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Sat, 27 May 2017 00:04:15 -0500: Assault on rape - Attorney supports Chuck's suggestion to replace term in law
A member of the legal fraternity is supporting a lawmaker's suggestion that Jamaica should consider scrapping the term 'rape' and categorising it as one example of sexual assault.Under Jamaican law, rape is the penetration of the vagina with the...
Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Some life sentences against Lee Boyd Malvo overturned
A United States high court on Friday overturned some of the life sentences of Jamaica-born US sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in a killing spree in Washington almost 15 years ago.A federal judge explained that the decision is...
Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: McFarlane quits financial secretary post, Shaw's adviser tipped for job
Economist Everton McFarlane will leave his position as financial secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Public Service month-end, the ministry has confirmed.Meanwhile, several highly placed sources in the administration say Viralee Latibeaudiere,...
Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Boys' call for more action, less talk on abduction, abuse
Though the statistics consistently point to women being more susceptible to abduction and abuse, a trio of Wolmerian lads has warned that boys should not be overlooked, while simultaneously imploring the Government to act more on and talk less about...
Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Declare your position on Venezuela, Golding urges Holness gov't
Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Mark Golding has called on the Andrew Holness administration to make a clear pronouncement on whether it supports the democratically elected government of Venezuela, even as pressure mounts and calls grow...
Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Maxfield Park Primary pushes students to non-traditional areas
In a bid to expose their students to non-traditional jobs, children as young as 10 years old were actively engaged in creating hair designs and undertaking other vocational activities as they participated in Girls' Day at the Maxfield Park Primary...
Sat, 27 May 2017 00:04:15 -0500: Disabled but not daunted - Optimistic youngsters eye workforce
Despite the hand they were dealt, come July, 20 young personsafflicted with disabilities will be keen to capitalise on a six-week work apprenticeship programme, with the objective being fully integrated into the labour force.Funded by the Inter-...
Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Three floors at Cornwall Regional Hospital ready for use - Douglas
WESTERN BUREAU:The fourth, fifth and sixth floors at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay are now ready to be put back into full service as the rehabilitation work to get that section of the hospital, which houses the operating...
Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: No immediate cement shortage amid workers protest action
Carib Cement says its customers will not face a shortage of its product as a result of the industrial action taken by workers after wage negotiations broke down yesterday, grinding production to a halt at its Rockfort plant.The National Workers'...
Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Cultural hangover stymieing regional growth, says Allen
The continued underperformance of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which is yet to realise anywhere near its true potential as aneconomic bloc, is due in large measure to a cultural hangover, according to GaryAllen, chief executive officer of...
Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: 'Wayward' rape - Chuck questions whether expanding definition renders term meaningless
Definitions of rape are becoming "wayward", Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has argued, suggesting that, perhaps, it is time that Jamaica removes that designation from the books and captures it under a general category such as sexual assault.He threw...
Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: 'We must be grateful!' - Charles demands MPs apologise to Food For the Poor
Members of Parliament who have 'attacked' Food For The Poor (FFP), claiming that poor-quality houses are being built for poor Jamaicans at unreasonable costs are ungrateful and should apologise to Jamaica's largest charity, argues Pearnel Charles,...
Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Diary of the ghetto priest | Let us go to Heaven!
Christ not only rose from the dead and walked the Earth. He ascended into Heaven; He was lifted up by God to the dwelling place of the Father. Whereas all of us belong to Earth. Jesus opened the doors of Heaven where His Father is, and where He...
Fri, 26 May 2017 19:24:23 -0500: How Jamaicans can play for the $275 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday
The US Powerball jackpot is in the headlines once again as it rolls over and climbs to $275 million. Now that the Powerball jackpot has passed $275 million, people will be clamouring to get tickets, which will send the jackpot higher still....
Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Nat'l drainage system overhaul under way, says NWA head
Chief Executive Officer of the National Works Agency (NWA) E.G. Hunter has said that a master drainage study costing nearly US$1 million, which was completed and presented to the Government little more than two years ago, is currently being...
Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: A 'concrete solution' to bad roads - Young
Concrete has been touted as the most practical solution to the deteriorating roadways islandwide, by Desmond Young, civil engineer and a past president of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers.In noting that approximately $600 million is spent by the...
Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Girls call for stiffer penalties to prevent abduction, abuse
Though public awareness coupled with self-defence techniques serve as good countermeasures, an articulate crop of Westwood High School girls are calling on the Government for stricter penalties to be employed as adeterrent to the abduction and abuse...
Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Police nab 10 alleged gangsters in Hanover raids
Western Bureau:Ten men described as major players in the three criminal gangs operating in Hanover are now in custody after they were arrested in the targeted raids the police have been conducting in the main crime hotspots in the eastern part of...
Fri, 26 May 2017 19:01:41 -0500: Irrigation Commission head Oliver Nembhard dies
Oliver Nembhard, the acting chief executive officer of the National Irrigation Commission, (NIC) has died. Minister with responsibility for water in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, ...
Fri, 26 May 2017 17:10:07 -0500: US judge overturns four life sentences for sniper Lee Boyd Malvo
A United States high court has overturned some of the life sentences of Jamaica-born US sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in a killing spree in Washington almost 15 years ago. A federal judge explained that the decision is based...
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

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