Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | March 4, 2015
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This nation must weep - Child killers claim 15th victim since start of the year
Jamaica was thrust into despair once again yesterday as the barbarism of some of its people was emphasised when another child became part of the chilling murder statistics.

Jamaica's children the definition of resilience
The children I see in Jamaica today are passionate, strong, lively, enthusiastic, humorous and continually striving for success but under what difficult conditions and how many obstacles must they overcome?

Kayalicia was a promising child - principal
Staff and students at Donald Quarrie High School in Kingston were locked in a classroom, overcome with grief, as they tried to come to terms with the passing of 14-year-old Kayalicia Simpson, who was hacked to death at her home in Newlands, St Thomas, yesterday.

Appeal court to decide on speed of Senate seat hearing
THE PARTIES involved in the ongoing dispute over two Senate seats are urging the Court of Appeal to give a speedy hearing in the appeal brought by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness so as to bring finality to the matter.

Grades could determine SLB loans
The Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) has put in place a new policy which will see students being denied loans if their grades are low and if the demand for loans is greater than the amount available for on-lending.

MP hands over gun after altercation
Dr Dayton Campbell, member of parliament (MP) for North West St Ann, has submitted his licensed firearm for testing by police investigators.

Gov't seriously considering buy-back of PetroCaribe debt
A guarded Finance Minister, Dr Peter Phillips, yesterday disclosed that Jamaica is giving consideration to buying back its PetroCaribe debt, which now stands about US$3 billion.

Sigh of relief - Treadways residents happy for stop order against CHEC mining operations
News that the authorities have issued a stop order on the mining of aggregate by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) at a quarry in Treadways, St Catherine, is being welcomed by residents of surrounding communities who say they are the main victims of this operation.

Deacon charged with Father Brown murder
Detectives from the Hunts Bay Police Station have charged a man for the July 29, 2013 murder of Roman Catholic priest, Father Charles Brown.

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