‘Shame child predators’ - Victim support exec urges Jamaicans to stop excusing sexual abuse by dirty old men

Gleaner on June 25th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaicans should stop glorifying and start naming and shaming “dirty old men” and “cradle robbers” – adult males who sexually prey on underage girls – Joy Crawford, executive director of Eve For Life, has urged. A panellist at the Female…

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Sept PNP run-off - NEC recommends presidential polls two weeks before conference

Gleaner on June 25th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Peter Bunting Rise United camp’s opposition to a much earlier special delegates’ conference for the run-off between himself and Phillips in a People’s National Party (PNP) leadership race has seemingly paid off, with the National Executive…

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‘Mi no save nothing’ - Sleepless nights after blaze leaves elderly man, 4-yo daughter homeless

Gleaner on June 25th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

An elderly man and his four-year-old daughter have accepted an invitation for temporary residence in a makeshift room which belongs to a neighbour after an inferno torched their home last week Monday. Calvin Afflick, 63, was a picture of anguish…

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Not tough enough - US raps Jamaica for limp action in human trafficking crackdown

Gleaner on June 25th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica retained its Tier 2 ranking in the State Department’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report but has been chided for not being aggressive enough in prosecuting offenders and protecting victims. Kingston was praised for increased expenditure on…

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Skyers family worries case will go cold - Ananda Dean’s father says cops not doing enough to hunt child killers

Gleaner on June 25th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Two months after eight-year-old Shantae Skyers was raped, murdered and her body dumped in bushes on her way home from school in her rural St Andrew community, relatives are afraid her attacker could escape justice as investigators are still trying…

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PEP euphoria too much to bear for relatives of slain 12-y-o

Gleaner on June 25th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The jubilation among grade six students and their families after the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) results were released last Friday was hard to take in for the family of slain 12-year-old Dujon DaCosta. The young student athlete, who reportedly had a…

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Manchester Fraud Trial | Integrity Commission rep says fraud probe was fair

Gleaner on June 25th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Manchester: As questions surfaced yesterday about the manner in which the probe into the multimillion-dollar fraud at the Manchester Municipal Corporation was conducted, a representative of the Integrity Commission insisted that the probe was done…

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Manchester’s new custos takes oath

Gleaner on June 25th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Businessman Garfield Green was yesterday sworn in as the incoming custos rotulorum for Manchester in a brief ceremony at King’s House. He is set to replace Sally Porteous, who will demit office on July 1, after serving for seven years. Governor…

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Post-Cabinet press briefings to resume shortly

Gleaner on June 25th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

After more than four months without a post-Cabinet press briefing, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has indicated that they will resume in short order. Cabinet meetings are held on Monday and are usually followed by a press briefing on…

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T&T knocks United States over trafficking report

Gleaner on June 25th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): The United States government says it looks forward to working with the Trinidad and Tobago government after Port-of-Spain reacted angrily to a State Department report that placed the oil-rich twin-island republic…

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