Pawnshop exec surprised ‘valuable’ employee arrested

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AN executive of a Corporate Area pawnshop where members of the Uchence Wilson Gang had allegedly pawned stolen items, testified yesterday that she was surprised when one of the company’s top sales agents was arrested.

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Mathematics Teacher of the Year on mission to help underperformers

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THE 2019 Mathematics Teacher of the Year, Karema Mundell-Thomas, is on a mission to transform the way teachers at the primary level communicate messages regarding the subject to students who are underperforming.In an interview with JIS News, Mundell-Thomas says during her year, she wants to impart to other teachers the non-traditional strategies and best practices she has been using in her classes with under-performing students.

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Jamaica deepens ties with China

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THE Government yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the People’s Republic of China on that country’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), to deepen cooperation and partnership between the two nations for economic development.The BRI, now in its fifth year, is a new model of international development cooperation, promoting ‘connectivity’ across countries and regions.

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Phillips blames media, pollsters

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OPPOSITION Leader and People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips is ripping into the media and pollsters, claiming they contributed to the party’s loss in the Portland Eastern parliamentary by-election last week Thursday.

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It’s MoBay’s turn

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St James residents will soon be able to access free, secured Internet service in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay.This is expected to be in place in June when the Universal Service Fund (USF) establishes the platform, facilitating the provision as part of a three-year $14-million project.The engagement is being carried out under the Connect Jamaica Free Public Wi-Fi Project of the USF, an agency of the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology.

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Shaw says markets identified for local produce

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MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says the Government has identified four distinct markets for locally grown foods. These markets, he said, are the hotel industry; the Caricom region, where fresh and processed foods can be exported duty-free; the diaspora, and the national school-feeding programme, which will see children eating fresh foods, instead of imported and often genetically modified foods.

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This Day in History — April 12

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Today is the 102nd day of 2019. There are 263 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1961: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to fly in space, orbit the Earth and make a safe landing. OTHER EVENTS1606: Great Britain adopts the Union Jack.1861: US Civil War starts as Confederates take Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Caribbean leaders attend launch of resilience partnership ministerial in Miami

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The United States Department of State says senior leaders from 18 Caribbean countries were yesterday attending the historic launching of the US-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Ministerial in Miami, Florida.

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Sagicor Bank TDE Breakfast

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As part of The Destination Experience’s (TDE’s) impact weekend of activities, Chorvelle Johnson, Sagicor Bank CEO, hosted an intimate breakfast event for a group of women last Friday, ahead of The Destination Experience Visionaries’ Summit held at the Spanish Court Hotel. Ann-Marie Campbell, executive vice-president, Home Depot, US Stores, who was the guest of honour, left the women with powerful nuggets of knowledge as she shared her journey, from…

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Ministry strengthens youth engagement through partnership with OPM

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THE Ministry of National Security will be partnering with the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme to provide at-risk youths with targeted opportunities for employment. The pending partnership will be established under the banners of the ministry’s flagship Youth Empowerment Initiative — ‘We Transform’.

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