Good move! - Gender specialist applauds planned court for sex offences

Gleaner on December 30th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Gender specialist and university lecturer Nadeen Spence has welcomed plans for a special court to be established to deal with sex-related cases.”The truth is, what we have in Jamaica is serious. It is really serious, and there are a lot of women who…

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Childhood stolen by a monster - Rape leaves 12-y-o pregnant, worried

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More than 400 women and girls were raped across Jamaica this year, including 12-year-old Alexia Parker*.Now eight months pregnant, Alexia is struggling to come to grips with the reality that her rapist has forever altered her life.”It wasn’t what I…

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Christmas crushed - Couple criticises cops after baby’s death

Gleaner on December 30th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

When his girlfriend went into labourat home on Christmas Eve, one month before the date the doctors had said she would deliver her baby, 26-year-old Dujon Foxton thought the police officersstationed a few steps away from his house would be able…

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Blame it on the UDC - Three-month delay in planned opening of Kingston waterfront hotspot

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Under a plan developed by businessman Andrew Azar and his partners, a new entertainment hotspot should have by now be fully operational on the Kingston waterfront to welcome the hundreds of persons expected to travel there for the Urban Development…

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Red carpet, not red tape! - Businessman urges State agencies to be more helpful to investors in 2018

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Businessman Andrew Azar is calling on the Government to roll out the red carpet to investors instead of red tape, following his experience with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) in trying to redevelop the old Victoria Pier on Kingston’s…

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Give us regular service, JPS! - South Manchester communities suffering from frequent power cuts

Gleaner on December 30th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

When electricity went off on Christmas Eve, thousands of residents of Resource, Companion, Red Gate, Grove Town, Cocoa Walk, Marlie Hill, and neighbouring communities in south Manchester were left in the dark and almost cut off from the rest of…

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Unspeakable loss - Relatives of Jamaican fire victims express hurt

Gleaner on December 30th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

An unspeakable loss under the most tragic of circumstances was how one relative of the four Jamaicans who perished in a Bronx, New York, fire on Thursday described the news. “I was in the bathroom when my nephew came and shouted the…

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Profound lessons for Jamaica from New York fire

Gleaner on December 30th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Acting Assistant Commissioner Floyd McLean, chief fire prevention officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, believes that there are profound lessons to be learnt from a massive fire at an apartment building in the Bronx in New York City Thursday, which…

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Foreign affairs minister saddened by Bronx fire deaths

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Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has expressed sadness at the tragic loss of life following a fire which occurred Thursday evening at an apartment building in the Bronx, New York. Twelve people were…

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MoBay health inspector still wary about food safety after flood

Gleaner on December 30th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau:While the majority of Montego Bay’s 36 registered food establishments have been reopened since the November rains, which caused flooding in the western city, the St James Health Department says that it remains dedicated to ensuring…

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