‘My son’s afraid’ - Mother demands Homestead principal apologise for allegedly slapping sixth-grader in face

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While Kerry-Ann McPherson has decided against pressing assault charges against Homestead Primary principal Sophia Deer for allegedly slapping her 13-year-old son in the face last week, she is demanding that the school administrator apologise for…

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‘If rain nuh fall, dog nyam we supper’ - Guy’s Hill district thirsts for water and attention

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Decades of neglect by successive political administrations have left residents of Bonnett, a rural community in Guy’s Hill, St Catherine, disenchanted with both political parties – the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the parliamentary…

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Poll: Publish politicians’ incomes, assets - Most J’cans want to see statutory declarations of police and others

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More than 60 per cent of Jamaicans want the statutory filings of parliamentarians, senior civil servants, and members of the security forces to be made public. At the same time, 27 per cent of Jamaicans surveyed in the latest RJRGLEANER-…

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Old Harbour crackdown

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Two weeks after a Gleaner exposé about drug trafficking and gunrunning between Jamaica and Haiti through Old Harbour Bay, the security forces have turned up the heat on boatmen involved in the illicit trade, netting more than a dozen detainees….

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Double tragedy - Mother grieves as two sons go missing years apart, vanishing without a trace

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Eleven years after her then 16-year-old son went missing, Westmoreland resident Dorothy Hall never imagined that another son would face a similar fate when he accompanied a friend to Petersfield in the parish last July. Hall, who is from Jerusalem…

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Tired of bath pans - Guy’s Hill folk demand that water woes be addressed

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Residents of several communities in and around Guy’s Hill, St Catherine, have been living without consistent piped water for decades, relying almost exclusively on rainfall and nearby streams to grow their crops and conduct household chores. It…

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No vote of confidence - Jamaicans not happy with efforts of anti-corruption watchdog

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As the island’s two-year-old Integrity Commission struggles to distinguish itself as a decisive campaigner against graft, a recent RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll has revealed that fewer Jamaicans have confidence in the oversight body to…

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PEP problem-free, Samuda declares - 40,000 sit ability test today

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Karl Samuda, minister with portfolio responsibility for the ministry of education, youth and information, has declared the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) free of the problems that bedevilled its first official sitting last year. “All the kinks have…

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Weinstein sent to slammer for rape

Gleaner on February 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

NEW YORK (AP): Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and was led off to prison in handcuffs, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement. The 67-…

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Massive Police/Military Operation in St Andrew North

Gleaner on February 25th, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

There is a massive police military operation under way in sections of the St Andrew North Police division. Up to February 22, a total of 22 persons were reportedly murdered in the division when compared to six for the corresponding period in 2019….

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