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Has release of reputed gangster triggered review of Ja’s parole system?

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There are indications that the release of a reputed gangster, who was sentenced to a total of 90 years in prison, has triggered a directive from the National Security Council (NSC) for a comprehensive review of the parole process.The Office of the…

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‘Fewer kids murdered’ - Stats show decline in major crimes against youth; advocate hoping for further reduction

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Fewer children are being murdered, according to the latest data from the police, but children’s advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison believes that the 2018 figures are quite alarming nonetheless.The statistics reveal that from January 1 to October 31,…

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Educate families about mental illness, says family therapist

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WESTERN BUREAU:Well-known western Jamaica-based family therapist Dr Beverly Scott is calling on the Ministry of Health to provide sensitisation training for the families of mentally ill persons so that they will be better equipped to properly treat…

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Unemployment down to 8.4 per cent - STATIN

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Jamaica has recorded a further decline in the unemployment rate, with the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) reporting that unemployment has fallen by 2.9 percentage points, to 8.4 per cent as at July 2018. “This was mainly due to an…

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Sexual assault of US tourists a Caribbean problem, new investigative article reports

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Other Caribbean countries have been listed as areas that pose a threat to American tourists, according to a second investigative piece published by the Free Press, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.Jamaica was dragged into the spotlight on…

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TPDCo implements anti-harassment initiatives for tourists

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The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has implemented anti-harassment initiatives and security measures to ensure a safe and hassle-free environment for tourists.A major thrust launched in September was the ‘Treat Our Visitors Right’…

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14-y-o burnt to death in domestic dispute

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CLARENDON:Fourteen-year-old Leroy Hamilton of Central High School in May Pen, Clarendon, was burnt to death at his home in Stewarton Gully, Mocho, early yesterday morning.Hamilton got caught in the crossfire between his mother and her 42-year-old…

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Increasing water demand pushes NWC to search for larger sources

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Plans are in the pipeline of the National Water Commission (NWC) to significantly expand its water transmission systems by utilising larger and more reliable sources such as the Rio Bueno in Trelawny to meet the demand of the growing population….

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Jamaica Moves to appoint student health ambassadors

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The Ministry of Health, through its Jamaica Moves initiative, will be training and appointing student ambassadors who will be charged with passing on the message of healthy lifestyle to their peers.The initiative was recently launched in pilot…

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US Embassy: Safety of our citizens number-one priority

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The United States Embassy, through its Public Affairs Department, yesterday advised US citizens to contact the nearest consulate or the Office of Overseas Citizens Services should they encounter incidents of sexual assault or other forms of crime…

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