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The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has remained mum after a service member reportedly sustained a self-inflicted wound while on duty at a checkpoint in St Andrew Thursday morning. The private remains in hospital after he accidentally discharged a...# Content-Attribution #Source: jamaica-gleaner.comContent Creator: Andre Williams/Staff ReporterDate: 2022-12-30T06:29:40+0000
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The president of the Jamaica Society for Industrial Security (JSIS) believes no amount of planning could have prevented a bloody case of déjà vu in which criminals outgunned a Beryllium courier team on Sunday, leaving four injured as they made off... # Content-Attribution # Source: Content Creator: Ruddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer Date: 2023-03-20T06:17:39+0000
WESTERN BUREAU: Western Jamaica-based family psychologist Dr Beverly Scott wants social workers who are trained in handling mentally ill patients to be assigned to community development committees (CDC), so that they can assist the relatives of... # Content-Attribution # Source: Content Creator: Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer Date: 2023-03-18T05:41:13+0000
Rojanie Bedasee is resolute in his goal of making a positive impact on the youths of Jamaica one step at a time. The 20-year-old who is heavily involved in community outreach spends his spare time at the Jones Town Baptist Church, where he is a... # Content-Attribution # Source: Content Creator: Asha Wilks/Gleaner Writer Date: 2023-03-18T05:51:34+0000
Despite the Supreme Court granting an injunction sparing them from eviction until the matter is heard, some 65 families in Pleasant Hill in Lluidas Vale, St Catherine remain on edge. The injunction was handed down in February, following a lawsuit... # Content-Attribution # Source: Content Creator: Ruddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer Date: 2023-03-20T05:32:31+0000
Dr Maureen Dwyer, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education and Youth (MOEY), has confirmed that the process to offer employment to workers at the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) and the National Council on Technical... # Content-Attribution # Source: Content Creator: Edmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter Date: 2023-03-20T05:35:14+0000
An attorney, who handles contentious landlord-tenant cases, says there is a noticeable increase in the number of local property owners deciding to list their properties for vacation rentals as opposed to long-term options as a result of harrowing... # Content-Attribution # Source: Content Creator: Asha Wilks/Gleaner Writer Date: 2023-03-20T05:30:56+0000
In the wake of another attack on a team from Beryllium Limited at Braeton Parkway on Sunday, commander of the St Catherine South Police, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Christopher Phillips has promised that the division will be adjusting its focus, particularly in relation to the business community. "Obviously there is planning taking place, there is surveillance taking place, and these guys are organising themselves and being very deliberate in the type of attacks that they're making. That will inform our deployment going forward; looking at the most vulnerable points throughout the division and to have police presence, or at least have them policing an area where they can respond q
THE Government will be imposing impact fees on developers to mitigate against damage caused by improper and unprofessional development. Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who made the announcement during his contribution to the 2023/24 Budget Debate in Parliament last Thursday, said that from these impact fees the National Works Agency and the municipal authorities, where appropriate, will execute a programme to remediate and restore the areas affected. "The impact fees will be predicated and determined by using a calculation that will take into account the condition of communities prior to the start of construction. The rationale, purpose, structure of the fees, management, as well as the deta
An 18-year-old member of the deaf community was overcome with joy when she was presented with a much-needed laptop to help her prepare for this year's Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations. Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf student Emily Johnson wore a broad smile as she received the gift on March 9 at an Assistive Technology and Mental Health Symposium held at the Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Manchester. The presentation formed part of the annual Possibility Ministries Awareness Week organised by the Seventh-day Adventist church in Jamaica under the theme 'Reflecting the Beauty of Jesus'. "I feel excited," Emily said through translator Lyneve McLeish. "I
Dr Alfred Dawes says he is determined to have a say in policy, particularly when it comes to the health care of Jamaicans, and is urging like-minded nationalists to join in the fight against the old type of politics which has held the country in its grip for the better part of six decades. Dr Dawes threw many for a loop recently when he made public his intent to vie for the St Catherine South Eastern seat on a People's National Party (PNP) ticket. The seat is currently held by the Jamaica Labour Party's Robert Miller. Renowned as one of the Caribbean's leading general, laparoscopic and weight loss surgeons, Dr Dawes is well aware of what awaits in the political trenches but says he is ready
Women face a unique fork in the road on their life's journey — one road leading to a lucrative career, and the other to nurturing a family. In bygone years, tradition and societal norms forced women to choose one or the other. However, today, six Jamaican female cardiologists are showing that in this life you can have it all. Taking on the important role of home-maker while wielding hammers at the glass ceilings on your career trajectory sounds like a daunting task, but these phenomenal women will be the first to tell you that even though this path is by no means easy, it is absolutely worth it. Striking a balance Attitudes towards women working outside of the home are trending positiv
Dr Herbert Gayle, senior lecturer at The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI), is underscoring the important role that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can play in addressing the root causes of violence. Addressing a Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) sector meeting, hosted in partnership with The Caribbean Policy Development Centre under the theme 'Ignite CSO 2023… Enhancing CARIFORUM's civil society capacity to participate in national and regional development programming and policymaking', Dr Gayle indicated that only a small number of people in the population are creating mayhem. He said statistics show that there are about 40,000 inner-city males of the combatant age