Illness might have driven bishop to sexual harassment – Dufour

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The banning from priestly ministry of former Bishop of Mandeville Gordon Bennett for sexual harassment has come as a shocker for the local Catholic Church, but Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston, the Reverend Charles Dufour, has questioned whether ill…

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Courting deadbeats - Thousands face law annually for child maintenance

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Jamaican women haul nearly 5,000 fathers to court for child maintenance every year. Data from Court Management Services (CMS) show that an annual average of 4,775 fathers are brought to book for not paying their share of child support. That number…

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Editors’ Forum | Operation Change Jamaica - Army chief plans to beef up troops, enlist every youth in Service Corps

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The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has embarked on an ambitious 20-year strategy that has as its ultimate goal a significant drawdown of troops who engage in joint security operations with the police and an expansion of the Service Corps programme to…

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Fisher: Make Ja’s voting system fully digital

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Fresh from returning from Nigeria’s parliamentary elections, held on February 23, Jamaica’s former election boss, Orette Fisher, says that the Caribbean nation should move towards a fully digitised voting process by introducing computerised elector…

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Editors’ Forum | JDF succession in train

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Just over two years into his tenure as chief of defence staff, Lieutenant General Rocky Ricardo Meade has already met a personal objective of ensuring that there will be a suitable pool of qualified heirs when he demits office. On December 1, 2016…

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Landowner sues NWA for $18m

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is being sued for $18 million by a St Mary resident who claims that the state-owned entity failed to compensate him for lands acquired for the construction of the Ocho Rios bypass. In documents obtained by The…

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#BujuLive: The long wait is over - Gargamel delivers

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It was a prayerful Buju Banton who graced the stage at the National Stadium in Kingson on Saturday night asking, “have mercy on me”. Dressed in all white, the ‘Gargamel’ hit the stage about 11:30 p.m., and it was pandemonium as he went on bended…

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89% of suicide victims are men

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Amid revelations that almost nine in every 10 suicide victims in Jamaica are male, a counsellor has urged men to find sounding boards to talk through their stress and hurt and not bottle up their rage and anxiety. Donovan Thomas, founder of Choose…

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89% of suicide victims are men

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Amid revelations that almost nine in every 10 suicide victims in Jamaica are male, a counsellor has urged men to find sounding boards to talk through their stress and hurt and not bottle up their rage and anxiety. Donovan Thomas, founder of Choose…

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Teachers drafting policy to clamp down on sex abuse

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The teaching profession is without a sexual harassment policy despite years of reports of inappropriate heterosexual and homosexual contact between students and teachers in Jamaica’s schools, some of which have led to the arrests of adults in the…

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