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Gleaner on January 29th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Anti-gay US preacher Steven Anderson said he was prevented from boarding a flight to Jamaica yesterday by airline officials in Atlanta who claimed the directive to deny him entry came from the Jamaican Government.It was, in fact, the Jamaican…

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JCF report:130 murders in first 27 days - Shooting, robbery and rape see decline

Gleaner on January 29th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

One hundred and thirty murders have been committed across Jamaica in the first 27 days of this year, a 17.1 per cent increase when compared with the same period last year.This is 19 more murders than the 111 committed between January 1 and January…

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‘We were never wanted’ - Ex-detainees say cops put their photos on ‘bogus list’

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Western Bureau:Two residents of Flankers, in St James, who had turned themselves in to the police after their photographs appeared on a “bogus most wanted” list, which was aired on local television, are now hopping mad, having experienced six…

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Another missed deadline in FINSAC report saga

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After vowing in September, last year, that the commissioners preparing a report on the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s would get no more extensions to complete their work, it appears that Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ instructions may…

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Gleaner crime forum | Fix police corruption, fix crime in Westmoreland

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Fix police corruption, fix crime in WestmorelandWhile accepting that there is no immediate quick fix to Westmorland’s crime problem, key stakeholders in the parish believe the place to start is weeding out corruption in the ranks of the Jamaica…

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Information commissioner’s power questioned again

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The National Identification System (NIDS) secretariat yesterday raised concerns that the information commissioner, under the Data Protection Act, will have powers to access the personal and identity data of individuals, despite stated commitments…

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Social intervention needed in Westmoreland

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Western Bureau:There are growing calls for more social intervention in Westmoreland, which has seen murders increase by almost 200 per cent since 2014.”Everybody has to be called to book, and everybody has to play his or her part towards resolving…

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‘Chop MOCA from toxic JCF’ - Criminology professor says agency will lose credibility if it remains tied to police force

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Head of the Police Civilian Oversight Authority Professor Anthony Harriott is urging legislators to move swiftly on a bill to split the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Debate of a…

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Doctor pushes screenings to combat postpartum depression

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A call is being made for obstetricians to conduct proper screenings for expectant mothers in order to mitigate against the effects of postpartum depression (PPD).Dr Leslie Meade, obstetrician/ gynaecologist, was among a group of professionals and…

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A mom’s secret battle - Stories of postpartum depression

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Tamara Grant described herself as being passionate about her children. She loves them dearly. So, in 2012 when her second daughter was born, she became very concerned when it took a long time for…

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