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  1. 110 Years In Prison – St Ann Family Sent Away For Killing Mentally-Ill Man
  2. Jamaica Improves On Corruption Perception Index But Still Has Work To Do
  3. Earth Today | Addressing Gender Realities Vital To Climate Readiness
  4. ‘I Am Very Proud Of How Far We Have Come’
  5. Eurozone Economy Cools Amid Stock Market Turmoil
  6. Downtown Carnival Remains Hopeful

1. 110 Years In Prison – St Ann Family Sent Away For Killing Mentally-Ill Man 

The attorney for the St Ann couple, who, along with their three adult sons, were sentenced yesterday to a total of 110 years in prison for stoning, then chopping a mentally-ill man to death, has taken issue with the punishment. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Jamaica Improves On Corruption Perception Index But Still Has Work To Do

Jamaica has risen 15 places in the latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released yesterday by Transparency International, but the gains could easily be eroded if delays in the full appointment of a chief justice are prolonged. That was the warning of the executive director of National Integrity Action (NIA) Professor Trevor Munro in presenting the latest CPI index score at his offices in St Andrew. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Earth Today | Addressing Gender Realities Vital To Climate Readiness

KEY FEMALE figures from industry and academia have given the Government’s move to ensure the participation of women and girls in climate change planning and action the nod, while emphacising that taking stock of gender realities is integral to successful resilience-building for all.  See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. ‘I Am Very Proud Of How Far We Have Come’ 

Christian Stokes, president of the Jamaica Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, is a proud man today after Jamaica’s history-making women’s two-man bobsled team completed four runs on the ice at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Eurozone Economy Cools Amid Stock Market Turmoil

There are signs that the turmoil in financial markets at the start of February had a negative impact albeit a short-term one on the fast-growing 19-country eurozone economy. A closely monitored survey of the private sector found activity cooling during the month, but still remaining near levels not seen since before the global financial crisis over a decade ago. See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Downtown Carnival Remains Hopeful

As the dancehall-soca song by Trevor Off Key and Allison Hinds says, ‘it’s never too late for carnival’, and Downtown Carnival promoter, O’Neil Smith, trusts that having a positive outlook will bring forth a road march in the heart of Kingston on Easter Monday (April 2). See the full story on The Gleaner’s website.