UPDATED: WALL OF SHAME? - Parents want booted ex-ministers’ names removed from CMU monument

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Parents of prospective students of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) got a shocker recently as they toured the grounds of the Palisadoes Park institution in Kingston and noticed the names of booted Cabinet ministers Ruel Reid and Dr Andrew…

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Diagnosis zero - Fear of stigma, medications leave children showing signs of mental illness without proper interventions

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Many Jamaican children with mental health disorders are not getting access to the required interventions that could make them productive members of the society in their later years. As a result, several of these youngsters end up turning to a life…

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WALL OF SHAME? - Parents want booted ex-ministers’ names removed from CMU monument

Gleaner on August 2nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Parents of prospective students of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) got a shocker recently as they toured the grounds of the Palisadoes Park institution in Kingston and noticed the names of booted Cabinet ministers Ruel Reid and Dr Andrew…

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Rise United goes clear with MP support - Brown Burke a torch bearer of Simpson Miller’s legacy

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The Rise United team of People’s National Party (PNP) leadership challenger Peter Bunting is now ahead with member of parliament support, according to The Gleaner’s weekly on-the-ground tracking ahead of the September 7 presidential polls. Members…

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Edna Manley moves to review sexual harassment policy

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Rocked by allegations of predatory sexual harassment and cover-ups, the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts has established a committee to improve transparency, fairness, and safety at the institution. The seven-member Possibilities…

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Burke: I was wrong

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Former General Secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP) Paul Burke has turned on the extinguisher on the firestorm he created when he said his wife deceived him in lining up behind presidential challenger Peter Bunting. Burke wrote to the…

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Man gets eight life sentences, must serve 66 ½ years before parole

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Kemar Thompson, who shot and killed several people in separate incidents over three months, has been given eight life sentences and must serve a total of 66 ½ years before being eligible for parole. Thompson, who was charged with eight…

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70,000 students to benefit from breakfast programme

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Some 70,000 vulnerable students at the primary and early childhood levels will benefit from a breakfast programme, which will roll out at the start of the new school year in September. Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education,…

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Kingston man on receiving stolen property charge gets $100,000 bail

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Twenty-three-year-old labourer Quewayne Jackson, of Jones Town, Kingston 12, who is charged with receiving stolen property, has been granted $100,000 bail with a surety. Parish judge Broderick Smith ordered Jackson to return to the Kingston and St…

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‘Kicking the habit’…More than 100 Jamaicans complete substance abuse treatment

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More than 100 persons from vulnerable communities across the island have successfully completed substance misuse treatment under the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III. The beneficiaries, who hail from Kingston, St Andrew, St…

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