Corruption clash

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THE governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has scoffed at claims by the People’s National Party (PNP) that it is not firm enough on the issue of corruption and has chided the Opposition for its planned series of events to bring public attention to the matter.

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Questions for cops

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THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is to question the police involved in an incident which left 31-year-old Ricardo Humphrey nursing a broken jaw, broken nose bridge and without four of his front teeth.The police have claimed that Humphrey was injured when he fell while he was resisting arrest during the wee hours of Saturday morning.

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Baby dies in fire

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CASSANDRA Brown, after having two daughters, was over the moon when she was told during a prenatal clinic visit that she was having a boy.But that joy turned into sorrow 21 months later when her son, Neymar Facey, perished in a fire that left 14 children and 11 adults homeless on Bay Farm Road in Kingston, Tuesday evening.

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CMU saga deepens

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THE Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Council has reported that it was not notified about the engagement of four individuals, including former Jamaica Labour Party caretaker Othniel Lawrence, consultant Gail Campbell-Dunwell, and a company as the saga embroiling the State-owned entity continues to deepen.

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Teacher shot dead in bedroom

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police are puzzled over the gun murder of a Bishop Gibson High School teacher at her home in Melrose Mews, a few miles east of here, in the very early hours of yesterday morning.The victim has been identified as Carolyn Davis Campbell, 43, who taught human and social biology at Bishop Gibson High in Mandeville.

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Edna Manley student wants speedy passage of Sexual Harassment Bill

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JANELL Blair, the student at the centre of the sexual harassment allegations against a faculty member at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), is urging Parliament to expedite the passage of the Sexual Harassment Bill.The Bill, which was tabled Tuesday in the House by portfolio minister Olivia Grange, is to be reviewed by a joint select committee.

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Jack Warner hit with US$79-m fine

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NEW YORK, USA (AP) — A former Caribbean soccer official fighting extradition in the FIFA bribery scandal has been ordered to pay $79 million in damages from a related US lawsuit.

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More questions in maelstrom of allegations against CMU

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MORE questions were raised yesterday at the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) about the contracting to Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) of another person believed to be an employee of former education minister Ruel Reid.The former minister is at the centre of a criminal investigation involving the education ministry, and the CMU.

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Education officer wants anti-human trafficking clubs in schools

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Citing the need to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking and enlighten students on the worrying matter, Cecelia Jackson, an education officer of the education’s ministry region four, is recommending that anti-human trafficking clubs be established in schools across the region.Region four encompasses the parishes of St James, Hanover and Westmoreland.

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JTA says it is fed up with attacks

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PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Garth Anderson has condemned yesterday’s murder of Bishop Gibson High School teacher Carolyn Davis Campbell, who was shot dead at her Melrose Mews home in Mandeville.Urgent measures, said the JTA president, need to be taken to rid the country of the few who are a nuisance to the society.

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