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Boys at risk - Hanna wants tougher sanction for men who abuse boys

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Lisa Hanna, St Ann South East Member of Parliament, yesterday made an impassioned plea for Jamaica’s legislature to confront the discrepancy in law that prescribes a lesser punishment for a man who buggers a boy as against a man who rapes a girl….

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Boys at risk - - Hanna wants tougher sanction for men who abuse boys

Gleaner on April 4th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Lisa Hanna, St Ann South East Member of Parliament, yesterday made an impassioned plea for Jamaica’s legislature to confront the discrepancy in law that prescribes a lesser punishment for a man who buggers a boy as against a man who rapes a girl….

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SDA church welcomes PSOJ stance

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The Seventh-day Adventist church in Jamaica says it fully supports the stance taken by Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), who declared on Monday that punitive action would be taken against member…

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Tufton, Campbell in row over health of CRH staff

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has called for balanced discourse about the deaths of two workers at the Cornwall Regional Hospital following the disclosure by Opposition Spokesman on Health Dr Dayton Campbell that the deaths prompted a sick-…

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Invest more in idle lands - Shaw

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New Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has reiterated calls for Jamaicans to invest more in farming on idle lands across the island.Speaking at the St Mary Agri-Expo at the Gray’s Inn sports complex, Annotto Bay,…

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Vale Royal Talks resume today

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The Vale Royal Talks - a mechanism for the two main political parties to have bipartisan dialogue on critical national issues, will take place today at the University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters commencing at 10 a.m.The Jamaica Labour…

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Russian diplomat hits back at British counterpart’s comments

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Vladimir Vinokurov, ambassador of the Russian Federation to Jamaica, is rejecting claims by British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad about the alleged involvement of the Kremlin in the recent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter on…

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Go to other hospitals if you can - CRH official advises patients

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WESTERN BUREAU:Clinical Coordinator at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), Dr Delroy Fray, is advising patients who can avoid coming to the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay to seek treatment elsewhere.Fray, a former senior medical officer of…

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Teenage consensual sex should not be criminalised - Golding

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Opposition lawmaker Mark Golding is proposing that the child diversion law be used to address consensual sexual encounters between teenagers rather than bringing criminal sanctions against them in the Home Circuit Court.Reviewing the chief justice’s…

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Norman Grant flip-flops on JAS independence

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Almost eight years after advocating the severance of the apron strings linking the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) to the agriculture ministry, as a prerequisite for renewal and growth of the farmers’ organisation, Norman Grant has done an about-…

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