Editors’ Forum | HWT, downtown no-go zones for gays - Advocates say they’re targets of violence, ridicule by cops

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Members of Jamaica’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community say there still exist no-go zones within the Corporate Area where their lives are openly threatened because of their sexual orientation and where the police are often…

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Grindley wants $40m - Ex-Petrojam boss claims wrongful dismissal, reputational damage

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The discarded general manager of Petrojam, Floyd Grindley, is seeking $40 million from the state-owned oil refinery on the grounds of wrongful dismissal and reputational damage, The Sunday Gleaner has learnt. Sources say that Grindley’s letter to…

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Editors’ Forum | LGBTs want seat at national table

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Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community are insisting that they be included in national campaigns that focus on the protection of the rights of the vulnerable in society. Speaking at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last…

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Editors’ Forum | Up to 30% of J’cans believed gay, lesbian

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Research commissioned by the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) in March 2019 has concluded that between seven and 30 per cent of the population are believed to be lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT), and a…

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‘We will rebuild’ - Seaforth principal resolute after fire razes arts block

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It was the symbol of potential and the structure housing artwork that had copped prestigious awards, but the arts block of the Seaforth High School stood bare and charred yesterday after fire ravaged the building early yesterday morning. The scene…

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Shaw backs tasers to fight farm thieves - Says drastic measures require draconian action

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Seemingly exasperated by the prevalence of praedial larceny in Jamaica, Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw has endorsed the use of stun guns to disarm and accost criminals who pillage crops and steal livestock. Shaw’s riposte, delivered at the annual…

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By-election campaign finance declarations due May 16

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The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) yesterday issued reminders to Ann-Marie Vaz and Damion Crawford that disclosures of their Portland Eastern campaign contributions and expenses for the April 4 polls are due by May 16, in accordance with the…

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MoBay cemetery to become parking lot

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The St James Municipal Corporation is pressing ahead with plans to bulldoze a cemetery along Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in the western resort city of Montego Bay and turn it into a parking lot. The move is aimed at giving the Hip Strip a new lease on…

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‘This is not a normal place’ - Shields backs state of emergency for crime crisis

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News last week that a 14-day state of emergency (SOE) would be imposed in the parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover and St James has received the unqualified backing of a senior security consultant, who said ordinary citizens will have to give up more…

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Jamaican researcher tells of love affair with science

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Having been dubbed a slow learner and failed every course in her second semester at university, ace researcher Dr Theresa Rambaran is passionate about seeing more girls proving their mettle in the field of science, technology, engineering and…

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