Sun | Jan 20, 2019

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Some of the nation's children are still experiencing, and witnessing, cases of child abuse in the classroom daily despite the Government's directive that corporal punishment is prohibited in schools.One grade four primary school student told The...

Under pressure with crowded classroom and unruly students, scores of the island's teachers are lamenting what they say is a lack of emotional support for them when they are stressed.According to the teachers, the lack ofsupport could lead to some...

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison says it is disappointing but not surprising that teachers and school administrators are still using corporal punishment as a means of control in the classrooms."Quite frankly, I am not surprised and I...

Effective February 11, Gillian A. Haughton will be the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM, Jamaica).In a press release yesterday, the organisation said that as CEO, Haughton would ensure that...

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's mayor Councillor Homer Davis, who is also the chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation, says he is disappointed that instead of immediate action, styrofoam is being given a much longer time to continue to destroy...

In light of the ban on single-use plastic bags, community relations manager at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Rachel Reid is encouraging Jamaicans to use more cardboard boxes to package their waste.Speaking at a Policy Forum...

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says that the Government will exercise provisions of the Disaster Risk Management Act in the interest of public safety.The act is intended to empower designated personnel, known...

A Crown witness yesterday, in answer to several questions, indicated that she could not remember some of the details surrounding the March 20, 2012, murder of 16-year-old Immaculate Conception High student Vanessa Kirkland.The witness, who was...

WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that the ongoing restoration work at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, is set to intensify, with plans afoot to replace the 10-storey building's inner...

The Ministry of Health is advising persons to seek medical attention immediately after experiencing symptoms of dengue fever.Making the call, Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie says that once individuals are infected with the...
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