Raped, ravaged and roughed up by the justice system

Gleaner on November 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Monica Artherina* had just graduated from university in 2013 and was fine-tuning arrangements to take up a few job offers overseas when her life started taking a turn for the worse.She not only failed to secure the overseas job, but in the process…

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Reining them in! - Mercenary lawyers cause GLC to consider new rules on contingency fees

Gleaner on November 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Faced with a mountain of allegations against attorneys-at-law, the General Legal Council (GLC) is considering several changes to tighten the rules governing contingency fees charged by lawyers operating in Jamaica.Under a contingent fee arrangement…

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The right to romp - Experts say Jamaican children need more places and times to play

Gleaner on November 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Although Jamaica signed the UN Treaty which guarantees the right of every child to play, there are concerns that a dearth of safe play spaces, particularly in dense urban communities, is preventing Jamaican children from fully enjoying this right.”I…

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Balancing act - MP Holness confident that Jamaican woman can juggle a career and a family

Gleaner on November 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

More Jamaican women are choosing profession over procreation, with Jamaica falling to two children per woman, down from three per woman in 1994.But Member of Parliament for St Andrew East Rural Juliet Holness is adamant that Jamaican women can have…

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Stolen innocence - Children as young as five years old infected with HIV through sexual predators

Gleaner on November 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A medical review of adolescents with sexually acquired HIV in Jamaica has found that the majority had their first sexual experience between 10 and 14 years old, but in some cases children as young as five years old have also been infected.This…

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Unidentified body found in container prepped for export

Gleaner on November 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Senior police investigators are now awaiting the result of a post-mortem as they probe a mystery surrounding a body found in a container at a facility operated by a major St Catherine-based exporter last Thursday.Sunday Gleaner sources say the empty…

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Missing witnesses pressure cops

Gleaner on November 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) investigators are spending thousands of hours hunting down key witnesses in cases before the courts.The cops have spent the time visiting last known addresses, quizzing associates, and scouring morgues, hospitals and…

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Relief & Anger - Former Messado co-accused blasts cops after being freed by the court

Gleaner on November 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Beverly Barakat, the property consultant and real estate dealer who was a co-accused in one of the fraud cases against attorney-at-law Jennifer Messado, is happy she has been cleared by the court but livid at how the police went about constructing…

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Labourites want leader to create more jobs even as unemployment declines

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Motivated to achieving it all, despite odds

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