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  1. Gleaner Crime Forum | Unruly Teens – Indiscipline In Schools Fuelling Crime Says Westmoreland Educator
  2. Jamaica Has A Weighty Problem – Heart Foundation Equipment Buckling Under The Pressure From Excessively Obese Persons
  3. Gleaner Honour Awards | For Health And Wellness: Jamaica Moves – Moving Towards Better Health
  4. Quartet Snub West Indies Selectors
  5. Lasco To Enter Medical Ganja Market – ​Creates Subsidiary For Joint Venture Partnership, Awaits Licence
  6. 5 Questions With – Shenseea

1. Gleaner Crime Forum | Unruly Teens – Indiscipline In Schools Fuelling Crime Says Westmoreland Educator 

The high level of indiscipline being exhibited in schools by students is very indicative of what to expect when they leave and head out into society, believes Barbara Dandy, dean of discipline at the Godfrey Stewart High School in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Jamaica Has A Weighty Problem – Heart Foundation Equipment Buckling Under The Pressure From Excessively Obese Persons

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica has a weighty burden to deal with. They are losing equipment, and no, it’s not robbery or vandalism. Some patients coming in to them are so overweight that the scales spin until they break. Equipment like the cuffs for blood pressure monitors cannot fit the circumference of their arms, and the chairs buckle under the excessive pressure. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Gleaner Honour Awards | For Health And Wellness: Jamaica Moves – Moving Towards Better Health  

Jamaica Moves started as a concept. At the core of the plan is the education, engagement and the building of supportive environments in parishes across Jamaica, with hopes of reducing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, by 25 per cent by the year 2025. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Quartet Snub West Indies Selectors

West Indies have selected their 15-man squad for the crucial ICC World Cup qualifiers without a ball bowled in the Regional Super50, recalling all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite and Kemar Roach but snubbed by the experienced quartet of Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Darren Bravo. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Lasco To Enter Medical Ganja Market – ​Creates Subsidiary For Joint Venture Partnership, Awaits Licence

Chairman Lascelles Chin said on Thursday that Lasco Manufacturing has applied for licensing to produce medicinal ganja products and expects a short wait. The new business line will be executed through Lasvac Limited, a company registered by Lasco on January 8 of this year.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website. 

6. 5 Questions With – Shenseea

Fan-proclaimed dancehall princess Shenseea is not sitting around waiting for opportunities to land in her lap. Like in the game of ludo – or ‘loodi’ as Jamaicans would call it – the artiste is throwing double sixes and making moves for the win on the entertainment scene. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.