Monster moms! - Under-pressure mothers pushing their teenage daughters into sex

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Some mothers in the central Kingston community of ‘Tel Aviv’ are being accused of encouraging their young daughters into relationships with older men as a way of coping with the struggles of inner-city life.Several residents of the community, who…

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Enshrine Windrush promise in law, UK MPs press Theresa May gov’t

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The promises to grant citizenship and other benefits to the Windrush Generation, including Jamaicans, could be enshrined in law soon if the Theresa May-led Tory Government bows to pressure from some 200 British members of parliament who are…

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80/20 tertiary education funding model not sustainable - minister

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Plans are currently under way to revise funding mechanisms for tertiary students, as Education Minister Ruel Reid has declared that the existing 80/20 model is not sustainable.The Government currently funds 80 per cent of the economic cost for…

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Security concerns hurting regional tourism - Bartlett

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Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said that crime and security concerns were hurting the Caribbean’s potential to generate greater returns from its tourism product, as based on studies, the region could have earned US$13 billion more than the US$…

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Inner-city households to pilot solar bulb project - Naked-flame lamps and candles to be replaced

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An ageing housing stock and the use of open flames in the daily activities of residents in a number of inner communities have been identified as major causes of house fires that have claimed the lives of at least 31 people, including nine children…

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Horror Roads! - Multiple accidents leave four dead

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Fatalities on Jamaica’s roadways have spiked in the last 24 hours, with the deaths of four people placing into focus the need for motorists to observe speed limits and utilise safety features, according to Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the…

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Some university students want a free pass - Reid

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Education Minister Ruel Reid has said that the ministry discovered that many University of the West Indies students experiencing problems with paying their tuition fees “simply wanted a free pass to complete their studies”.”Some of them in the past…

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Ja could see 10m visitors during next 10 years - PM

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WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that Jamaica’s tourism potential has not even begun to “scratch the surface”, arguing that the country could easily see 10 million visitors and earn $10 billion during the next 10 years.The…

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Senator demands list of gov’t consultants

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Senator Lambert Brown blasted the Government last Friday for its failure to disclose the names and salaries of advisers and consultants contracted since March 3, 2016. He had tabled the question in the Upper House seven months ago.”It would appear…

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Gov’t raps Opposition for being against SOE as long-term crime measure

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The Government says it has taken note of the Opposition’s position of not supporting the extension of the St James state of public emergency beyond the current request to be brought to Parliament. The resolution for the extension of the measure will…

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