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Homework for parents - Educators defend complex projects given to children under 12 years old

Whether it is creating a replica of a house or the solar system, teachers of primary and preparatory schoolchildren are sending them home to do complex projects for homework, and several parents are getting upset.A number of parents have complained...

CPFSA to focus on mental health

Rosalee Gage-Grey, head of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), said there has been a renewed focus on providing services that will cater to children's mental health, in light of the many gruesome acts of violence that continue...
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CPFSA to focus on mental health

Rosalee Gage-Grey, head of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), said there has been a renewed focus on providing services that will cater to children's mental health, in light of the many gruesome acts of violence that continue...

Five health centres to be transformed into smart facilities

Work to transform five health centres across the island into greener, safer and climate-smart institutions under the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Smart Health Care Facilities Project, is slated to get under way in mid-2019.The facilities...
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Five health centres to be transformed into smart facilities

Work to transform five health centres across the island into greener, safer and climate-smart institutions under the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Smart Health Care Facilities Project, is slated to get under way in mid-2019.The facilities...

Briefing | Jamaica and the Global Competitiveness Report 2018

The 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report gives Jamaica an overall ranking of 79th out of the approximately 140 countries, falling from 78th last year.On a scale where one is the best and 140 is the worst -performing economy, the competitiveness...
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Briefing | Jamaica and the Global Competitiveness Report 2018

The 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report gives Jamaica an overall ranking of 79th out of the approximately 140 countries, falling from 78th last year.On a scale where one is the best and 140 is the worst -performing economy, the competitiveness...

Energy policy a magnet for investment

Jamaica's energy policy has made the sector attractive for investment and a game changer, with the country now poised to be the leader in the Caribbean, according to Managing Director of MPC Capital, David Delaire.The company with headquarters in...
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Energy policy a magnet for investment

Jamaica's energy policy has made the sector attractive for investment and a game changer, with the country now poised to be the leader in the Caribbean, according to Managing Director of MPC Capital, David Delaire.The company with headquarters in...

DBJ bats for small investors in Wigton divestment

Managing Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) Milverton Reynolds has given the assurance that small investors will not be crowded out when the divestment process for the Wigton Wind Farm in Rose Hill, Manchester, is completed.Plans are...
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DBJ bats for small investors in Wigton divestment

Managing Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) Milverton Reynolds has given the assurance that small investors will not be crowded out when the divestment process for the Wigton Wind Farm in Rose Hill, Manchester, is completed.Plans are...

13 people arrested in two incidents, firearms seized

Thirteen people have been arrested in two separate incidents in the past 48 hours in which two illegal firearms were seized. In the more recent incident today, five men were taken into custody after a .22 calibre handgun with an empty magazine was...
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13 people arrested in two incidents, firearms seized

Thirteen people have been arrested in two separate incidents in the past 48 hours in which two illegal firearms were seized. In the more recent incident today, five men were taken into custody after a .22 calibre handgun with an empty magazine was...

St Andrew mother, four-month-old daughter missing

An Ananda Alert has been activated for 16-year-old Jessica Burrell of Mobberly Avenue, Duhaney Park, St Andrew and her four-month-old daughter Jaeunique Collins. The police say they have been missing since Saturday, November 10. Jessica...
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St Andrew mother, four-month-old daughter missing

An Ananda Alert has been activated for 16-year-old Jessica Burrell of Mobberly Avenue, Duhaney Park, St Andrew and her four-month-old daughter Jaeunique Collins. The police say they have been missing since Saturday, November 10. Jessica...

Growth & Jobs | Save towards your house deposit - HAJ

The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has advised young professionals to start planning early for homeownership.Assistant environmental planner at the entity, Zanetta Scott, said having adequate funds for a house deposit continues to be a major...
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Growth & Jobs | Save towards your house deposit - HAJ

The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has advised young professionals to start planning early for homeownership.Assistant environmental planner at the entity, Zanetta Scott, said having adequate funds for a house deposit continues to be a major...

