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22,000 or 6,000? - Sharp disagreement over the number of abortions being done locally each year

Gleaner on July 14th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

With abortions being illegal in Jamaica, there is no official count on the number being done locally each year, and the estimate differs greatly, depending on which side of the divide one falls.For those in favour of legalising abortions, the number…

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Law a shackle when treating sexually active kids - Children’s Advocate warns NGOs against providing services to - children without parental consent

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Children’s Advo-cate Diahann Gordon Harrison has cautioned service providers and educators against offering treatment or contraceptives to children without parental knowledge.Responding to questions from The Sunday Gleaner, the Children’s Advocate…

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This is it! - Youthful France face Croatia’s veterans for World Cup

Gleaner on July 14th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

MOSCOW (AP):  France are the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia have the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet today in the World Cup final, with France going for…

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Solid support - More help coming for persons living with HIV/AIDS who face discrimination

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Scores of Jamaicans living with HIV/AIDS, who face stigma and discrimination, are set to get help with the establishment of the Jamaica Anti-Discrimination System for HIV (JADS)According to Jumoke Patrick, the executive director for the Jamaica…

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Abusive homosexuals - Intimate partner violence study for local LGBT community

Gleaner on July 14th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The three scars on his legs are a reminder of the day his male partner got violent and stabbed him, but 31-year-old Tony* blames himself for his injuries, as he says he should not have flirted with other guys while his partner was around.”We both…

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End abortion debate now - Groups agree there has been too much talk but no agreement on next step

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Two local non-governmental organisations - Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexual and Gays (J-FLAG) and the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC) - have thrown their weight behind a call by St Andrew West Rural Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-…

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$600m remake of TAJ building close to done

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Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reporting that the refurbishing of its offices at the Donald Sangster Building in central Kingston, which is now under way, should be done in less than two weeks.The building, which is located at 116 East Street,…

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Domestic workers wanted! - Labour ministry survey finds strong demand locally and overseas for low-skilled workers

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Scores of low-skilled Jamaicans could find employment as domestic workers as there is a high demand for persons to work in this area, locally and overseas, and the Ministry of Labour is projecting that the demand will remain high for the next two to…

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Legal legends Zaila, KD, Dorothy saluted by Bar Association

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The last time they were seen face to face in public was during the bruising Manat Enquiry back in 2011, with the two gladiators going at each other against the background of an allegation of ‘chair kicking’ many years earlier.But last Friday, K.D….

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Gun bribe - FLA probes middleman in weapons permit racket

Gleaner on July 14th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has revealed that a Manchester resident, who was extradited and convicted in the United States on drug-related charges, is being investigated for aiding and abetting the acquisition of hundreds of firearm…

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