‘Take my child!’ - Desperate mothers beg State for help with wayward youths

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Sheron Showers* is one of hundreds of desperate Jamaican mothers who fear that their children are headed down a wrong path and destined for a short, brutal life of crime if they do not get help very soon.According to Showers, her17-year-old son has…

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12 children among 16 homeless as house collapses

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BreastWorks, Portland:A family of 16 persons, including 12 children, are now homeless, following the collapse of a section of a house in Breastworks, Portland, yesterday morning during heavy rainfall.Sixty-two-year-old Yvonne Brown was awakened by…

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Uncertainty looms over schools - Teachers hint at industrial action as new term begins

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Jamaica faces an uncertain start to the new school term today as teachers continue to hint at industrial action to press their demand for a better wage offer from the Government.Efforts to get a definitive position from the Jamaica Teachers’…

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Quallo in the hot seat - Commish summoned by Montague to discuss Palisadoes fiasco, murders

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Police Commissioner George Quallo will be in the hot seat today when he meets with Minister of National Security Robert Montague to explain his handling of the fiasco that allowed rowdy patrons attending a party to slow access to the Norman Manley…

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Cops charge Government to get serious on crime

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With Cabinet slated to review the stalled wage negotiations with the police today, the cops are increasing their demands for an improved offer.Having already staged two unofficial sick-outs, rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force…

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Sewage floods several Portland homes

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Anchovy, Portland:Angry residents yesterday blocked the main road leading from Anchovy to Folly in eastern Portland after murky water from a sewage treatment plant inundated their homes.The residents, who reportedly woke up yesterday morning and…

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Accompong celebrates 280 years since Maroon Peace Treaty

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Olivia Grange, minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, is seeking to put at ease the minds of Maroon descendants of Accompong,St Elizabeth, by announcing that the Cockpit Country will be labelled a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Grange…

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Heavy rain, flooding affecting JPS power supply in St Ann, St Mary, Portland

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The Jamaica Public Service Company is reporting that continued heavy rains and flooding over the weekend has resulted in several customers in northern and eastern Jamaica being out of power. In St Mary the affected areas include: Enfield…

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Opposition against any attempts to remove Quallo

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Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Fitz Jackson, says the parliamentary Opposition is strongly against any attempt to remove Police Commissioner George Quallo. Jackson says Quallo has demonstrated competence in the job and loyalty to…

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In-School Productivity Campaign | Making the productivity message more memorable

Gleaner on January 8th, 2018 | File Under More News -

When it comes to Generation Z - persons between the ages of 12 and 22 years - extra care, time and effort must be taken in how we communicate with them. Research has shown that hands-on teaching techniques tend to make lessons more relatable,…

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