Growth & Jobs | 'We need more manufacturers of beauty-care products'

Dianne Plummer, founder and chief executive officer of Your True Shade, cautioned upcoming entrepreneurs to ensure that they do diligent research if they are to achieve sustainable economic benefits from their business ventures.Plummer also said...
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Growth & Jobs | 'We need more manufacturers of beauty-care products'

Dianne Plummer, founder and chief executive officer of Your True Shade, cautioned upcoming entrepreneurs to ensure that they do diligent research if they are to achieve sustainable economic benefits from their business ventures.Plummer also said...

Growth & Jobs | Jamaica must leapfrog to economic development

Executive director of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Senator Aubyn Hill, has said Jamaica cannot afford to incrementally grow if it wants to achieve economic progress.He was speaking late last week at the third in a series of conversations about...
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Growth & Jobs | Jamaica must leapfrog to economic development

Executive director of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Senator Aubyn Hill, has said Jamaica cannot afford to incrementally grow if it wants to achieve economic progress.He was speaking late last week at the third in a series of conversations about...

Non-functional street lights contribute to crime in Clarendon

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Councillors at the monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Cor-poration last Thursday said that a lack of working street lights is having a serious impact on crime in the parish.To this end, they urged the mayor, Winston Maragh...
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Non-functional street lights contribute to crime in Clarendon

MAY PEN, Clarendon:Councillors at the monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Cor-poration last Thursday said that a lack of working street lights is having a serious impact on crime in the parish.To this end, they urged the mayor, Winston Maragh...

Ministry invests in unattached youth

In a time when various communities are under zones of special operations or state of emergency, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), through its Electronic Labour Exchange team - a part of the Ministry's Labour Market Information...
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Ministry invests in unattached youth

In a time when various communities are under zones of special operations or state of emergency, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), through its Electronic Labour Exchange team - a part of the Ministry's Labour Market Information...

Save towards your house deposit <I>- HAJ</I>

The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has advised young professionals to start planning early for homeownership.Assistant environmental planner at the entity, Zanetta Scott, said having adequate funds for a house deposit continues to be a major...
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Save towards your house deposit <I>- HAJ</I>

The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has advised young professionals to start planning early for homeownership.Assistant environmental planner at the entity, Zanetta Scott, said having adequate funds for a house deposit continues to be a major...

'We need more manufacturers of beauty-care products'

Dianne Plummer, founder and chief executive officer of Your True Shade, cautioned upcoming entrepreneurs to ensure that they do diligent research if they are to achieve sustainable economic benefits from their business ventures.Plummer also said...
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'We need more manufacturers of beauty-care products'

Dianne Plummer, founder and chief executive officer of Your True Shade, cautioned upcoming entrepreneurs to ensure that they do diligent research if they are to achieve sustainable economic benefits from their business ventures.Plummer also said...

Jamaica must leapfrog to economic development

Executive director of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Senator Aubyn Hill, has said Jamaica cannot afford to incrementally grow if it wants to achieve economic progress.He was speaking late last week at the third in a series of conversations about...
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Jamaica must leapfrog to economic development

Executive director of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Senator Aubyn Hill, has said Jamaica cannot afford to incrementally grow if it wants to achieve economic progress.He was speaking late last week at the third in a series of conversations about...

Parent shot dead at Lannaman's Prep School, classes suspended

Classes have been suspended at the St Andrew-based Lannaman’s Preparatory School after a parent was shot dead this morning in a suspected contract killing. The parent, Ainsley Folkes, had just dropped off his son about 8 o’clock and...
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Parent shot dead at Lannaman's Prep School, classes suspended

Classes have been suspended at the St Andrew-based Lannaman’s Preparatory School after a parent was shot dead this morning in a suspected contract killing. The parent, Ainsley Folkes, had just dropped off his son about 8 o’clock and...

Comic book genius and Spider-Man creator Stan Lee dies at 95

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionised the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died...
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Comic book genius and Spider-Man creator Stan Lee dies at 95

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionised the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died...

JUTC warns it will pull Above Rocks buses amid any threat of violence

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it will be forced to pull its buses from the Above Rocks route in St Andrew if the police confirm any threat of violence against its drivers or vandalism of its vehicles. In a statement Monday...
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JUTC warns it will pull Above Rocks buses amid any threat of violence

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it will be forced to pull its buses from the Above Rocks route in St Andrew if the police confirm any threat of violence against its drivers or vandalism of its vehicles. In a statement Monday...

