Caribbean Cement workers demand NWU’S Valentine resignation

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HOURLY-paid workers at the Caribbean Cement Company are demanding the resignation of National Workers’ Union (NWU) President Granville Valentine, whom they accuse of selling them out to the company.They also claim that he has a conflict of interest as their trade union representative.

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Mikael Phillips knocks Government’s transport policy

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The Opposition People’s National Party’s (PNP) shadow minister of Transport and Works, Mikael Phillips has knocked the State’s transport policy, saying that the “piecemeal plans” being implemented by the Government in the country’s public transport system will lead to service decline and economic disaster.

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A brighter future seen for Penwood High School

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The highlight of Education Week 2019 for students at Penwood High School was the staging of the institution’s annual Open Day, held under the theme ‘Building a Brighter Future, Educate and Empower ‘.

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NIDS ruling gives boost to Caricel

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Buoyed by the recent Constitutional Court ruling in the National Identification System (NIDS) case, lawyers representing Symbiote Investments Limited are heading to the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, confident that they will manage to overturn the decision of the local courts to uphold the technology minister’s decision to revoke its telecommunications licences.

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Mom was just angry

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The woman who found a large sum of money in an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) on East Queen Street in downtown Kingston has stoutly defended her mother who called her “stupid” for returning the cash.Mother of two Ackaisha Green told the Jamaica Observer last week that she understands why her mother hurled the insult at her.

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Man to know fate for stealing gadgets

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 A man who ‘fished’ out the keys from a living room in the Corporate Area, went inside and stole several gadgets, is to know his fate next month.Ewan Orrette pleaded guilty to house breaking when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last Thursday.The prosecutor, who was unable to say what Orrette used to remove the keys from a centre table inside the complaint’s house, said the incident occurred on April 25.

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Sunday Brew — May 12, 2019

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Choosing ‘quality’ MPs to run the country A general election is likely to be held in Jamaica by 2021, although if certain things unfold by later this year, or next, no one should be surprised if Prime Minister Andrew Holness summons the electorate to dip their fingers in the purple ink (some say blue) much sooner.

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Sagicor launches online platform for buying life insurance policies

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Sagicor Life Jamaica launched what the company described as an innovative electronic platform, eLife, last Wednesday, which is expected to significantly improve the convenience and speed with which persons can purchase life insurance policies.

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Major General Anderson on a mission

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Just over one year into his job as the island’s top cop, Major General Antony Anderson has declared that he is on a mission to provide Jamaica with a police force that can make the island proud.In his first major media briefing since taking command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in March 2018, the former head of the Jamaica Defence Force detailed the steps he has taken so far to modernise and clean up the force.

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Guardian gives $10-m equipment to UHWI

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The University Hospital of the West Indies is now home to an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Machine (ECMO), the only one of its kind in the English speaking Caribbean, and donated by the Guardian Group Foundation with funds raised from the 2018 staging of the ‘Keep it Alive’ 5K Night Runs.

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