Ministry sends warning to job scammers

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THE Labour Ministry has urged people who have been duped out of their money, with the promise of a spot in its overseas employment programme, to come forward, and at the same time is urging those desperate for jobs to be on alert for these scams.

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National Labour Day project makes Papine High safer

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OFFICIALS at the Papine High School will now be able to better monitor students who have been sneaking in and out of the St Andrew Eastern institution.Principal Leighton Christie told Jamaica Observer yesterday that the breaches in the school’s perimeter fence had enabled some students to hide and leave the compound during school hours.

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KPH, Victoria Jubilee get facelift; bathroom for disabled

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STAFF of West Kingston Power Partners yesterday installed a bathroom for disabled clients, and carried out painting at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) in downtown Kingston as part of Labour Day activities.Acting chief executive officer for the Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee Hospitals, Colleen Wright, told JIS News that the Outpatient Department at the KPH’s south wing had no bathrooms that were disabled-friendly.

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$1.3 billion spent on 43 justice institutions in 2018/19

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THE Ministry of Justice says it has spent $1.3 billion to construct, rehabilitate, and refurbish 43 justice institutions, including several of the island’s courts, during the 2018/19 fiscal year.This was disclosed by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck as he made his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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Don’t tell me what to do

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Veteran attorney and Opposition Senator KD Knight is stoutly defending his firm’s decision to represent former Petrojam General Manager Floyd Grindley in a wrongful dismissal claim made against the State oil refinery.

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Hundreds participate in Labour Day projects across island

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Hundreds of people yesterday participated in Labour Day projects across the island, some observing the theme ‘Child Safety… It’s You, It’s Me, It’s All Ah We’, while others painted kerb walls, repainted pedestrian crossings, clean-up their communities, while some laboured at their homes. Here are highlights from the day’s activities:

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UNICEF to increase spending for road safety campaign

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THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be increasing expenditure under the ‘X Marks the Spot School Crosswalk Campaign’ being implemented by the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation.Country representative, UNICEF Jamaica, Mariko Kagoshima, said that the entity has contributed $30 million to the road safety campaign, which was launched at Hazard Primary School in Clarendon last November, and “we are expecting to top up to $100 million.

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Pensioners get more time to complete life certificates

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GOVERNMENT of Jamaica pensioners will have more time to complete and hand in their life certificates to the Accountant General’s Department (AGD).“We are sending out the life certificates one month earlier than before, so that you get two months to return them,” director of communication and customer relations at the AGD, Tanisha Weir Grant, told JIS News.

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This Day in History — May 24

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Today is the 144th days of 2019. There are 221 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2010: Security forces enter the Tivoli Gardens community after a stand-off with gunmen. The operation was to apprend Tivoli strongman Christopher “Dudus” Coke, who was requested for extradition by the United States Government on drug-trafficking and gunrunning charges. OTHER EVENT

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More rewards for honest mom

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Rewards keep on coming for Ackaisha Green, the mother of two who stumbled upon a stash of cash inside an ATM in downtown Kingston last month and handed it over to the police, despite the fact that she was in dire need of money.

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