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JAMAICA – Abandoned children on the increase

JAMAICA – Abandoned children on the increase

KINGSTON – The number of abandoned children at the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP) apostolates in Kingston has seen a significant increase since its inception in 2004. Father Hayden Augustine of the Bethlehem Home for Abandoned Children, which is operated by MOP, told the Jamaica Observer that the home, which started in 2004 with 20 […]

JAMAICA: Almost 40 killed in road accidents since January

JAMAICA: Almost 40 killed in road accidents since January

Statistics from the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport show that 38 people have been killed on Jamaica’s roads since the start of this year. The statistics show that fatal crashes have decreased by 23 per cent when compared with the same period in 2016. The Road Safety Unit says a total of […]

JAMAICA – ‘Enough is enough’

JAMAICA – ‘Enough is enough’

KINGSTON – Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant has called on Jamaicans to stand up against domestic violence and say “enough is enough”. “Enough is enough and we should mean it because domestic violence puts communities in crisis,” she said. “It’s not a private matter because when you abuse a child or behave violently in […]

Jamaican scientists close to creating affordable hepatitis C drug from ganja

Jamaican scientists close to creating affordable hepatitis C drug from ganja

Research scientists, led by Dr Henry Lowe, say they have discovered properties in Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major bioactive compounds in the cannabis (ganja) plant, that have the potential to provide affordable treatment as nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals for hepatitis C. “We report here for the first time n vitro studies to demonstrate the antiviral […]

JAMAICA – Abducted woman’s body found in cane field

JAMAICA – Abducted woman’s body found in cane field

KINGSTON –– Tears that flowed down the cheeks of family members of 30-year-old Cauldell, Hanover resident, Tasha Gordon, mirrored the mood in that deep rural community. Gordon’s decomposing body was found in a cane field at the weekend, more than three weeks after she was abducted from her workplace. “Oh God, have mercy, Tasha gone! How […]

JAMAICA – Mother of seven brutally stabbed

JAMAICA – Mother of seven brutally stabbed

KINGSTON –– Residents in Hampton Court, St Thomas say they are still trying to come to terms with the brutal killing of 36-year-old bartender Kerron Peckoo, last Monday. Peckoo, a mother of seven, was stabbed repeatedly and her throat slashed by someone she is said to have known as she made her way from work around […]

JAMAICA: Opposition leader to demit office in April

JAMAICA: Opposition leader to demit office in April

Leader of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), Portia Simpson Miller, on Sunday announced that she will step down from the position on April 2. Simpson Miller, 71, told delegates at a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC), in the central parish of Manchester, that she will submit her resignation as opposition leader […]

JAMAICA – Teen murdered

JAMAICA – Teen murdered

MONTEGO BAY — One man has been taken into custody for questioning in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Shineka Gray, the grade 10 Green Pond High School student whose partially decomposed body was found riddled with stab wounds Wednesday afternoon, three days after she was reported missing. The gruesome discovery was made by residents […]

JAMAICA – Twelve hurt in two-vehicle smash-up

JAMAICA – Twelve hurt in two-vehicle smash-up

KINGSTON –– About 12 people were yesterday taken to the the Spanish Town Hospital with serious injuries following a two-vehicle collision at the Caymanas/Mandela Highway intersection in St Catherine. A Toyota Hiace minibus, which was transporting passengers from Spanish Town to Portmore, and a Nissan motor car were extensively damaged in the collision. Up to press […]

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