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800 dead after Sunday's Mediterranean migrant shipwreck: UN

CATANIA, Italy (AFP - The United Nations refugee agency has confirmed 800 migrants died in a shipwreck off Libya on Sunday after speaking to survivors of...
April 20th 2015Views 2Comments 0

UDC launches sexual harassment and disability policies 

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Urban Development Corporation (UDC is the first Government agency to launch its Sexual Harassment and Disability Policies. The...
April 20th 2015Views 2Comments 0

South Korea PM tenders resignation over bribery scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP - South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan-Koo was left in political limbo Tuesday after offering to resign over a scandal involving...
April 20th 2015Views 2Comments 0

Irwin High students urged to be positive role models

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS – The Ministry of National Security’s Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP and Unite for Change recently engaged...
April 20th 2015Views 2Comments 0

US officers suspended after latest death of black man in custody

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP - Several Baltimore police officers have been suspended after an African American man died of spinal cord injuries in...
April 20th 2015Views 2Comments 0

Jamaica Gleaner News Feeds

Vaccines have no link to autism - acting chief medical officer

Richard Mitchell, Staff ReporterFollowing new and public cases of measles in the United States and Canada, the Ministry of Health yesterday launched a...
February 17th 2015Views 158Comments 0

School fire leaves children in tears

Jeanette Hall was smiling yesterday - a stark contrast to her demeanour on Saturday when news surfaced that the Lannaman's Kindergarten and Nursery, where...
February 17th 2015Views 163Comments 0

Past students offer free medical tests at Camperdown

Richard Mitchell, Staff ReporterStudents at Camperdown High School in Kingston were treated to free medical tests and other treats at the school's annual...
February 17th 2015Views 150Comments 0

'Pay it back' - Ministry slams schools for mock exam fees

THE PRINCIPALS of primary schools who have imposed fees of between $1,300 and $4,000 on students preparing to sit the mock exam for the Grade Four...
February 17th 2015Views 156Comments 0

Lightbourne in the dark on Tivoli compensation

Livern Barrett, Gleaner WriterFormer Justice Minister and Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne has revealed that she was in the dark when her...
February 17th 2015Views 161Comments 0