Daddy dearest - Charming Champion Boy is Mr Alcoholic Rage

Gleaner on October 6th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

I spent my early childhood years in a hellish household. Violence from my father’s drunkenness was chilling.My mother, a teacher and daughter of a pastor, never realised abuse when it started. She told me that she thought that he was playing until…

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Don’t stay married - Church leader’s message to abused women

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With Jamaicans trying to come to grips with a spate of domestic disputes ending in murder in recent weeks, president of the Jamaica Council of Churches, Merlyn Hyde-Riley, is concerned that some persons are remaining in loveless relationships…

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CRUEL CHRISTIANS! - Church leader blast those who use the Bible to justify abuse

Gleaner on October 6th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Acknowledging that the Bible has been used by some Christians in instances to justify abuse in the church, deputy general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Professor Isabel Apawo Phiri, has called upon the clergy to also consider…

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Migrant wipers - Devon House intersection first choice for hustlers forced to move after Three Miles closure

Gleaner on October 6th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

With the closure of the Three Miles intersection at the usually busy Portia Simpson Miller Square for road improvements, the windshield wipers, who are normally seen hustling there, have migrated to other sections of the Corporate Area, with the…

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New timeline for update of ‘laughable laws’

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More than one year after Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck first indicated that the Government would be speedily reviewing and modernising Jamaican laws with ridiculously low fines, the justice ministry is now promising that the first set will be…

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Painkiller fraud worry - J’cans forging doctors’ signatures to get highly addictive drugs

Gleaner on October 6th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Several Jamaicans are forging doctors’ signatures to secure strong pain-relieving drugs such as morphine and pethidine, raising fear among pharmacists that the country could be facing a growing abuse of prescription narcotics.At a meeting last…

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A1 Training Institute operator defends school in wake of criticisms

Gleaner on October 6th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Operator of A1 Training Institute, Julie Morris, is defending the integrity of the private entity, and charging that the critics are making mischief as it relates to her school.Responding to a recent publication in The Sunday Gleaner, Morris said…

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Reid defends removal of bullas from schools

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Education Minister Ruel Reid has defended the Government’s position to remove bullas from schools, noting that their checks have indicated that the initiative was a waste of resources.Reid, while addressing the 54th Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s…

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Murder in a barrel - Government senator urges Jamaicans overseas to stop shipping guns into the country

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Government Senator Kerensia Morrison has urged Jamaicans overseas to help stem the murder rate in their homeland by stopping the shipping of guns into the country.”Send us opportunities. Send us the school fees. Send the lunch money. Send the money…

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Focus more on how environment sustainability can improve growth - PIOJ

Gleaner on October 6th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A call is being made for a renewed focus on ways the country can benefit from the opportunities that the natural environment and environmental sustainability can provide, which can enhance Jamaica’s resilience and inclusiveness for all citizens….

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