Sun | Dec 8, 2019

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Prison bars

In a letter written by a child held in a corrections facility, the youngster has pleaded to be let out of bondage and threatened to do self-harm. The child was deemed uncontrollable by a Family Court judge and has been locked away for months, and...
‘My daughter isn’t a bad child, she’s generally 
well-behaved. She’s not rude or disrespectful to me. She’s not violent.’

The Sunday Gleaner has obtained testimony from two of more than 30 children who are now being held in corrections facilities after being deemed uncontrollable by a Family Court judge. Human rights advocacy group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has...
A 16-year-old Bustamante High School student packs ice on freshly caught lobster at Rocky Point Fishing Village in Clarendon last week.

According to a 2016 study by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Clarendon recorded more than 5,000 suspected cases of child labour. St Elizabeth followed with 4,126, then St Thomas third with 4,078...

Tricia Chambers-Forrester, sister of slain former chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas Chambers, says she will never received full closure until the person who ordered her brother’s murder is caught. Tesha Miller was on...

BUFF BAY, Portland: The shooting death of a Portland man on Wednesday night was the 10th murder in the eastern Jamaica parish this year, triggering concerns among the police. The latest killing is that of 30-year-old Ofeain McDonald, of White...

ROSEAU (CMC): Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has emerged from a “bruising” campaign to claim victory in Friday’s general election and immediately extended an olive branch to the main opposition United Workers Party to work together for the...

UNITED NATIONS (CMC): A new report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately sixfold in the past five years. The report, released on Friday, says catastrophic tropical...

WESTERN BUREAU: In a sweeping indictment of critics of security crackdowns across the island, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has insisted that there will be no let-up on states of public emergency (SOE). Holness defended the success of SOEs, which...

WESTERN BUREAU: The Government is being urged to crack down on lavish guest houses and villas operating under the guise of Airbnb interests that are charging thousands of US dollars per night while dodging tax authorities. Wayne Cummings, a past...

The complete rupture of a recently discovered fault line in the Kingston Harbour could generate a 5.8 to 6.9 magnitude earthquake, potentially having serious implications for the capital city located less than five kilometres away, according to a...
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