Murder capital - Senate backs St Andrew South SOE extension to counter rising crime in police division

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A total of 402 murders and 441 shooting incidents were recorded in the last 30 months across the communities that fall within the St Andrew South Police Division, government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has revealed. Johnson Smith, the leader of…

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Phillips’ worth - Opposition leader and family declare $185m in assets, income for 2018

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The Gleaner has obtained documents giving, for the first time this year, a peek into the financial affairs of Opposition Leader Dr Phillips and his family. While the declarations of the prime minister and leader of the opposition by law should be…

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Caregivers turn blind eye to child abuse out of fear for own lives - Majority remain silent because of lack of confidence in justice system, says JFJ

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Eight out of every 10 Jamaican children have been exposed to some physical or psychological violence, according to the Junior Youth Minister, Alando Terrelonge. Another 64 per cent have been bullied, and almost 80 per cent have witnessed violence…

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‘Our children are hurting in this country’ - Boys’ home director calls for special facility to nurture young ones not fit for foster care

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Patrick Newman, director at the Mount Olivet Boys’ Home in Walderston, Manchester, says Jamaica needs some special facilities for children who are not candidates for foster care in order to nurture them in a loving environment. Newman made the call…

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Golding: Invest in human capital to drive growth

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While welcoming news that unemployment in the country is on the decline, the Opposition has called for greater investment in developing human capital to further drive growth. Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Planning Mark Golding mentioned that…

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News Briefs

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Alpart upgrade pushed back KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC): The Jamaican Government says the first stage of the rehabilitation and upgrading programme at the Chinese-owned Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO)/Alpart had been rescheduled for completion by…

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No work, no pay, McKenzie warns summer workers

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WESTERN BUREAU: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has threatened to pull the plug on the much-heralded Youth Summer Empowerment Programme should there be any semblance of malpractice in its implementation. “I have been getting complaints…

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Stevenson Samuels, Sam Vassell headline Mandeville Keswick convention

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The Reverend Doctors Stevenson Samuels and Sam Vassell will be the main speakers at the Mandeville Keswick Convention scheduled for July 21-29 at the Ridgemount United Church, Main Street, Mandeville. Samuels is the senior pastor at the Escarpment…

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Iran’s seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

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LONDON, England (AP): Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker on Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the West. The…

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#GLNRSumfest | Festival night one was largest ever - fire department

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Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer WESTERN BUREAU: Estimated as one of the largest crowds at Montego Bay’s Catherine Hall Complex, patrons at Friday night’s 27th instalment of Reggae Sumfest rivalled the population of a small…

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