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Broken families - Mother-father relationships deteriorate four years after birth of child, study shows

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Recently disclosed data have shown significant deterioration in the relationship between mothers and the fathers of their children by the time the infant reaches four years old.The research examined families that had babies born between July and…

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US partners with Jamaica to fight human trafficking

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The United States Government has provided US$4.5 million (J$540m) to support a local initiative aimed at significantly denting the incidence of human trafficking, especially as it affects children in Jamaica.A Child Protection Compact Partnership…

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Four perish in Negril two-bike crash

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Western Bureau:A popular sound system selector and a renowned photographer were among four persons killed when two speeding motorcycles crashed head-on along the heavily used Nampriel Road in Negril, Westmoreland, on Wednesday nightThe deceased have…

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Hooked on bushes - Parents introducing traditional medicine to infants

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Staying true to a cultural heritage formed long before modern medicine, Jamaicans continue to administer bush medicine to children for different ailments from as early as nine months after birth. For the most part, though, parents have consistently…

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JSPCA forced to put down 65% of rescued animals

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The Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA) says that it is forced to humanely end the lives of over 65 per cent of its intake due to health reasons and a lack of resources.”We are going over 7,000 animals that are coming in…

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Lack of resources biggest impediment to access to education - U-Report

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Sixty-nine per cent of Jamaican youth have identified lack of resources in schools as a factor affecting children’s access to education, according to the findings of the first U-Report Jamaica poll which asked youngsters between the ages of 13 and…

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Papine Market upgrade could be fast-tracked after fire - Mayor

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Longstanding plans to upgrade the Papine Market may have to be fast-tracked after fire destroyed a section of the building early Thursday morning, according to Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams.”The fire that ripped through a section of the market…

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Proposed changes to transport policy could spell ‘chaos’ - Phillips

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A prelude to chaos! That’s how Opposition Spokesman on Transport Mikael Phillips has described proposed plans by his government counterpart, Robert Montague, to grant unlimited licences to operate in the public transportation sector.In a news…

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PSOJ warns against poor governance practices

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The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is urging the minister of finance and the public service to urgently facilitate the appointment of a fully qualified chairman of the board of the National Housing Trust (NHT).In a news release…

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Three sent on leave at KPH for improper disposal of neonates

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Three employees of the Kingston Public Hospital have been sent on leave, pending investigations into the discovery of the improper disposal of the bodies of two neonates last month.The bodies were being stored inside the morgue at the institution…

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