Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Deadly silence! - Killers of schoolgirls in Arnett still free because witnesses not talking

Gleaner on September 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

More than a month after 14-year-old Yetanya Francis was raped and murdered in Trench Town, the detectives assigned to the case are yet to make a breakthrough, and the silence of persons who might have witnessed the dastardly act is worrying for Prudence…

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Jamaicans not moving enough - Only 48 per cent attempted to increase physical activity last year

Gleaner on September 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Despite an extensive national crusade to get Jamaicans moving, the latest national health and lifestyle survey has shown that 52 per cent of Jamaicans made no attempt to increase their physical activity last year, and for most of those who work, the…

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Easy as A, BC for infants - Ja, Barbados top 58 regional states in access to early childhood programmes

Gleaner on September 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica’s early childhood programme has been hailed as an example for the region by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).The IDB has also ranked Jamaica and Barbados at the top of 58 low- and middle-income countries in Latin America and the…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | 9-y-o sexual assault victim saved by a call

Gleaner on September 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A nine-year-old girl who was being sexually abused by her father was saved from his clutches after she made a phone call to Crime Stop.Prudence Gentles, manager of the National Crime Prevention Fund, said that the little girl called Crime Stop after…

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Tufton seeks legal advice on patients’ health records

Gleaner on September 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has gone to the Attorney General’s Chambers for advice on how to handle disputes involving individuals and health institutions about demands for medical records.According to Tufton, he decided to seek the legal…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | After 29 years, 27,000 calls, no identity disclosed by Crime Stop

Gleaner on September 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Twenty-nine years after business leaders brainstormed for ideas to stem the tide of violent crimes, especially homicides, and created Crime Stop as a reward programme for safe and anonymous information, there is a satisfaction that no caller to the…

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Canada to spark regional ganja boom - Former Mexican president sees bright future for the weed

Gleaner on September 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Former president of Mexico Vicente Fox Quesada is anticipating a boom in the cannabis industry after October 17, when Canada will become the first G7 nation to legalise the sale of recreational marijuana.The move is projected to lead to $5 billion…

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Wisynco lowers sugar for schools - Company to implement new beverage policy in November

Gleaner on September 29th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Chairman of the Wisynco Group William Mahfood has announced that effective November 1, his company will no longer sell beverages that have more than six grams of added sugar per 100ml to preparatory, primary, and secondary schools.”Obesity is a…

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Compensate them! - Knight wants redress for PPV operators over illegally imposed fees

Gleaner on September 29th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition Senator K.D. Knight is suggesting that the Andrew Holness administration give consideration to compensating operators of public passenger vehicles (PPV) who, for nearly three decades, were being forced to pay fees that were illegally…

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Hotel horror - Tourist shoots gunman-rapist in MoBay resort drama

Gleaner on September 29th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU :The festering crime problem that has been plaguing St James jolted the tourism sector on Thursday night when a gunman barged into a hotel room in Montego Bay and raped two female tourists before he lost possession of his weapon and…

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