CMU to build drones to inspect Wigton wind turbines

Wigton Wind Farm Limited is partnering with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) in utilising geospatial technology to maintain its wind turbines.The university has been commissioned by the entity to build a drone that can be used to inspect the...
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CMU to build drones to inspect Wigton wind turbines

Wigton Wind Farm Limited is partnering with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) in utilising geospatial technology to maintain its wind turbines.The university has been commissioned by the entity to build a drone that can be used to inspect the...

More work to start at CRH this week - Tufton

WESTERN BUREAU:As restorative work continues at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), in Montego Bay, Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says that work will begin this week to address the issue of moisture in the Type A facility's roof, which...
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More work to start at CRH this week - Tufton

WESTERN BUREAU:As restorative work continues at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), in Montego Bay, Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, says that work will begin this week to address the issue of moisture in the Type A facility's roof, which...

NCU contributing to a healthy and stable population

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) President Dr Lincoln Edwards says the institution is committed to the creation of a healthy population. Speaking recently at the launch of NCU's health and wellness fair, Dr Edwards said the theme, 'Pathways to a...
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NCU contributing to a healthy and stable population

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) President Dr Lincoln Edwards says the institution is committed to the creation of a healthy population. Speaking recently at the launch of NCU's health and wellness fair, Dr Edwards said the theme, 'Pathways to a...

Weed Ed | #GanjaFacts

The establishment of Rastafarian beliefs and practises in the 1930s was strongly influenced by Indian culture. Leonard Howell, the founder of Rastafari, is known to have socialised with Indian indentured workers who introduced ganja seeds to the...
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Weed Ed | #GanjaFacts

The establishment of Rastafarian beliefs and practises in the 1930s was strongly influenced by Indian culture. Leonard Howell, the founder of Rastafari, is known to have socialised with Indian indentured workers who introduced ganja seeds to the...

Weed Ed | Preserving ganja’s sacredness amid mass commercialisation

In 10 years, the global marijuana culture will hardly resemble anything persons grew up knowing. By 2028 most countries would have decriminalised or legalised the plant. Ganja will be a widespread commodity, with its byproducts dominating the food...
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Weed Ed | Preserving ganja’s sacredness amid mass commercialisation

In 10 years, the global marijuana culture will hardly resemble anything persons grew up knowing. By 2028 most countries would have decriminalised or legalised the plant. Ganja will be a widespread commodity, with its byproducts dominating the food...

Labourites start working on 2nd term - Women, young people targeted by the JLP as it heads to 75th annual conference

As the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) plots is way to a second political term, its leader, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and his top lieutenants, have been busy crafting a plan to attract more women and young people to the political process.The party,...
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Labourites start working on 2nd term - Women, young people targeted by the JLP as it heads to 75th annual conference

As the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) plots is way to a second political term, its leader, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and his top lieutenants, have been busy crafting a plan to attract more women and young people to the political process.The party,...

I am here for you! - MP tells residents of Willowfield they have not been abandoned

Eastern St Thomas Member of Parliament Dr Fenton Ferguson has refuted claims of neglect by residents of Willowfield in his constituency.Several residents of the sugar cane-dependent community recently told The Sunday Gleaner that they have been...
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I am here for you! - MP tells residents of Willowfield they have not been abandoned

Eastern St Thomas Member of Parliament Dr Fenton Ferguson has refuted claims of neglect by residents of Willowfield in his constituency.Several residents of the sugar cane-dependent community recently told The Sunday Gleaner that they have been...

Religious snub - RE teacher says principals are not employing them

Claims that Jamaica is facing a shortage of religious education (RE) teachers have been challenged by one person trained to teach the subject.Nadine Chambers argues that it is the principals who are refusing to employ specialists to teach the...
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Religious snub - RE teacher says principals are not employing them

Claims that Jamaica is facing a shortage of religious education (RE) teachers have been challenged by one person trained to teach the subject.Nadine Chambers argues that it is the principals who are refusing to employ specialists to teach the...

