Warmington rejects statements tabled on Auditor General’s Dept

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DEPUTY Leader of the House of Representatives Everald Warmington has rejected the appropriations accounts of the Auditor General’s Dept (AuGD) tabled on Tuesday in the House of Representatives by Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke.

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CMU president cries foul

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PRESIDENT of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Dr Fritz Pinnock has intimated that there could be other motives which have led to the Financial Investigations Division (FID) securing a court order to obtain documents from the institution, as part of its ongoing investigations.The probe is linked to allegations of corruption connected to the former education minister, Ruel Reid, who was asked by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in March to resign.

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PAAC raps Edna Manley College head over sex claims at institution

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PRINCIPAL of the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts Nicholeen DeGrasse-Johnson was yesterday raked over the coals at a meeting of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), for her handling of reports of sexual harassment by a senior lecturer at the institution, two years prior to the most recent claims which made headlines last month.

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Allman Town reels from shooting death of 66-y-o

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GLEN Lennon was a community man.In fact, residents of Campbell Street said tha with his death the community of Allman Town has lost a stalwart.Lennon, otherwise called Micey, was cut killed on his 66th birthday last week Friday.The father of three was shot during a gun battle between two off-duty police officers and gunmen in Half-Way-Tree. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Holland Primary SEP champions again!

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Holland Primary School from the breadbasket parish of St Elizabeth was yesterday named winner of the Schools’ Environment Programme (SEP) Research Day, its third time holding the Champion SEP School trophy.The students and their teacher could hardly contain their joy at the news.When the announcement came, Dorothy Wright, a teacher who worked closely with the students in the competition, shouted “Yes!”

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Heartless!

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A sense of despair and fear was evident as residents of Harvey Road in the Two Miles area of St Andrew reacted to the early morning murder of three young people in their community, yesterday.

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Portia: I ask that my name, image not be used in campaign

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AS members of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) begin to declare support for President Dr Peter Phillips and challenger Peter Bunting, former party president Portia Simpson Miller has come out publicly stating that she will not be supporting either candidate.Simpson Miller’s response was triggered by social media posts which suggested that she has thrown her support behind a particular candidate.

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PHOTO: The face of grief

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Matthews Lane fire victim Andrea Gordon is a picture of grief as she ponders her fate, while carrying her granddaughter on a piece of cardboard following Tuesday’s fire that destroyed merchandise belonging to her and several other vendors. (Photo: Jason Tulloch)

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This Day in History — June 13

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Today is the 164th day of 2019. There are 201 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS1993: Kim Campbell becomes Canada’s first female prime minister. OTHER EVENTS323 BC: Alexander the Great dies of a fever at age 33 in Babylon. He leaves no heir and his empire dissolves.1653: British fleet defeats Dutch off North Foreland.

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Phillips calls on PM to have CMU hand over documents requested by FID

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OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips is urging Prime Minister Andrew Holness to immediately instruct the leadership of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) to hand over all the requested documents to the police and the Financial Investigations Division (FID), which are probing allegations of fraud at the institution.

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