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The State Of Jamaican Children: Facts From The 2014 ESSJ

On the eve of Universal Children’s Day, here are some facts on the state of Jamaican children. According to the Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica, in 2014: There are 811,200 children (398,900 girls, 412,300 boys, ) in Jamaica, approximately

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Nuh Guh Deh – Standing Up For Jamaica’s Vulnerable Girls

Since the start of May, which is being observed as Child Month, The Gleaner has been featuring the stories of a number of young women who report being molested and raped as children or teenagers by older men, often family

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Child Month Fact – Forced Into Sexual Activity

According to data from the National Reproductive Health Survey 2008, 34 per cent of adolescent girls reported that their first sexual encounter was coerced, that is their first experience of sexual intercourse was an act of rape. 

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 20, 2015

Businesses Being Harassed For Tax, Says Andrew Holness. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, yesterday, said the Government was harassing taxpayers in the business community under the guise of doing compliance activities… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Holness, Knight Agree On Mandatory DNA Samples

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 26, 2015

Kaci Fennell Places Fifth In Miss Universe. Jamaica’s Kaci Fennell was placed fifth (fourth runner up) in the Miss Universe in Miami tonight… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Jamaica Is No. 9 On Misery Index 2014. Jamaica has been ranked as the ninth

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 28, 2013

Shame! CISOCA Boss Decries Apparent Increase In Rapes By Cops. The police unit responsible for investigating sexual offences says it appears more policemen are being accused of rape and is warning members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that it would

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Crime In Jamaica – January to April 2013

Statistics from the Jamaica Constabulary Force have been released and diGJamaica has visualised them for your consumption. Through April 2013, murders have decreased by 1.4% to 344. Jamaica still averages just under 3 (2.87 to be more exact) murders per

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Crime in 2013: January and February

As INDECOM is kept busy by the latest police shooting, diGJamaica was busy putting together January and February 2013’s crime statistics. We offer no opinion or analysis on the trends, as we leave that to the reader. DiGJamaica will continue

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2012: A Graphical Look At The Year In Crime Fighting

In today’s Monday Musings, we will look at the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s provisional statistics for the year ending 2012.  We would wait on official statistics but the website still lists provisional statistics for 2011.  Regardless, here is 2012 in a

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