Sweet threat - School-gate vendors could thwart sugary drink ban

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The Ministry of Health’s efforts to eliminate sweet drinks and other sugary products from schools could be stymied by the scores of vendors outside school gates despite several declaring their support for the plan.For the start of the new school…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Jamaicans should be interested in good governance because:

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Dr Christopher Charles:”If you are not interested in governance, governance will not work.”Professor Alvin Wint:”Ultimately, what improves the development prospects of the entire country is good governance at all levels.”Cecile Watson:”It keeps our…

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Good governance will bring back support for politics

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Poor governance, lack of accountability and transparency in the public sector have been cited among the leading reasons for increasing voter apathy towards the Jamaican political process, making it unattractive not only to millennials but to…

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Hurting women - Many traumatised after having abortion

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As the executive director of a pro-life organisation, Christina Milford interfaces with women and girls on a daily basis who are experiencing extreme guilt and trauma after aborting their babies.”We recognise that abortion kills babies and hurts…

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Pawns for parents - Children used as tools in custody battles

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The Corporate Area Family Court in downtown Kingston is seeing an average of eight custody applications per day as mothers and fathers battle over the control of their children.According to one social worker at the Child Protection and Family…

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Criminals’ haven - Half-Way Tree premises with unfinished building providing cover for thugs preying on persons in busy commercial area

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A developing property in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, is providing a haven for drug pushers, a hideout for illegal taxi operators, a home for some squatters, and a dark, foul arena where women are sexually assaulted.Sunday Gleaner sources say women…

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Depression widespread among 55-64-year-old Trelawny, Manchester men, survey shows

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There are calls for a deeper analysis of a national survey which has shown that there is an unusually high rate of depression among Jamaican men in the 55 to 64 year age group, particularly from the parishes of Manchester and Trelawny.More women are…

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Capital expenditure 5% ahead of target, finance minister discloses

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Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has disclosed that the Government has so far exceeded its capital expenditure budget by five per cent.

The capital budget is the money set aside for new projects like roads, schools, and hospitals.

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Expelled Calabar students still in limbo

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Students of Calabar High School in St Andrew who were barred from entering fifth form will have to wait until Monday to know the way forward.This comes after The Gleaner first reported that grade 10 students who attained an average of less than 60…

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Road hazard – Safety of children and elderly main concern for Three Miles alternate route - residents

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The planned eight-month closure of the east and westbound approaches to the Three Miles intersection in St Andrew is cause for concern, according to some residents along portions of the alternative route.They say that in addition to the expected…

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