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Health workers join fight against human trafficking

Gleaner on January 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

At least 800 health workers in the public and private sectors will, this year, undergo training to identify victims of human trafficking, even as the Government steps up the fight against this scourge.Sancia Bennett Templer, permanent secretary in…

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Ja bordering on chaos - Jackson

Gleaner on January 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Thirty-eight people have been murdered in Jamaica since the start of the year, according to the official police count. It has prompted a renewed call for action from stakeholders, including the parliamentary Opposition, People’s National Party (PNP…

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‘I wasn’t fired’ - Police commissioner denies being ejected

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The tenure of Commissioner of Police George Quallo could be hanging in the balance despite him refuting reports circulating in the media that he is being pressured to resign.News began making the rounds that Quallo is to hand in his resignation…

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West: Buggery advocates greater threat than Anderson

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He made it clear that no one should be killed because of their sexual orientation, but Dr Wayne West, chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society, believes that a proposal to ban Pastor Steven Anderson from coming to Jamaica would be a…

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More Sentence Reduction Days coming

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Undaunted by criticisms, Chief Justice Zaila McCalla has unveiled plans to expand the controversial Sentence Reduction Day initiative to four other parishes during the first quarter of this year.Sentence Reduction Day allows accused persons to plead…

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Portland devastated - Losses from weekend rain to run into hundreds of millions - Vaz

Gleaner on January 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Member of Parliament for West Portland, Daryl Vaz, is projecting that the damage caused by the weekend’s heavy rains in the parish will run into hundreds of millions of dollars.The assessment of the damage started yesterday, but Vaz told The Gleaner…

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Candidates say only $23m spent in St Mary by-election

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The two candidates who contested the October 30, 2017 by-election in St Mary South Eastern have reported spending a combined total of just under $23 million despite reports of numerous meetings, election paraphernalia and gifts that were given out…

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Henry applauds JUTC employees for bravery in foiled robbery

Gleaner on January 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Minister of Transport and Mining Lester ‘Mike’ Henry is applauding the actions of two Jamaican Urban Transport Company (JUTC) employees and passengers who stopped an attempted robbery on a bus in Portmore, St Catherine, on Sunday evening.Shortly…

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Maroon leader honoured for excellence

Gleaner on January 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Maroon leader Melville Currie was on Saturday honoured for years of excellent leadership as deputy colonel to the noble community of Accompong inSt Elizabeth.A citation was given to the 85-year-old elder at the 280th celebration of the signing of…

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Another Chinese firm eyeing Monymusk sugar factory

Gleaner on January 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

COMPLANT, the parent company of Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), is now in the second phase of negotiations with another Chinese firm for the sale of Monymusk sugar factory in Clarendon.According to the Chinese sugar manufacturer’s spokes-person…

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