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Trelawny police alarmed at number of student crimes
Inspector Lorna Henderson revealed that a total of 58 children were arrested last year, 52 of whom were charged with various crimes.

Religious Freedom festival organisers accused of excluding non-Christians
President of the Rastafari Innity Council, Baba Horace Matthews, says while the Rastafari community is in support of the intent of the festival, it appeared closed to groups outside Christianity.

Canadian billionaire battles to recoup loans for building casino chain in Jamaica, Dom Rep
Micahel G. DeGrotte, 81, a philanthropist and an officer of the Order of Canada, reportedly lent millions of dollars to three men to create a chain of gaming facilities in Jamaica and the Dom Rep.

UPDATE: Jamaican killed in BVI boat accident identified
Reports are that Anderson, an engineer, died after the inflatable vessel carrying employees of the Oil Nut Bay Resort, crashed into rocks on its way to the resort from an event in The Valley area.

Jamaican among two killed in BVI boat accident
The police, who have not released the names of the individuals, said the man is a Jamaican engineer and the woman is Caucasian.

No birth certificate for one-fifth of Jamaica's children under 12 - UNICEF
Despite this, UNICEF’s acting deputy representative in Jamaica Erica Mattelone says it is commendable that the island has a high birth registration rate of 98 per cent.

VIDEO: Miss Jamaica Universe Kaci Fennell promises show of a lifetime
In a self-made video sent to The Gleaner, Fennell also said she is looking forward to seeing the Jamaican flag flown high in the audience and the continued support on social media.

DPP disappointed with suspension of Evidence Act debate
The debate was suspended indefinitely on Friday after some senators expressed concern that one of the changes being contemplated would place accused persons, particularly the poor, at a disadvantage.

Thousands celebrate at Festival of Religious Freedom
Speaker after speaker hailed Jamaica, its government and people, for the premium placed on religious beliefs and practises here.

Bill to decriminalise ganja tabled in Senate
The amendments will make the possession of up to two ounces a non-arrestable offense. Instead possession of such small quantities would be a ticketable infraction, attracting a fine.

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