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  • Children labour trap - 38,000 J'can children working in prohibited conditions April 26, 2018
    Almost 38,000 or six per cent of Jamaican children between 5 and 17 years old were engaged in child labour during 2016. Furthermore, nearly half (48.9 per cent) of the working children were involved in hazardous work or activities...
    Arthur Hall
  • No place for paedophiles in church, says Blaine April 26, 2018
    "If you know that you have a special attraction to children and in the Church ... , get out and go fix yourself and come back completely converted," child advocate Betty-Ann Blaine has advised paedophiles who, she charged, are attending church...
  • Parents should not cause additional panic - psychologists April 26, 2018
    Fear and anxiety are emotions two noted counselling psychologists have indicated that children will experience as they prepare to sit both internal and external exams in the coming weeks. The counsellors are, however, pleading with parents and...
    Jodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer
  • Jamaica may need another area code within five years - Wheatley April 26, 2018
    Even though the demand for telephone numbers is not specifically tied to population size, the rapid expansion of the information and communications technology (ITC) sector could make it necessary to receive another area code as quickly as in five...
  • Shooting incident at Patterson home detailed in document collection handed over to UWI April 26, 2018
    Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson handed over volumes of files that he gathered during his time in office to the University of the West Indies (UWI) at a ceremony on Tuesday, which pulled out people from across various sections of the society,...
    Romario Scott/Gleaner Writer
  • Hooligans! - House Speaker berates lawmakers for unparliamentary conduct April 26, 2018
    Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles drew the proverbial red line in the Lower House on Tuesday by standing twice to restore order during a tumultuous sitting in which he compared the behaviour of some lawmakers to that of...
    Edmond Campbell/ Senior Staff Reporter
  • NAJ supports health impact study at CRH April 26, 2018
    The Nurses' Association of Jamaica (NAJ) has welcomed the decision by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton to commission a study that will look at the health profile of the staff of Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James."I have instructed the...
    Brian Walker/Staff Reporter
  • Sue the noise-makers - Attorney says lawsuit a possible solution to deal with neighbours disturbing the peace April 26, 2018
    Persons who have difficulty functioning properly at home because of excessive and continuous noise next door, caused by insensitive neighbours, can tackle the issue in court."You can sue for nuisance if persons are making noise unreasonably and...
    Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer
  • $1.2 billion in counterfeit goods destroyed April 26, 2018
    Counterfeit goods valuing $1.2 billion were destroyed by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch at its yearly 'Destruction Day' in Kingston yesterday.Executive Director of the Jamaica Intellectual and Property Office (JIPO)...
    Carlene Davis/Gleaner Writer
  • Mahfood fires back - Calls anti-obesity campaign biased April 26, 2018
    Chairman of Wisynco Group Limited William Mahfood has labelled the public education campaign 'Are You Drinking Yourself Sick?' "very biased" but insists that his company is not trying to shut down the initiative.Mahfood acknowledges that Wisynco is...
    Livern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

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