$300,000 for work not done

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A witness in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial yesterday testified that she was neither employed to nor did work for the local government body but cashed a $300,000 cheque bearing her name and taxpayer registration number (TRN) then handed over the money to be delivered to Sanja Elliott, former deputy superintendent of the Road and Works Department.

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Ministry commends teachers for preparing students for PEP

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Minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Alando Terrelonge has commended educators for their role in preparing students to sit the first Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations. He was speaking to JIS News at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA)/Helen Stills Development Day event held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St James, recently.

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Quarrel over cup ends in death

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A fight over a cup on Thursday resulted in a man being stabbed to death by his brother, according to the police.Superintendent Robert Gordon of the Kingston Central Police Division told the Jamaica Observer that the police were investigating the homicide, which took place at 5 Connolley Avenue.

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Ghanaian president arrives in Jamaica today

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PRESIDENT Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana will address the opening of the eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference tomorrow, as he completes a visit to several Caribbean countries.A government statement said that the Ghanaian head of state, who arrives here today, will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Andrew Holness before addressing the media later in the day.

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Fishermen deported in 2018

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AT least four of the five fishermen who had been detained by the United States Coast Guard between 2017 and 2018, after being held in Haitian waters, were deported to Jamaica in 2018.This was disclosed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, in responding to questions from Opposition senators K D Knight and Lambert Brown in the Senate, yesterday.

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Alleged gangster, taxi driver shot dead in old capital

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A man, said to be a member of the notorious Klansman Gang, was yesterday afternoon shot dead while travelling in a taxi on Wellington Street in the old capital. The taxi driver was also killed.There were unconfirmed reports that the alleged gangster, whose name was not released by the police, was just released from prison where he was serving time for a robbery committed in downtown Kingston.

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Caricom moves to advance juvenile justice reform

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SANTO DOMINIGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBSI) Technical Working Group on Crime Prevention has ended a meeting here committing to specific actions to advance its priorities related to juvenile justice reform, strengthening evidence for crime prevention, and community level youth violence prevention and reduction.

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Seaga helped to revive integration movement – St Kitts-Nevis PM

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PRIME Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris has hailed late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga for his contribution to the Caribbean Community (Caricom).He said that Seaga was instrumental in reviving the integration movement in 1982 when Jamaica hosted the first meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) after a seven-year hiatus.

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Smart street light programme to cut energy cost

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MINISTER of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says the smart street light programme will assist in reducing the country’s energy cost as well as provide support in crime-fighting.

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JA taking action to mitigate climate change impacts

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FOREIGN Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says the Government is taking steps to reduce and manage the effects of climate change across all sectors through national and international partnerships.She was addressing the LASCO REAP awards ceremony held recently at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston.

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