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Fast getaway - Rogue police inspector resigns after eluding sting operation

Gleaner on December 1st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A senior cop who allegedly tipped off a gangster about a plan being devised by the Jamaican police, with assistance from international law-enforcement agencies, to apprehend him, has been allowed to quietly resign from the Jamaica Constabulary…

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Editors’ Forum | Red Cross volunteers stay busy despite disaster break

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Representatives of the Jamaica Red Cross (JRC) say they are enjoying a ‘blue sky’ period bereft of any major crises, but social-intervention initiatives post the West Kingston incursion and in other vulnerable communities across the island keep…

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Editors’ Forum | No place for politics - Red Cross not afraid to tell politicians to step aside

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Attempts by local politicians to cash in on the work of the Red Cross have been rebuffed by representatives of the Jamaican arm of the international humanitarian organisation, which has vowed to keep its work away from their tentacles. The Red…

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Family services body working with parents to break cycle of violent discipline

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For the first time in five years, it would appear that Jamaicans are getting the message that physical violence towards a child, or beating, is not the best method of enforcing discipline. According to UNICEF Jamaica, eight out of 10 children in…

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Ja-born bishop blesses Canterbury Cathedral with Tosh’s music

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Jah is My Keeper, a composition by Jamaican reggae icon Peter Tosh, resonated mystically within the ancient walls of the celebrated Canterbury Cathedral in England yesterday afternoon, during the service of installation for Jamaica-born Rose…

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Half-Way Tree hell - Gov’t moves to alleviate traffic humbug in popular capital

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The government is to implement a pilot project it hopes will cauterise the traffic congestion choking Half-Way Tree – the St Andrew parish capital – which has pedestrians and drivers alike in fear to traverse the area. Robert Montague, the minister…

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24,000 new voters now in position to help determine next government

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Jamaica’s 18th general election could be held on the voters’ list produced by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) and published yesterday with the addition of more than 24,000 new voters. The EOJ, in a release, said the names of 71,529 dead…

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Who is Joel Andem?

Gleaner on December 1st, 2019 | File Under More News -

On the morning of May 27, 2004, when news broke that a joint police-military team led by Senior Superintendent Donald Pusey had successfully tracked and captured the nation’s most wanted criminal, Joel Andem, law enforcement breathed a collective…

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Land Lease serves notice against ‘negative stigma’ over Andem

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Residents of the once volatile community of Land Lease in Eastern St Andrew are tired of the negative stigma that hounds them like an albatross around their necks and have been making moves to shake it off by uplifting themselves. The community is…

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Daddy not available - Children suffering as fathers failing to officially acknowledge, accept paternity

Gleaner on December 1st, 2019 | File Under More News -

Since 2016, more than 24,000 fathers have yet to acknowledge paternity for their children, according to the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), which has been ramping up efforts to get dads to come forward. Nicole Whyte, marketing and planning…

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