Anger at Cumberland High School

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A recommendation by the Cumberland High board to bypass Acting Principal Darien Henry and appoint another person to head the school has enraged parents and students, who are planning a street protest for this Thursday.

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Necessity the mother of invention

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BELLEFIELD, Manchester — Councillor Mario Mitchell (People’s National Party, Bellefield Division) told how his phone “nuh stop ring” when there is drought, as constituents demand water.Like so many others across rural Jamaica, the communities of mountainous Bellefield in central Manchester are without piped water from the National Water Commission.

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Security firm foils church robbery

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One man has been hospitalised following an early morning robbery attempt at AndrewMemorial United c hurch in Mandeville yesterday.

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PHOTO: Saludo, Senor Blanco!

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Stephen Price (left), Flow Jamaica country manager, expresses his appreciation to his former Spanish teacher, Horace White, or “Senor Blanco” as he is affectionately called. Price visited St George’s College, his alma mater, on Wednesday, May 8, celebrated nationally as Teacher’s Day. Price presented White with a new mobile device and a gift basket in celebration of his more than 35 years at the school. 

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Barbados mourns death of veteran journalist Harold Hoyte

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados is mourning the passing yesterday of veteran journalist Harold Hoyte, one of the founders of the Nation Publishing company.Hoyte, who was ailing for a long time, was 78 years old. He was in a Florida hospital after suffering an aneurysm last December.

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Battle brewing

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The Ganja Growers Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) says it is strongly opposed to the Government’s embrace of hemp cultivation here and has made a number of demands designed to protect the local cannabis industry from what the group sees as a threat.

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PHOTO: Celebrating nurses

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Lascelles Chin (second left), founder and executive chairman LASCO Affilliated Companies, is joined by (from left) Carmen Johnson, president, Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ); Denese Dacres Reeves, NAJ/LASCO Nurse of the Year 2018-2019; and Desmond Campbell, NAJ/LASCO Nursing Student of the Year 2018-2019 in cutting a cake to celebrate International Nurses’ Day and the launch of National Nurses Week at Mona Visitors’ Lodge on The University of the West Indies campus in St Andrew…

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Hagley Park Road improvement on track

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Work on the US$56-million Hagley Park Road Improvement Project, designed to significantly improve traffic flow in the Corporate Area, is on track for completion by the end of the summer.In a recent interview with JIS News, senior communications and customer services officer at the National Works Agency (NWA), Ramona Lawson, said that the bridge works are “practically done”.

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SOEs still unpopular with the Opposition

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The meeting of minds in the House of Representatives and the Senate last week which resulted in the passage of the Emergency Powers (Continuance) Resolution, 2019, extending the life of the current states of public emergency (SOEs) in western Jamaica was expected.

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JTA reads in North & East

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President-Elect of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association Owen Speid reads to students of his alma mater, Windsor Castle Primary in Portland, last Tuesday morning and handed a set of books to p rincipal Claudet Brimm-Layne.He was accompanied by the association’s regional officer Devon Meeks who also read.They later went to Endfield Primary where they also read.

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