COVID child suicide threat

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Suicide expert Dr Donovan Thomas gets at least one call daily from a child who is contemplating ending his or her life. He believes that the alarming ideation is a result of increased isolation caused by COVID-19 restrictions. “Just today (…

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Rural Ja REDI for US$40m agri, tourism boost

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The Government is hoping that the second phase of its Rural Economic Development Programme (REDI II) will pump life into rural economies, mitigate migration to urban centres, and spur new earning potential for thousands of persons across the island…

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Trump, Biden carry debate rancour on the road

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PITTSBURGH (AP): President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage sniping from the road and the rails on Wednesday, fighting for working-class voters in the Midwest while both parties – and the debate commission, too –…

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Accused in Uchence Wilson trial freed of another charge

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Several of the accused in the ongoing Uchence Wilson Gang trial were acquitted by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes of one additional charge on Wednesday. Michael Lamont, Machel Goulbourne, Fitz Roy Scott, Stephenson Bennett, Derron Taylor, and the alleged…

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Clayton: Plastic bottles should have been banned, too

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Dr Andrea Clayton is criticising the Government for not banning plastic bottles when it moved to stamp out the use of Styrofoam containers, single-use plastic bags, and plastic straws over two years ago. Clayton, who was recently appointed local…

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Williams calls for help in delivering schoolwork

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Acknowledging that many students across Jamaica will not be able to access lessons virtually, Education Minister Fayval Williams has invited businesses and others to partner in transporting learning material across the country to drop-off points…

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Gangsters demand inclusion in St Richard’s Primary project

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A project to repave parking lots and other sections of the compound at St Richard’s Primary on Red Hills Road in St Andrew has been halted weeks after thugs reportedly scaled the perimeter wall, demanding that they be employed on the site. Although…

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Gammon blames lack of JLP support for failed campaign

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Failed parliamentary hopeful Kent Gammon has hinted that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) hierarchy did not offer sufficient backing to his candidacy in the September 3 general election. Gammon tasted defeat for a second time in his bid to become…

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Gov’t gives boost to special-needs students

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The Ministry of Education said it is ramping up the number of teachers to serve students with intellectual disabilities and investing in training for parents. The Government has also committed to provide caregivers to work in homes. A manual has…

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13-y-o charged with burglary and larceny

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A 13-year-old boy of Port Antonio has been charged for breaches of the larceny act, after he allegedly stole an iPhone 6 from a woman’s bedside, while she slept. Reports are that at about 12:00 a.m., on September 30, a woman left her…

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