Skyline shift - PM says Gov't getting requests for 20-storey buildings in the city
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has trumpeted that developers are buying into the vision of the Government and have moved to capitalise on infrastructural works now under way to modernise the city of Kingston.He said that requests are coming in for...
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Cops could have saved my child - Mom of dead St Ann teen slams police for slow response
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Lavern Morgan, the mother of 14-year-old Raven Wilson who was found bound and her throat slashed at Top Road, St Ann's Bay, is angry that the police did not move faster to find her daughter.The St Ann's Bay police reported that at about 6:30 a.m....
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ODPEM says hospitals ready in case of major disaster
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The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) says Jamaica's hospitals...
Three ways the Caribbean can strengthen financing for private companies
by Therese Turner-Jones Growing up in The Bahamas, I remember my grandmotherâ€™s asue. There werenâ€™t any banks where she lived on the island of Inagua, and even if there had been, it wasnâ€™t customary for women to frequent them. To adapt, women (and sometimes men) formed their own informal savings groups, known asÂ asues. As her […]
Learning about Jamaicaâ€™s Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains
by AnaitĂ©e Mills Panoramic view of the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into â€śland of wood and waterâ€ť but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today? The Forestry Department figured out a way to teach enthusiastic hikers about the state of […]
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Release of mentally ill persons must be a coordinated effort
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) while optimistic about the efforts to reintegrate persons who may be mentally ill, is concerned that the intended move may exacerbate lethal confrontations with the police.
It is accepted that care at the community level is preferred but this initiative must have the needed resources, such as sustainable development of community health services, adequately trained mental health professionals to assist police operations and the deployment of less lethal weapons when members of the Security Forces are dealing with mentally ill persons. The aim of the reintegration should be to prevent, to the greatest extent possible, a migration from an institution like Bellevue into the criminal justice system, or worst, being killed or injured.
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