Queen Davina returns to a warm homecoming

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Miss Universe second runner-up Jamaican Davina Bennett arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday to a heartfelt homecoming orchestrated by Uzuri International Designs and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports…

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Calmer students - New report shows drastic reduction of violence in schools

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Jamaica may be currently faced with disturbing and alarming incidents of crime and mayhem, but a totally different picture has been painted in schools. A study done this year by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) shows that there has been…

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Parenting crisis! - More than 50 per cent of parents know their children are using illegal substances and do nothing about it

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Recent work done by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) has led Uki Atkinson, research analyst at the organisation, to conclude that Jamaica is faced with a parenting crisis.Findings from the 2017 Global School Health Survey and Rapid…

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UN official blasts exclusive resorts

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WESTERN BUREAU:In a no-holds-barred speech yesterday, secretary general of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, urged Caribbean tourism stakeholders to stop promoting modern-day plantations called exclusive resorts.”With regard to…

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Killed for a piece of electrical wire? - Reason revealed why family of 5 repeatedly chopped mentally ill man to death

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The St Ann woman who is on trial, along with her husband and three adult sons for repeatedly chopping a mentally ill man to death in 2007 complained to the police on the day of the killing that the victim had stolen “a piece of electrical wire” from…

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More delays hit Falmouth’s Tax Administration building

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WESTERN BUREAU:Despite an initial assurance that the new $136-million Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) building that is under construction in Falmouth, Trelawny, would have been completed by the end of August, it is now clear that it will not be…

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UN: About 11 per cent of drugs in poor countries are fake

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LONDON (AP):About 11 per cent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said…

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Study reveals worrying suicide trends in teens

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The last 12 months have seen adolescents either considering or making plans to end their lives, and this is significantly higher among females.This was revealed in a 2017 Global School Health Survey and Rapid Situation Assessment, which was…

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Dec 9 funeral for Spaulding

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The family of J.A. Lester Spaulding, chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, has advised that thanksgiving service for his life and work will be held on Saturday, December 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the Webster Memorial Church…

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PAC fumes at NHF $2b Government write-off; $130m currently owed

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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament yesterday chided the operations of the National Health Fund (NHF) and fumed at its decision to write off $2 billion owed by the Ministry of Health, even while the ministry owed the entity $130…

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