School loses ‘dry weather’ reputation

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BEING referred to as a “dry weather” school is never a compliment. However, that moniker has been an unfortunate reality at Alexander Basic since the school’s inception in 1997.But today, the staff and students of Alexander Basic School in St Catherine are celebrating their new building, thanks to Food For The Poor (FFP)-Jamaica and its local and overseas donors.

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JCF announces additional support systems for returnees

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THE Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is moving to assure returning residents that their safety and security is a high priority for the organisation.In fact, the JCF said in a release yesterday that it is currently bolstering strategies and support systems for returnees’ protection.

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Lawyers of alleged Tivoli gangsters’ head to Supreme Court for bail

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DEFENCE lawyer Vincent Wellesley, who is representing one of the alleged Tivoli Gardens gangsters who were yesterday denied bail in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, says the attorneys for the accused are planning to seek bail for their clients in the Supreme Court.

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Lawyers of alleged Tivoli gangsters’ head to Supreme Court for bail

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DEFENCE lawyer Vincent Wellesley, who is representing one of the alleged Tivoli Gardens gangsters who were yesterday denied bail in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, says the attorneys for the accused are planning to seek bail for their clients in the Supreme Court.

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Dr Clarke says lowering of BOJ policy rate will foster greater access to capital

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MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says with the lowering of the Bank of Jamaica’s (BOJ) policy interest rate, more businesses can now access well-needed capital at affordable rates.

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US newsroom gunman wanted to ‘kill as many as possible’

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MARYLAND, United States (AFP) — The 38-year-old gunman who carried out a deadly assault on a newspaper office in Annapolis had barricaded a back door in a bid to “kill as many” as he could, authorities said yesterday, confirming he first made threats against the paper years ago.

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Labour Ministry strengthening capacity to assist jobseekers

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THE Ministry of Labour and Social Security will be strengthening its capacity to assist jobseekers, employers, and the general public to secure employment and access related services through the Electronic Labour Exchange Unit.A total of 1,092 people have been placed in jobs through the unit since April 2017.

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World Cup kits go retro, but there’s only one winner

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YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AFP) — Captain John Obi Mikel wrote in an opinion piece published hours before their critical World Cup game against Argentina: “Nigeria is not here to wear a nice kit.”But for some neutrals the 2-1 defeat by Lionel Messi’s side on Tuesday was more than Nigeria exiting the tournament — it meant the best team shirt only made one appearance in Russia.

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PHOTO: Encouraging words

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‘My heart and conscience are clean’

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OPPOSITION spokesman on finance Mark Golding has fired back at Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley, declaring that his “heart and conscience are clean”.Golding, the People’s National Party’s treasurer, said that he has taken note of a pending lawsuit against him, but in the same breath said that he is prepared to defend himself against it.

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