Editors’ Forum | They used to chase us, too, says Red Cross - Humanitarian crews delegate clean-up work to residents after attacks

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The Jamaica Red Cross has revealed that its humanitarian teams have come under attack during community clean-ups and sensitisation drives, forcing the organisation to recruit or incorporate residents of volatile inner cities to execute campaigns….

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Five a day - Murders climb with November tying as second bloodiest month

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Despite the Government’s defence of its states of emergency (SOEs) as a success and vowing to expand its security crackdowns, five Jamaicans are murdered every day, with 36 homicides being recorded over the last week according to data from the…

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May Pen Market fire scorches Christmas dreams

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With tears streaming down her face, a woman who gave her name as Miss Patsy looked on in distress as the May Pen Market was transformed into a furnace just over three weeks before Christmas. As the devastation sank in, the 72-year-old hat vendor,…

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Christmas tree farming a family affair

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Ol’ McDonald had a farm way up in the Blue Mountains, and on that farm he planted juniper trees, and then to town he would take them. That was 1970s Penlyne Castle. It was the direct involvement of this mystical pioneer, according to storytelling…

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Top dog bites the bullet - Tim presses paws on career, living like royalty on police pension

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Andre Williams/Staff Reporter After closing the final chapter on a stellar career in crime fighting, Tim is now kicking up his heels at the Canine Division and living off his police pension. The service dog stole the limelight at the Jamaica…

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Three St James men killed in bizarre fashion in St Ann

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In what the police suspect to have been an illicit deal gone sour, three men of St James addresses died in St Ann on Saturday night, while one is in police custody and a firearm recovered. One man was shot dead in the car park of a popular St Ann…

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Mom’s struggle lights fire of HIV advocacy

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Having lost her mother to AIDS decades ago, 45-year-old Samantha O’Reilly*, who has been living with HIV for the past 25 years, prides herself on her advocacy work in sensitising Jamaicans that they can still have fulfilling lives after contracting…

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Healthy Caribbean Coalition calls for radical measures to tackle childhood obesity

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The Healthy Caribbean Coalition is calling for radical changes over the next decade to address childhood obesity in Jamaica and the wider region. Policy Advisor, Nicole Foster, said that 25.1 per cent of Jamaican children between the ages of five…

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Vaz Prep mourns teacher murdered in home invasion

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A sombre mood has taken over Vaz Preparatory School in St Andrew as administrators, teachers, and students were plunged into mourning following the shooting death of a teacher, Shermilla Russell-Craig.

 

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Reporters Without Borders calls for Jamaica to repeal court photo ban

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Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that advocates for press freedom, is calling for Jamaica to withdraw the recent legislative amendment which would see media workers and others being fined of up to $1 million or one year in…

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