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Charles calls for all-out fight against child abuse

Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, minister of state in the Ministry of National Security, is calling for the nation to join as one in the fight against child abuse. The second-generation politician urged technology as a means of fighting crime, while...

Hudson calls for action to transform Jamaica's capital

While she aspires to be a forensic pathologist, the just-appointed youth mayor of Kingston, Annakay Hudson, says she has not ruled out a future in public speaking or politics. With the cameras rolling and dozens of her peers and many stakeholder...

New US public affairs officer has Jamaican ties

A career foreign service agent with strong ties to Jamaica, Jeremiah Knight, is the new counsellor for public affairs at the United States Embassy in Kingston. Knight entered the US Foreign Service in the summer of 2003 with his first assignmen...

A case of mistaken identity - Cops' error lands man on most wanted list; Family fearful but fighting to clear his name

Davian Brown and his family are living in fear, and want his name cleared at once following the publication of his photograph on various media platforms on Friday labelling him as one of Jamaica's most wanted men, and the most wanted man in Westmo...

Merciless! - Cops investigate woman seen in video battering little girl

A woman seen in a video violently beating a small girl has been located by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA). A source at the CPFSA, formerly the Child Development Agency, told The Gleaner yesterday that the incident took plac...

Crime strangling growth - Youth unemployment in Caribbean highest in world, fuelling criminality

Youth unemployment in the Caribbean is said to be the highest in the world, and crime, partly fuelled by this high rate of joblessness, is a major obstacle to economic growth in the region, according to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the ...

Spanish Town Hospital in dire need of upgrade - 1,145 surgeries recorded between January and March this year

The urgent need for the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine to be upgraded to a Type A health facility was brought into sharp focus after a quarterly report by the Ministry of Health titled 'Vitals' revealed that the institution recorded the hig...

Free movement of labour - Holness urges greater cooperation within CARICOM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the threat that climate change poses to Caribbean countries should spur regional leaders to work towards greater cooperation among states across the region. Speaking yesterday at the sixth High Level Cari...

250 students graduate from Caribbean Maritime University

The newly chartered Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) on Tuesday graduated its first cohort of students to be certified since the institution's formal upgrading in September. Approximately 250 students were conferred with master's and bachelor...

No Tax Haven - Caribbean leaders toughen stance on sweetheart deals, concessions

Corporate sweetheart deals are hurting Caribbean countries, and their leaders, recognising this, are making a concerted effort to move away from the practice, which was once the tool of choice to lure investors to their respective countries. Their...

St Ann's Bay Hospital receives grant funding from Japan

The St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, which serves nearly 360,000 persons per year, is to benefit from an $8.2-million grant contract being implemented under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Programme of the government of Japan. Th...

PM announces islandwide road repairs

Provisions are being made in the Supplementary Budget set to go before Parliament next week for funding to repair roads across the country, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced. Addressing stakeholders at the grand opening of the Porsche Cen...

Jamaica-born soldier dies in Kuwait

A Jamaica-born 17-year veteran in the United States Army died in Kuwait on Tuesday while on a tour of duty for less than a year. Sergeant Hughton Coopie Brown, 43, was born in Kingston and attended Wolmer's Boys' School before migrating to New Yo...

Harrison eyes position with new Integrity Commission

When the governor general names the commissioners who will preside over the new anti-corruption body called the Integrity Commission, it is expected that current Contractor General Dirk Harrison will be listed among the leadership of that body. In...

NCDA targets shopkeepers to clamp down on drug abuse among minors

Shopkeepers and other retail vendors are among a number of stakeholders that Collette Kirlew, director of client services at the National Council on Drug Abuse, intends to target. Kirlew said that illegal substances are too accessible to minors an...

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