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Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 12:12 PMKarlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites, is urging teachers not to resort to corporal punishment while disciplining students. Speaking generally on the issue after news came that a 59-year-old corporate area teacher was charged yesterday for beating a...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMKarlene Brown, Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writers

'He wanted to serve his country', was the cry from relatives of Eric Morris, 16, a student of the Norman Manley High School in Kingston, who was stabbed to death late Sunday by another teen in their Grants Pen, St Andrew community. The...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMKarlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio

Opposition Senator Arthur Williams says his colleague Senator, Marlene Malahoo Forte should be asked to explain why she signed undated resignation letters that plunged Jamaica's Senate into crisis in 2013. He made the call this morning as...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:31 PMKarlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio

Contrary to claims by the Ministry of Health, Consultant Pediatrician and Consultant Pediatric and Congenital Cardiologist, Dr Sandra Williams-Phillips says there have been cases of the Zika Virus, more popularly known as zik-V, on the island...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:43 PMKarlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio

Jamaica’s lead negotiator for the British prisoner transfer deal, Dr Canute Thompson, is disputing claims made by the British government regarding the proposed arrangement. According to a statement on the website of British Prime Minister...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMKarlene Brown

With widespread speculation that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will call elections this year, the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will need another three months to be ready for a general election.Dorothy Pine-McLarty, chairperson of the...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2015 | 5:51 PMKarlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio

With more than half of its islandwide consultations completed, President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Doran Dixon says his members are rejecting the government’s latest wage offer. The government has revised its...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMKarlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio

Psychiatrist, Dr Wendel Abel is urging persons to pay close attention to behavioral changes in children which could put them at risk of suicide. The psychiatrist, who was quick to point out that Jamaica has one of the lowest suicide rates in the...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMKarlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio

As the nation's rank and file police officers get ready for a third day of protest action, President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, Dr Alfred Dawes is warning members of the medical profession not to get dragged into an...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMKarlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio

Vice-president of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), Helene Davis White says the JCTU will continue to press the government for an increased wage offer. The JCTU met with the government last week, and was reportedly offered a better...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMKarlene Brown, Assistant News Editor - Radio

With the start of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season three days away, there are grim indications for the state of the country’s preparedness should a major storm hit. According to Local Government Minister, Noel Arscott, the country is not...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 12:38 PMKarlene Brown

The police are reporting "nothing threatening" was found in the bag thrown over the perimeter wall onto the compound of the United States Embassy in Kingston this morning. The man has since been taken into custody. Meanwhile, Deputy...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMKarlene Brown

Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Emeleo Ebanks says it could take another six days before the fire at the Riverton Landfill is put out. According to Ebanks, members of the Fire Brigade have been working hard to put out the fire...

Published:Saturday | September 27, 2014 | 9:42 PMKarlene Brown

Jamaica's efforts to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from reaching the country was underscored recently when a Nigerian man was detained a

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