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20 Nov/2019

CC principal won’t press charges against mom

Western Bureau: Cornwall College principal Michael Ellis, who was forced to ditch his jacket last Wednesday after he was assaulted by an angry parent, says he has forgiven the woman but hopes she will seek professional help in anger management. “...
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20 Nov/2019

Jamaican judge gets death threats

Jamaican judge Paul Harrison has reported receiving death threats in relation to his presiding over the trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands ex-Premier Michael Misick and others who are on corruption charges. Harrison told the court that he had...
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20 Nov/2019

Twins credit late mom for degree success

As her name was called, right before her twin sister’s, Shannoya Roberts cast a longing look across the audience, hoping that she would have seen her mother cheering them on rapturously. But as she and her sister, Shanece Roberts-Morgan, glided on...
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20 Nov/2019

PM orders fast-track to aspects of Road Traffic Act

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has ordered a fast-tracking of the implementation of certain aspects of the Road Traffic Act which specifically targets motorcyclists, according to Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (...
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20 Nov/2019

JTA president wants nurses in every primary school

President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association Owen Speid is insisting that primary schools need to be provided with school nurses. “The dengue virus is spiralling out of control,” Speid told The Gleaner on Monday. “Almost every day we are...
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20 Nov/2019

Burdened with bursar duties - JTA Speid appeals for primary schools to get bursars

Ainsworth Williams has been the principal of John Austin All-Age School in Clarendon since January of this year. Prior to his appointment, he was not trained in financial management, a skill needed for the bursar responsibilities which fall in his...
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20 Nov/2019

Jamaican ‘Cassanova’ lands on US Top 15 most-wanted list

Jamaican Leroy Headley who has been wanted in the United States for the April 2018 murder of the mother of his two children, has been added to the US Marshal top 15 most-wanted-men list. According to www.usmarshals.gov, Headley, 38, who has been...
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20 Nov/2019

SOS Children’s Village faces bleak future - CPFSA’s acting regional director ­appeals for help from corporate ­Jamaica

WESTERN BUREAU: Erick Vassell, acting regional director for the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), says if the nation’s two SOS Children’s Villages are forced to close their doors in the near future, it will severely impact the...
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20 Nov/2019

Boys awarded for improved academics, behaviour out west

WESTERN BUREAU: At a time when Jamaica’s men and boys are falling prey to violence, crime, and other ­unsavoury vices, the Errol Rattray Evangelistic Association (EREA) last week presented scholarships and gifts to 15 male students in western...
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20 Nov/2019

Hypocrisy! - McKenzie bashes PNP councillors’ attempt to oust Kim Brown Lawrence from St Ann Municipal Corporation

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has rushed to the defence of embattled Brown’s Town Councillor Kim Brown Lawrence, who survived a bid to oust her from the council by People’s National Party (PNP) councillors in the St Ann Municipal...
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20 Nov/2019

Hello Mi Neighbour | Watching the steps of one another

Hello, mi neighbour! How’s your day so far? Overwhelmed by the million and one things on your agenda? Hoping that today will be better than yesterday as you tie up loose ends? Fighting a bug in your body like me? I wish you well as you face off...
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20 Nov/2019

Revamp divestment policy for old sugar lands, says PNP’s Wright

WESTERN BUREAU: The absence of a clear government policy in relation to the appropriation of former sugar cane lands in Trelawny is being met with consternation by soil scientist and member of parliament for Trelawny North, Victor Wright. Speaking...
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20 Nov/2019

Faith-based schools must adapt to new world–Hewitt

Faith-based schools must reshape their curricula and revenue structure in order to be relevant to the needs of modern-day students and to stay afloat in tough economic times, says the Reverend Dr Roderick Hewitt, new president of the International...
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20 Nov/2019

Orlando Patterson to give public lecture at UWI Friday

Noted Jamaican cultural sociologist Orlando Patterson is set to deliver a public lecture on the topic ‘Jamaica and its Post-Colonial Predicament’ on Friday at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies. The event, which is...
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20 Nov/2019

Denbigh High boy has new vision on future

Once plagued by vision problems that affected his learning, 14-year-old Jamaal Muirhead is seeing a brighter future, courtesy of the charity of two corporate entities. Muirhead’s story tells the irony of disappointment turning to good, given his...
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20 Nov/2019

Anxiety as gold-mining company shutters doors

GEORGETOWN (CMC): The Guyana government Tuesday described as “precipitous” a decision by the Australian-owned gold-mining company, Troy Resources, to lay off more than 300 workers, claiming that it was facing financial problems. Natural Resources...
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20 Nov/2019

Call for calm as police, protesters clash

WASHINGTON (CMC): The chairman of the subregional Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda, on Tuesday called for calm and the adherence to the rule of law in Dominica as the island prepares to...
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20 Nov/2019

Answer found for Lucea’s traffic woes

WESTERN BUREAU: The Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) and the National Works Agency (NWA) have developed a comprehensive plan that they are hoping will adequately address the chronic traffic congestion in Lucea, the Hanover parish capital....
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20 Nov/2019

Gov’t moves to monetise Brand Jamaica

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will be pumping resources towards monetising and upgrading brand Jamaica to better capitalise on its economic benefit and value. He said the objective is to attract more businesses to the country...
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20 Nov/2019

Residents of St Elizabeth Infirmary pampered on Volunteer Day

Residents of the St Elizabeth Infirmary were treated to a day of pampering during the second annual Volunteer Day staged by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development on the grounds of the facility in Santa Cruz on Friday, November...
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