'The connector' - New principal of UWI, Mona, vows to ensure improved customer service during his tenure

On the day he celebrated his first 100 days in office, Professor Dale Webber declared his determination to leave a lasting footprint with improvements in customer service during his tenure as principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI),...
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'The connector' - New principal of UWI, Mona, vows to ensure improved customer service during his tenure

On the day he celebrated his first 100 days in office, Professor Dale Webber declared his determination to leave a lasting footprint with improvements in customer service during his tenure as principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI),...

Editors' Forum | Cash-strapped UWI defends deregistering new students

Staff cost remains the major expense facing the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, with its utilities bills and security expenses among the big-ticket items pressuring the administration as it attempts to remain financially viable....
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Editors' Forum | Cash-strapped UWI defends deregistering new students

Staff cost remains the major expense facing the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, with its utilities bills and security expenses among the big-ticket items pressuring the administration as it attempts to remain financially viable....

The driver was racing, says student who escaped Portland bus crash

A student who was onboard a minibus that ran off the road in Portland yesterday says the driver was racing with another with another bus. According to the teen, the bus was travelling at a “high speed” when the driver lost control has...
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The driver was racing, says student who escaped Portland bus crash

A student who was onboard a minibus that ran off the road in Portland yesterday says the driver was racing with another with another bus. According to the teen, the bus was travelling at a “high speed” when the driver lost control has...

St Andrew South Police list wanted men, persons of interest

The St Andrew South Police have listed the names of five men they say are wanted for murder and illegal possession of firearm. Detectives in St Andrew South have also released the names of ten men they have described as persons of interest in...
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St Andrew South Police list wanted men, persons of interest

The St Andrew South Police have listed the names of five men they say are wanted for murder and illegal possession of firearm. Detectives in St Andrew South have also released the names of ten men they have described as persons of interest in...

Police search for driver in hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian

Police investigators are trying to locate the driver of a red Suzuki motorcar that was involved in a hit-and-run collision which left one man dead. The collision happened along Half Way Tree Road, in St Andrew yesterday. The dead man has been...
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Police search for driver in hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian

Police investigators are trying to locate the driver of a red Suzuki motorcar that was involved in a hit-and-run collision which left one man dead. The collision happened along Half Way Tree Road, in St Andrew yesterday. The dead man has been...

Body found in container

The body of a man was found in a container in Old Harbour, St Catherine yesterday. The man, who is believed to be 52 years old, has not yet been identified. The Old Harbour Police say he is of dark complexion, medium built and was wearing...
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Body found in container

The body of a man was found in a container in Old Harbour, St Catherine yesterday. The man, who is believed to be 52 years old, has not yet been identified. The Old Harbour Police say he is of dark complexion, medium built and was wearing...

Man shot and disarmed by off-duty cop

A man is now in hospital under police guard following a confrontation with an off-duty policeman in Newlands, St Catherine today. The police say a firearm containing one round of ammunition was seized in the incident, which reportedly happened...
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Man shot and disarmed by off-duty cop

A man is now in hospital under police guard following a confrontation with an off-duty policeman in Newlands, St Catherine today. The police say a firearm containing one round of ammunition was seized in the incident, which reportedly happened...

Cocaine seized at airport in tins labelled 'Jack Mackerel'

A small quantity of cocaine stashed in tins labelled ‘Jack Mackerel’ was seized at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James this week, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) has revealed. The JCA says the cocaine, valued at...
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Cocaine seized at airport in tins labelled 'Jack Mackerel'

A small quantity of cocaine stashed in tins labelled ‘Jack Mackerel’ was seized at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James this week, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) has revealed. The JCA says the cocaine, valued at...

New deal makes Raheem Sterling one of the 'best paid players in BPL'

Jamaican Raheem Sterling has signed a three-year contract extension at his Barclays Premier League (BPL) team Manchester City, committing him to the club until 2023 in a deal worth up to £300,000 per week. The 23-year-old England forward'...
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New deal makes Raheem Sterling one of the 'best paid players in BPL'

Jamaican Raheem Sterling has signed a three-year contract extension at his Barclays Premier League (BPL) team Manchester City, committing him to the club until 2023 in a deal worth up to £300,000 per week. The 23-year-old England forward'...

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