Battered & bruised but women hit back - 71% of abused females lash out at their intimate partners

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For just over three years, Donna* lived with a man who would slap her if the dinner was late, kick and punch her if she spoke too quietly on the phone he had bought her, and beat her mercilessly if he assumed she was cheating.Then she fought back,…

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Still suffering in silence - Women refusing to report incidents of domestic violence despite calls to speak up

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One in every five Jamaican women who experience physical or sexual abuse from their intimate partners stays silent about the incident, despite efforts to get them to speak up and the international example being set by groups such as the #MeToo…

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Woman Inc to the rescue again - Transitional home coming for abuse victims

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For years, abused women have been able to find a temporary sanctuary at the Woman Incorporated Crisis Centre (Woman Inc). Now the administrators say they intend to do more by opening up a transitional home for victims of domestic violence.According…

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Raiding the cradles - Children accounted for more than half of Jamaica’s rape victims last year

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Twenty-seven children under 10 years old were raped across Jamaica last year as cold-hearted adults continued to steal their innocence.They were among 261 children reportedly raped during the year, with the children accounting for more than half of…

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DNA test saves rape accused

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Donald Chinloy smiled with a faraway look in his eyes minutes after he was told that the result of a DNA test had cleared him of allegations of rape, abduction and robbery.”God know dat mi neva guilty. The DNA further prove that mi never do it, but…

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‘Cougar’ country - Older women main culprits as more than 50 per cent of Jamaica’s teenage boys engage in transactional sex

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Older women main culprits as more than 50 per cent of Jamaica’s teenage boys engage in transactional sexMore than 50 per cent of Jamaica’s boys between the ages of 15 and 19 years old are engaged in transactional sex, and one expert…

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Teenagers getting high on ‘Lean’ - NCDA seeing more cases of students using new dangerous drug

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The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is urging parents and school officials to be on the lookout, following an increase in the number of students experimenting with a new deadly drug called ‘Lean’, and vape cigarettes. Lean, which…

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Deportees dip - 20% reduction in the number of persons deported to Jamaica last year

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The number of Jamaicans deported back to the island declined sharply last year, with almost half being sent home for having overstayed their welcome in foreign lands.The 2017 Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica (ESSJ) released by the Planning…

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Football Fever | Argentina anguish - Messi sent packing by France and Ronaldo joins him as Uruguay downs Portugal

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Argentina fans could not hide their emotions as they watched France end their 2018 World Cup dream.France’s joy meant heartbreak for Argentina, whose supporters around the world, including those here in Jamaica, accept that their star-studded…

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Wild Sanchez - Singer lights up Barbican Beach with ‘Signature’ sound

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Last Thursday, The Appleton Signature Nights concert series continued its nomadic move across the island, making a stop at Barbican Beach Bar with the incomparable, sensational human jukebox Sanchez.Tables and chairs laid out across the sandy floor…

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