UWI’s online Global Giving campaign kicks off today

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The University of the West Indies (UWI) has extended its annual fund-raising campaign giving online donors in particular a larger window to help strengthen and sustain the regional tertiary institution.

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Trial adjourns until September 18

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The Uchence Wilson Gang trial was yesterday adjourned until September 18 in the Home Circuit Court.The trial, which has been ongoing since March, was forced to break due to the close of the Easter Term, and will resume when the Michaelmas term begins in September.

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Business leaders propose measures to further boost job creation

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HEADS of two private sector bodies are proposing measures to further boost the Government’s job creation thrust and drive down unemployment, which reached a record low of 7.8 per cent at April 2019.

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USF offers second chance to unattached youth with technology programme

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SIX hundred unattached youth will get the opportunity to restructure their lives through the Universal Service Fund’s (USF) Technology Advancement Programme (TAP), at the start of the upcoming academic year. Details were outlined at the launch of the second phase of the programme at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday.

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Emancipation MOU

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THE University of Glasgow, Scotland’s premier tertiary institution, has agreed to put up £20 million over the next 20 years to establish a centre that will carry out reparatory-oriented policy research to address the legacies of slavery and colonialism in the Caribbean.

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Cocaine worth $4 .5 billion seized in two operations

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THE Narcotics Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force along with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard, between Sunday and Tuesday, seized more than 1,200 kilogrammes of cocaine worth approximately $4.5 billion in Kingston and St Thomas respectively.

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Lawyers continue to discredit main witnesses

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DEFENCE lawyers, in their final pitch to convince the judge of their clients’ innocence in the Uchence Wilson Gang trial, on Tuesday maintained that the Crown has not succeeded in proving the case against their clients at the required legal standards, which is beyond a reasonable doubt.

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CCJ to hear matter involving Caricom countries in October

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) —The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will sit in October to hear a request for an advisory opinion by the Caribbean Community (Caricom).

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MoBay mayor calls on residents to help rid city of rodents

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MAYOR of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis says residents of the city must be more mindful of their waste disposal habits as stakeholders redouble their efforts to curb rodent infestation.

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Phillips: Despite the progress, majority of Jamaicans have remained landless

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The following is an Emancipation Day message by Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips:  MY fellow Jamaicans, as we celebrate the 181st anniversary of the abolition of plantation slavery, I greet you in the spirit of the freedom which emancipation brought. Even today, that freedom remains the most important possession for each of us.

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