|Chambers' killing - 'Attack on the state itself'
PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding has scheduled an urgent meeting with Minister of Transport, Mike Henry, and members of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) board tomorrow to discuss the future management of the state-owned bus company after the brutal slaying of its Chairman Douglas Chambers at the company's depot Friday afternoon.
Teen prostitutes - Negril - trafficking hotbed, girls in poverty abducted
A REPORT on human trafficking in Jamaica, commissioned by the National Task Force against Trafficking in Persons within the Ministry of National Security, reveals a connection between sexual exploitation, forced labour and tourism.
Designated coroner's courts coming
THE GOVERNMENT is taking steps to restructure the problem-plagued coroner's court, according to Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne.
'Too good to be true' - Job offers lead to exploitation
WHILE THE recent United States State Department's human trafficking report indicates no one in Jamaica has yet been convicted for the offence, the police are actively pursuing eight cases in local courts. At the same time, the police are strongly warning Jamaicans to beware of job and education offers that seem too good to be true ...
Sex shop invasion - Communities appeal to authorities; practice devalues properties
RESIDENTS IN a number of upper St Andrew neighbourhoods have been seeking the urgent assistance of the police to shut down several sex shops that have invaded their communities, "carrying property values down".
Lawyers urge caution against video link
SOME ATTORNEYS who practise at the private bar have expressed reservations about plans to enact laws allowing for evidence to be given by video link.
Great prospects at Prospect
PROSPECT, a small district located in north central Clarendon, is big on volunteerism. Through the efforts of a dedicated team of educators, students who have dropped out of the formal school system now have an opportunity to continue their education.
Patois Bible in Pan-African and Pan-Caribbean context
WHAT IS true mainly of the coastal regions of Africa and elsewhere in the world is also true of the Caribbean as a whole - including Jamaica. And that is: we have witnessed the not-yet-fully understood global linguistic phenomenon involving what scholars have called the "pidginisation" and, ultimately, the "creolisation" of the various languages...