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The Fix with Baba Kahn


St. Vincent & The Grenadines moves one minister
Grouping for a cause – Civil-society agencies defend their relevance

With fresh questions being raised about the significance of some of the civic-society groups operating locally, commentator Martin Henry is defending their work which he says “is crucial to democracy and needs to be further strengthened”. Click here to read full story

Home at last! Man facing life sentence because of judge's error finally freed

“I feel as if I am in heaven.” Those were among the first words from Wilburn Purcell after he walked out of the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre a free man. Click here to read full story

Money stalls Marcus house – Government and occupants still to negotiate relocation amount

Today The Sunday Gleaner continues a series on the state of the birthplaces with a look at St Ann’s Bay, the birthplace of National Hero Marcus Garvey. Click here to read full story

Goat money – More than a curry dish or mannish water

Jamaican goat farmers are losing millions of dollars in potential earnings because of their decision to rely mainly on the sale of the meat while ignoring other valuable items that they could supply to the domestic and international market. Click here to read full story

New oil frontier

One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba’s northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that the Cubans can now get in on the action. Click here to read full story

Mapping crime – Police testing new computer programme to keep track of criminality

With the 2014 Global Status Report on Violence Prevention last week showing Jamaica third on the list of countries with the most murders in 2012, police in one of the country’s crime hot spots are getting help to fight the monster. Click here to read full story

Doctors, nurses on call – Hope for a brighter future in ailing health sector

This year will go down as the one that Jamaicans fully realised what those in the sector have been saying for years – the health care system is in shambles. Click here to read full story

Polio: A hidden part of Jamaican history

Jamaica recently experienced an outbreak of the chikungunya disease, a debilitating virus which causes severe joint pains in its victims, lasting usually only for a few days. But in the 1950s the country battled an even more severe outbreak of another disease, which was more deadly, claiming the lives of many Jamaicans, especially children. Click Read More

15 magical minutes – Children treasure once-a-year visit with their imprisoned fathers

It was two years in the making, but last Thursday Natalie was able to keep a promise to her three daughters as they were finally able to see their father who is serving time at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in downtown Kingston. Click here to read full story

Tricks or treats? Some Christmas promotions might just be too good to be true

With several businesses trying to grab last-minute Christmas shoppers with promotions, giveaways, and competitions with “attractive prizes”, local consumer-protection agencies are urging members of the public to be on the lookout for tricksters. Click here to read full story

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