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Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Scores of Jamaican women are turning up at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) withpregnancy complications because of botched abortions.A Sunday Gleaner probe has revealed that between January and September of this year, of the 1,088 expectant...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

More than 120 infants are out of preschool after the operators of the Emmanuel Early Childhood Development Centre on Studio One Boulevard, Cross Roads, St Andrew, were evicted.The infants and their parents turned up last Monday to find desks, chairs...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Several schools across the island have been suspending and expelling students in contravention of the rules, sparking concern at the Ministry of Education.Sections 30 and 85 of the Education Regulations (1980) establish the lawful reasons for which...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

There is a growing consensus on the need for a national dialogue on whether abortion should be made legal in Jamaica, and Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton supports the call for the issue to be discussed.Section 73 of the Offences Against the...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Jamaica Labour Party candidate in the 2016 general election Trevor Webb is currently under probe after a video of him shooting at bottles in a man's outstretched hands and one on his head went viral.The police have turned the video over to the...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Professor of child health and child development at the University of the West Indies, Maureen Samms-Vaughan, is pleading with the Jamaican Government to put a stop to the legalised forms of violence against children by banning corporal punishment....

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

With the promise of more employment opportunities as the country's economy grows, Grants Pen resident Rowena Grace is calling on the Government to do more to help persons who have left the secondary system but want to further their education.At a...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is expecting no further complications with the administering of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to girls in grade seven at secondary schools across this island, now that his ministry and the Ministry...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

With hundreds of Jamaican children continuing to fall victims to violent discipline, sexual abuse, and homicides, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), through the release of its latest global report examining violence in the lives of...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) has endorsed the HIV prevention pill, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), being considered for introduction to Jamaica by the Ministry of Health.The Sunday Gleaner first reported that the Government was considering...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) is warning Jamaicans that persons in committed relationships with cheating partners are just as susceptible to contracting HIV as the most vulnerable group, men who have sex with men (MSM).The JASL's position...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

New chairman of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), retired Major General Antony Anderson, is warning employees of the entity and persons applying for gun permits that it will not be business as usual.The FLA has been embroiled in controversy...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Minister of National Security Robert Montague has charged the newly appointed board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) to "clean ship" as they seek to restore public trust in the embattled entity.Retired Major General Antony Anderson is tasked...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The Ministry of National Security is reporting a 35 per cent increase in the number of illegal firearms removed from the nation's streets up to October 17, compared to the same period last year.A total of 499 illegal weapons were collected over the...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Twelve gangs wreaking havoc in Denham Town have been cited as the reason for the west Kingston community being declared the second zone of special operations (ZOSO).Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement yesterday during a press...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The administration of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, has admitted that all is not well at the facility, but argues that steps are being taken to remedy the situation.The acknowledgement came...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

As the controversy rages over the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Jamaica's schools, The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed that the Ministry of Health is considering introducing the equally controversial HIV prevention method,...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Several residents of the upscale St Andrew community of Seymour Lands, better known as 'The Golden Triangle', are up in arms over a decision by a developer to construct a commercial complex in the residential area.The residents who are members of...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

As concerns linger about effectiveness of the Office of the Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown has admitted that she would welcome amendments to the legislation passed in 2002 to make her office more potent."As we go forward and we look at...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The four candidates set to contest the two St Andrew seats in the October 30 by-elections yesterday affirmed their commitment to good governance and to fair campaigning by signing the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct at the Political...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 1:08 PMRyon Jones

The four candidates contesting the two St Andrew seats in the October 30 by-elections this morning affirmed their commitment to good governance and to fair campaigning by signing the Agreement and Declaration on Political...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Member of Parliament for Central Kingston Ronald Thwaites is preparing to go to battle with the National Housing Trust (NHT) over its attempt to acquire property in at least three communities in his constituency.The NHT is trying to acquire a large...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

One in every three wards of the State, in two of the island's residential childcare facilities, tested positive for at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI) during a study done two years ago.The Child Health and Wellness Study in...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Fourteen months after the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) promised Daniel Bryan* that it would refund $190,000 she paid in tuition fee for a programme that never started, she is yet to receive one cent and the administration is still...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

With half of the wards of the State surveyed in two of the country's residential childcare facilities admitting to having considered committing suicide in the past, there are renewed calls for more attention to be given to adolescent mental health....

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