Teen moms lockdown! Victoria Jubilee pushes adolescent mothers to take five-year contraceptive implants

Teen mothers who give birth at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) are being encouraged to accept a long-term contraceptive method to prevent a second pregnancy before they reach adulthood. The strategy seems to be working.

Big gun bust at Deane's wake - Police seize six illegal weapons, ammo but criminals escape

Six handguns and 64 rounds of assorted ammunition were seized by the Montego Bay police early yesterday morning in the community of Rosemount, where a wake was being kept for Mario Deane, the construction worker who died on Independence Day from injuries sustained while in police custody three days earlier.

Left in limbo - Education system failing children with mild learning disabilities

Scores of Jamaican children with mild intellectual disabilities are being deprived of an education as teachers in the mainstream schools are not equipped to deal with them while those institutions created for children with special needs are unable to enrol them.

JUTC defends full fares on no-school days - concessionary charge for students tied to uniforms and school days

Managing director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Colin Campbell is defending the bus company's decision to charge students full fares on non-school days.

Bureaucratic potholes slow Riverton road repair

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Noel Arscott has pointed to the bureaucracy surrounding government projects as the reason for the long delay in the start of the rehabilitation of the road leading to the Riverton City Landfill.

Thousands tackle coastline clean-up

Despite having to leave their beds at the crack of dawn yesterday, scores of Jamaicans took to the coastline to add their hands and hearts to the International Coastal Clean-up Day.

NHT picks winners - Teachers, nurses, cops among preferential groups for Hellshire houses

SELECT categories of persons who live or work in the parishes of Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine will get first preference in the purchase of housing units or lots in the Hellshire Housing Development, Phase IV.

Don't rush to court with reparation, says commission

THE professor Verene Shepherd-chaired National Commission on Reparation has suggested that the Jamaican Government should use the court only as a last resort in the seeking of reparations for slavery.

'Exports key to overcoming Jamaica's developmental problems', says Williams

Densil Williams, professor of international business and executive director of the Mona School of Business and Management, has pointed to exports as the key to helping small, open economies like Jamaica overcome their developmental problems.

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