Editors’ Forum | J-FLAG: Schools not taking bullying of LGBT students seriously

Gleaner on May 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teenagers are being bullied in schools across Jamaica and administrators are doing nothing about it. That’s the word from executive director of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-…

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Where are they? - Efforts to recover missing children hampered by inefficiencies, reporting flaws

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Inefficiencies dog the Ananda Alert system established 10 years ago to help reunite missing children with their families, even as the country continues to see kids disappearing at the rate of one every six hours or four per day. Police data reveal…

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NIDS ruling holds Parliament to higher standard, say attorneys

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With the Constitutional Court formally adopting the position that the burden of proof now lies in the hands of lawmakers and not citizens, one member of the local Bar believes that the court’s affirmation of that premise by rejecting the National…

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Cops find another gun in SOE operation

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Two men have been taken into custody in connection with the seizure of an illegal firearm in Hanover by the security forces carrying out operations under the state of emergency (SOE) across three western parishes. Reports are that about 7 p.m. on…

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JTA condemns murders of students, teacher in April - Opposition renews call for appointment of education minister

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has strongly condemned the vicious murders of students Shantae Skyers and Tricia Morris and lecturer Samuel Martin, which took place within a three-week period, and is calling on Jamaicans to…

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Painful memories flood back - Relatives, State pay tribute to children killed tragically

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Fighting to hold back tears, the mother of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis, whose burnt body was found metres away from her home last August, yesterday joined other grieving parents to lay wreaths at the Crying Child monument at Secret Gardens in…

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News Briefs

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Three killed in St Mary crash Three persons died yesterday as a result of injuries they sustained after the motorcycle on which they were travelling crashed into a wall on the Oracabessa main road in St Mary. The deceased have been identified as 36…

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Caribbean countries warned to closely monitor water resources as drought continues

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology Monday urged Caribbean countries to “closely monitor water resources and try to conserve as much as possible, at least until June/July…

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Oh Dear!… UDC director slams Dirk Harrison over Rooms Report

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Winston Dear, a director of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has slammed former contractor general Dirk Harrison over the controversial ‘Rooms Report’ on the sale of Government assets in Ocho Rios, St Ann. In a letter to the editor published in today’s Gleaner, Dear said he was disturbed by the report.

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Opposition wants Vaz sent on leave pending land sale probe

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The parliamentary Opposition wants Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister Daryl Vaz sent on leave until the completion of an independent audit of the controversial sale of the Rooms on the Beach property in Ocho Rios, St Ann.  

 

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