to court backlog

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With rampant criminality contributing to the backlog within the court system, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is advocating for Jamaicans to buy into plea bargains.Chuck was addressing a recent town hall meeting organised by the Ministry of Justice at…

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Health minister orders abortion audit

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Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has ordered a medical audit across the public-health system to determine the extent of the problem of attempted termination of pregnancy in Jamaica.This follows information out of the Victoria Jubilee…

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Law putting women lives at risk? - Calls increasing for discussion on the legal termination of pregnancy

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There is a growing consensus on the need for a national dialogue on whether abortion should be made legal in Jamaica, and Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton supports the call for the issue to be discussed.Section 73 of the Offences Against the…

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Botched abortions - More than 100 cases seen at VJH since start of this year

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Scores of Jamaican women are turning up at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) withpregnancy complications because of botched abortions.A Sunday Gleaner probe has revealed that between January and September of this year, of the 1,088 expectant…

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Security minister seeks buy-in - Opposition and other groups invited for consultations on new anti-crime proposals

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The government should soon roll out several new measures to address the crime monster which has claimed more than 1,300 lives across the island since the start of this year.Minister of National Security Robert Montague last Thursday started a series…

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Mandeville mourns slain cop - Two suspects to face ID parade as search continues for others

Gleaner on November 5th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Two of four men held in the immediate aftermath of the murder of Corporal Melvin Smith in Mandeville, Manchester, just over one week ago are to face an identification parade shortly.Head of the Manchester police, Superintendent Wayne Cameron, made…

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