Gleaner Crime Forum | Unruly teens - Indiscipline in schools fuelling crime says Westmoreland educator

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WESTERN BUREAU:The high level of indiscipline being exhibited in schools by students is very indicative of what to expect when they leave and head out into society, believes Barbara Dandy, dean of discipline at the Godfrey Stewart High School in…

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Unruly teens - Indiscipline in schools fuelling crime says Westmoreland educator

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WESTERN BUREAU:The high level of indiscipline being exhibited in schools by students is very indicative of what to expect when they leave and head out into society, believes Barbara Dandy, dean of discipline at the Godfrey Stewart High School in…

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Jamaica has a weighty problem - Heart Foundation equipment buckling under the pressure from excessively obese persons

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The Heart Foundation of Jamaica has a weighty burden to deal with.They are losing equipment, and no, it’s not robbery or vandalism. Some patients coming in to them are so overweight that the scales spin until they break. Equipment like the cuffs for…

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Promising Clarendon student stabbed to death

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Students and teachers of Clarendon College are today in shock following the brutal murder of sixth-former 18-year-old Avinash Gordon.Principal David Wilson described her as a “beautiful young lady, lovely spirit, and always supportive of school…

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Rejected mongrels find new life abroad - Animal lover secures homes overseas for dogs abandoned locally

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WESTERN BUREAU:Seen as vermin by many Jamaicans, mongrel dogs are often kicked, starved, and forced to steal to survive in a country where poodles are family members, Rottweilers are security guards, and pit bulls are status symbols.One woman is…

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Plug holes to stop access to illegal guns, urges Kern Spencer

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Former state minister Kern Spencer said the need was far more urgent than previously thought for the national security apparatus to plug the holes through which guns are pouring into the country, causing countless deaths, injury, and mayhem.”We have…

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Fewer J’cans willing to accept or pay bribes, study reveals

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A study, to be officially published soon, has revealed that more Jamaicans are less willing to accept or pay bribes.Speaking yesterday at a Rotary Club Luncheon at the Spanish Court Hotel in St Andrew, executive director of National Integrity Action…

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Court employees spend days on the job after being charged with fraud

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Two court employees, who were arrested and charged for allegedly selling ‘clean’ police records, remained on the job at the St Mary Parish Court for several days after they were nabbed by the police.Shirlett Lawson, 53, an assistant clerk, was…

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Plan of action to address country’s disaster readiness

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Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley told high-level communications officials yesterday that their respective entities have an important role in ensuring that citizens are notified of impending threats from natural disasters…

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Jamaica wins Best Tourism Board globally in prestigious 2018 Travvy Awards

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The Jamaica Tourist Board was, on Wednesday night, named Best Tourism Board in the global category at the annual Travvy Awards held at the Gotham Hall on Broadway in New York, United States.The annual Travvy Awards, known as the Academy Awards of…

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