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Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Come December 1, celebrated globally as World AIDS Day, non-governmental organisation Children First will take to the Mandela Park in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, to educate young people from various schools on the disease.Claudette Pious, co-founder...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

State Minister for Finance and the Public Service Rudyard Spencer has moved to quell disquiet among the rank-and-file members of the police force who have expressed concern at the slow pace of wage negotiations with the Government.Spencer told The...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that though his administration took control of the Government on a promise of promoting growth and job creation, there continue to be shortfalls because of a less-than-ideal economic...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The out-of-control crime rate has not escaped the minds of Jamaicans, but at least two recruits expected to join the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) shortly say they will not be daunted by the ongoing tactics being employed by criminals. Instead,...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will today establish a clear three-seat majority in Parliament when Dr Norman Dunn takes the oath of allegiance in Gordon House, following his convincing win in the October 30 by-election in St Mary South...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Seven months ago, residents of Hannah Town in Kingston were cowering in fear after gunmen sprayed at a birthday party on Hannah Street, killing one man and seriously injuring six others.Yesterday, they were still wary, but far less fidgety as the...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Management and employees were left in shock yesterday morning after they opened shutters to the Champion Battery and Windshield Repairs on Constant Spring Road, only to find the place broken into and ransacked by thieves.Manager Kaydia McKoy said...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 9:21 AM

The Jamaica Police Federation is expressing frustration with the slow pace of wage negotiations. According to Federation chairman Sergeant Raymond Wilson  it has been almost two months since his executive held talks with the Government during which it rejected the proposed six per cent increase for the 2017-2019 contract period.

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

Fritz Pinnock, president of the Caribbean Maritime University, is urging the Ministry of Education to move quickly to revise the education system in order to take advantage of Jamaica's deepening involvement in world trade as a logistics hub.Pinnock...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

With rampant criminality contributing to the backlog within the court system, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is advocating for Jamaicans to buy into plea bargains.Chuck was addressing a recent town hall meeting organised by the Ministry of Justice at...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Several persons involved in the sexual abuse of Jamaica's children are getting off scot-free as detectives from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) struggle to get enough ammunition to put them away.Many...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Students' socio-economic background and the schools they attend determine whether they are subjected to corporal punishment or emotional violence.Maureen Samms-Vaughan, professor of child health and development at the University of the West Indies,...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

With veterinarians viewed essentially as 'animal doctors', their work is usually seen as separate and distinct from human health care, having very little or nothing at all to do with the latter.Nothing could be further from the truth, though, as...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):A powerful 5.7 earthquake was felt in sections of Trinidad and Tobago and as far north as St Vincent and the Grenadines yesterday.The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus,...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

The government should soon roll out several new measures to address the crime monster which has claimed more than 1,300 lives across the island since the start of this year.Minister of National Security Robert Montague last Thursday started a series...

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 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has ordered a medical audit across the public-health system to determine the extent of the problem of attempted termination of pregnancy in Jamaica.This follows information out of the Victoria Jubilee...

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: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 AM

A mother is pleading for help with her 18-year-old son who seems headed down the wrong road after a series of questionable separation from school ended with him not graduating and getting a criminal record.Stacy-Ann Blake* acknowledges that her son...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey

Two of four men held in the immediate aftermath of the murder of Corporal Melvin Smith in Mandeville, Manchester, just over one week ago are to face an identification parade shortly.Head of the Manchester police, Superintendent Wayne Cameron, made...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The consistent torrential rain was not enough to prevent the large turnout of family members, colleagues of the People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), friends and residents of Port Royal, who packed into the historic St...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

In life, Colin Fitz-Herbert Bullock was a public servant, civil servant, policymaker, teacher, daddy, second dad, favourite uncle and beloved Cornwall College old boy.In death, he was sent off with the dignity befitting someone who had spent much of...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:While welcoming the recently announced extension to the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Mt Salem, St James, some religious leaders in the parish believe the crime-fighting initiative should be extended to other communities.Last...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Floyd Green, state minister for education, youth and information, is appealing to the private sector for assistance in revitalising the national youth club network, which he believes can empower young people to resist the lure of gang culture and...

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