- Schoolboy scorned
- Wickedness in the West
- Protestors angry over Marcus’ bust
- End of an era: Portia leaves Gordon House
- Judges going too far?
- Relay for Life needs sponsorship
The Ministry of Education says it will find a school for a teenage boy who has been at home since last November when he was acquitted of sexual-abuse charges. “I’m really sad that his mother has got the runaround because the ministry’s responsibility is to find another school to put him,” Grace McLean, chief education officer at the ministry, told The Sunday Gleaner. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
Head of the police operations in western Jamaica, Assistant Commissioner of Police Warren Clarke, is blaming the culture and the penchant for lawlessness in that section of the island on issues which have existed for decades. “For many years, western Jamaica has been afflicted by unstructured communities that produce and nurture criminals and gangs. Unstructured communities are the by-products of development all over the world, where industries boom, leaving the personal circumstances of labour behind,” said Clarke. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
The controversial bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, was heavily guarded by security personnel yesterday as protesters unhappy with the look of the sculpture took to nearby Papine to make public their displeasure. One security guard, who requested anonymity, told The Gleaner that the increase in security was intended to safeguard against any eventuality, given the anger displayed by some of the protesters. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
From early in her political career, Portia Simpson Miller signaled that she was no pushover, exhibiting a kind of resolve and determination that suggested she would do anything necessary to defend the rights of the people who elected her to represent them in Parliament. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
A ruling by the nation’s highest court that overstaying in Jamaica is not among the list of offences for which an individual can be deported has triggered concerns that parish court judges have, for years, been overstepping their authority. The landmark decision was handed down in the Court of Appeal last Thursday in the case of a United States citizen, Kwane Abayomi, who pleaded guilty in July 2015 to overstaying his time in the island. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
The Jamaica Cancer Society’s Relay For Life has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 1, 2017, at the Police Officers’ Club, Hope Road, St Andrew. The 15th staging of the fundraising event, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, June 17, was postponed as a result of inclement weather. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.