Falling Through the Cracks | The agony of autism

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Tracy-Ann Betty at first did not want to go public with her story about the struggles she has faced with her severely autistic child. There were the usual considerations of what persons may have to say and whether she was bringing unnecessary…

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Frustrated but not giving up –Mario Deane’s defiant mom is still fighting for justice

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WESTERN BUREAU: As she has been doing for the past five years, Mercia Fraser – whose son Mario Deane died on Independence Day 2014, three days after a brutal beating at the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay, St James – marked the…

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No summer frolic for Sterling Castle children … Fear still grips community where 8-y-o Shante Skyers was murdered

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The fun and frolic expected from children during the summer has been absent in Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew, where eight-year-old Shante Skyers’ body was found in April. Despite the intervention of several non-governmental and state agencies…

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KPH lights to be installed this month – SERHA

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Chairman of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), Wentworth Charles, has assured that the non-functioning lights in two of the main operating theatres at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) will be installed this month. This assurance…

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New initiative improves critical thinking skills of future minds …Creative Language-based Learning Camp reaching students at all levels

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When students have trouble reading, it can affect their performance in practically all subject areas. Poor reading skills and comprehension can lead to frustration, low self-confidence, and poor grades. However, difficulty with reading and…

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Persons shun unaccredited labs … Facilities now rushing to be certified

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Several medical laboratories across Jamaica are busy ensuring that they take the necessary steps to get accredited, as they are now losing money because of customers’ refusal to do business with them. On June 16, The Sunday Gleaner, in an article…

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Crime prevention summit to outline comprehensive crime-fighting plan

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The findings of a National Crime and Violence Prevention Summit, held last week at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, is to be announced early next month, as the nation continues its battle against a scourge of shootings across the island….

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Cargo Handlers to modernise logistics business

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Cargo Handlers Limited has disclosed plans to invest US$900,000 ($122.4 million) in modernising its fleet of tankers trucks, petroleum tanks, among other equipment for its associated logistics company, Bulk Liquid Carriers Petroleum Transport,…

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New gas station model - Texaco dealer Wong-Lee opens multilevel service station arcade

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Petrol dealer Annette Wong-Lee says growing up in a clan of nine boys and two girls not only prepared her to hold her own, but to stand out in the tough world of the auto industry. She has now delivered what is being described as Jamaica’s first ‘…

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Cedric Stephens | Arbitrating insurance disputes

Gleaner on August 4th, 2019 | File Under Business News -

QUESTION: What is arbitration in the context of an insurance dispute? The company that insures my car and I do not agree on which of two drivers was at fault in a recent collision. The other driver caused the accident. I have evidence to prove it…

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