Mom’s second chance - Mother on road to redemption showers kids in state care with love

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Jamaica’s chief child welfare organisation estimates that fewer than 40 per cent of parents maintain a relationship with their offspring in state care, and 29-year-old Shellian Somans is among them. The mother of five has won the admiration of…

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Makeover mom ‘extraordinary’

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Twenty-nine-year-old Shellian Somans has been showered with praise by childcare officials despite having three of her kids forcibly enrolled into state care because she was unable to assure their welfare. Somans, who maintains the bonds with her…

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Cops deny trimming Rasta kids in family tug of war

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Amid mounting public condemnation for abuse of power and human-rights breaches and a multiagency investigation, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has denied a reggae singer’s allegations that the police trimmed his Rastafarian children and fed…

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Mother’s Day behind bars - Domestic abuse, ‘survival crimes’ major factors why moms imprisoned

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Warders at the relocated Fort Augusta Female Correctional Facility last week urged the Government to put more resources into fighting the scourge of domestic violence in Jamaica, hinting that it is often the root of many of the crimes for which…

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PM still mum on Integrity red flag - Three MPs hit back at not being cleared by commission

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Three sitting members of parliament have reacted to the publication of their names by the Integrity Commission in its annual report for 2017, stating that the lawmakers could not be “cleared” despite submitting their statutory declarations for the…

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We are proud moms! - Mothers of entertainers say motherhood is the absolute best!

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Motherhood is described as a journey that encapsulates the best of times and the worst of times. Many mothers have described raising children as the scariest yet most exciting thing they’ve ever done. With no manual available on how to tackle the…

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IAAF World Relays | Jamaicans take second spot in World Relays points table

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YOKOHAMA, Japan: After squeezing into the final as one of the fastest losers, Jamaica’s women sprint relay team corrected their errors from day one, to produce an exceptional performance to win a silver medal on the final day of the 2019 IAAF…

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IAAF World Relays | Women shine in 4×100m final, men struggle to sixth

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Jamaica’s women produced an impressive run to secure the silver medal in the 4×100m relay final at the IAAF World Relays inside the Yokohama International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan on Sunday.  Anchored by a flying Jonielle Smith, the…

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From darkness to ‘insight’ with Tamika Curruthers | Outlook - Jamaica Gleaner

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From darkness to ‘insight’ with Tamika Curruthers | Outlook  Jamaica Gleaner

The trumpeting start of Etana’s I Rise filled the soothing space, only to be interrupted by these five words: ‘Emerald Gifted Hands. Good afternoon.’ A pleasant …

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Blind outrage

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The reluctance of representatives at one of the country’s leading financial institutions to give blind and visually impaired individuals debit cards, and accessibility problems at ABMs locally, have led the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB) to…

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