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American mother, child reported missing are safe in Montego Bay

Gleaner on March 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The police say the American woman and her son reported by friends to have been missing in Montego Bay, St James are safe.Kimberly Bradley and her child, Brandon, arrived at the Sangster International Airport from Virginia on Thursday.People in…

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Guns galore - More than 1,000 illegal firearms seized by the police in 14 months

Gleaner on March 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The police have seized more than 1,000 illegal guns since last year, and that, they say, is a sign that they are making slow but steady progress in getting the guns out of the hands ofcriminals.Data provided by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)…

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Punishing the pregnant - Health insurance providers forcing expectant mothers to pay upfront and claim refunds

Gleaner on March 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Local health insurance providers are coming under pressure from some women’s rights advocates who are angry over the provision that pregnant women will have to pay upfront for medical services and then claim a refund.Despite having health insurance…

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Good job! - Amnesty applauds Jamaica for efforts at policing the police

Gleaner on March 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The international human rights organisation Amnesty International has given Jamaica high marks for its attempts to reduce police brutality, but has warned that more needs to be done.”Jamaica has made very interesting and important progress in the…

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Use NHT money to attack squatting - Phillips

Gleaner on March 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips is proposing that $10 billion of long-term uncollected refunds be pulled from the coffers of the National Housing Trust (NHT) to transform squatter communities across the island and address the question of…

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Corruption cases against cops decline but … - INDECOM concerned that code of silence could allow corrupt police to go unpunished

Gleaner on March 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has reported a reduction in the number of corruption files it received against members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) last year.But there are concerns from local human rights groups…

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I feel betrayed by the ECJ - Fisher

Gleaner on March 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Recently resigned Director of Elections Orette Fisher says he feels betrayed after submitting his resignation to Dorothy Pine McLarty, who leads the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ).Fisher yesterday told The Sunday Gleaner that there has been…

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Fixing Falmouth - Chang dismisses claims that Jamaicans are being left out of the developments

Gleaner on March 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, has rejected claims that locals are being left out of the developments taking place in the island’s coastal towns.Chang, who was…

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IAPA asks MPs to safeguard news media in Data Protection Bill

Gleaner on March 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) is urging Jamaican legislators to ensure that legislation aimed at protecting personal data should safeguard media from having to reveal confidential news sources and other proprietary information.Aspects…

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Mocho mourns victim of bridge collapse in Florida

Gleaner on March 18th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Several residents of Mocho, Clarendon, took to social media to share their grief yesterday as news broke that one of their own had died when a pedestrian bridge collapsed at the Florida International University last Thursday.Up to press time…

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