‘It’s my classroom!’ - Unruly teachers still beating students despite warnings of possible criminal charges

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Some of the nation’s children are still experiencing, and witnessing, cases of child abuse in the classroom daily despite the Government’s directive that corporal punishment is prohibited in schools.One grade four primary school student told The…

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Bull Bay bleeding - Warring gangsters have residents under siege with at least three murders in the first two weeks of 2019

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Since the start of this year, a bloody gang war has claimed at least three lives in the Nine Miles to 11 Miles section of Bull Bay, St Andrew, with the violence spilling into the neighbouring Grants Pen in St Thomas.The killings have occurred below…

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‘Beating culture’ still active - Gordon Harrison not surprised that some teachers resort to - corporal punishment

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Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison says it is disappointing but not surprising that teachers and school administrators are still using corporal punishment as a means of control in the classrooms.”Quite frankly, I am not surprised and I…

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The loomimg threat of stressed teachers - JTA urges its members to seek help and not to abuse students

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Under pressure with crowded classroom and unruly students, scores of the island’s teachers are lamenting what they say is a lack of emotional support for them when they are stressed.According to the teachers, the lack ofsupport could lead to some…

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Bull Bay bleeding - MP wants more security and social intervention

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Member of Parliament for St Andrew East Rural Juliet Holness is calling for an increased presence of the security forces in Bull Bay community, where an upsurge in gangviolence has left several persons dead and residents living in fear in recent…

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‘Not one cent more for FINSAC report’ - Gov’t takes hard line in the face of a request for more money

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The long wait for the report from the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) Commission is set to drag on as a stalemate has reportedly developed between the Andrew Holness administration and the commission.More than seven years after the…

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Attorney shot dead at St Andrew home

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Attorney-at-law Gareth Forbes was shot dead at his home in Oakridge off Stillwell Road, Kingston 8 yesterday. The constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit reported that a relative found his body lying in a pool of blood about 10:00 pm. Upon…

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It’s Fedrick and Alia - Discus champ and top swimmer crown RJRGLEANER National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

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Swimming sensation Alia Atkinson and discus standout Fedrick Dacres yesterday walked away with the top awards at the RJRGLEANER National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.  Atkinson, who…

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Massive fire shuts down Rose Hall main road - IGL truck bursts into flames, driver seriously injured

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WESTERN BUREAU: It was like a major fireworks display along the Rose Hall main road in St. James yesterday morning, as flames lit up the skies from an IGL truck, which developed mechanical problems and burst into flames, resulting in a huge traffic…

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Gillian Haughton is new CEO of AMCHAM of Jamaica

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Effective February 11, Gillian A. Haughton will be the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM, Jamaica).In a press release yesterday, the organisation said that as CEO, Haughton would ensure that…

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