Police Fed Up - Outgoing Police Federation head blasts Gov’t about poor working conditions

Gleaner on May 17th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

“No more!” That is what outgoing chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation Sergeant Cecil McCalla said to Government regarding the practice of police personnel working overtime and not being properly compensated.McCalla was addressing a militant…

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Abortion is murder! - Deacon says women have no right to terminate pregnancies

Gleaner on May 17th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Deacon Peter Espeut has described abortion, whether safe or unsafe, as murder and has asserted that no woman should be given that right.He was commenting on a recent survey finding that 42 per cent of persons polled agreed that women should have the…

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June bounty for teachers - Finance ministry to pay increase by next month after signing of new wage agreement

Gleaner on May 17th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The island’s public school teachers should see a five per cent increase in their basic salaries come payday next month.The teachers will also see increases in several allowances, plus any top-up that they may be due on the five per cent retroactive…

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J’cans not willing to admit to abortions - Abrahams

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Fewer than 50 per cent of Jamaicans have said that they know someone who has done an illegal abortion. However, one of the island’s leading gynaecologists, Dr Michael Abrahams, is not convinced that that number is accurate.”It is quite likely that…

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‘I had to seek greener pastures’ - Some J’cans got caught in Windrush Generation rip-stream, says returning resident

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In 1954, Stanley Roy Archer departed Jeffrey Town, St Mary, and headed to England, then seen as ‘greener pastures’, to earn an honest living to take care of his family. He ended up being caught in the rip-stream of what became known as the Windrush…

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International press freedom group concerned about Data Protection Bill

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The international press freedom advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written to Minister of Energy, Science and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley to express concerns about what it says is the chilling effect that the proposed Data…

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Don’t rush it, educate us - Groups want more information on Data Protection Bill

Gleaner on May 17th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Government has been urged to slow down the process of enacting the controversial Data Protection Bill into law as people continue to digest it and understand all the implications.President of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) Dionne Jackson…

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CDF tosses Ian Hayles’ request - No support for school programme on leased lands

Gleaner on May 17th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) committee of Parliament on Tuesday rejected a project request from Hanover Western Member of Parliament Ian Hayles, who sought approval for $2.4 million for “Green Island Primary School multipurpose hall 2018-…

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Police disrupt murderous Dexter Street gang

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Police investigators believe that they have “significantly disrupted” the murderous rampage of the Dexter Street gang following the arrest of 17 members of the Westmoreland-based network.According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, the…

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Higher fines coming for persons trafficking contraband into prison

Gleaner on May 17th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Government is taking steps to impose more stringent fines on persons who smuggle contraband into correctional facilities.State Minister for National Security Rudyard Spencer said that the Government would be reviewing the Corrections Act to…

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