Jamaican Dr Wayne Wesley is new CXC boss

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has a new registrar and chief executive officer at its helm.Effective August 1, Dr Wayne Wesley – a Jamaican ­– took over from former Registrar Glenroy Cumberbatch, who retired at the end of July.

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Falmouth mayor happy with PM’s commitment

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Prime Minister Andrew Holness’s recent reassurance of his Administration’s commitment to protecting the environment has gone down well with Mayor of Falmouth Councillor C Junior Gager.Last month, environmentalists, farmers and other stakeholders staged a demonstration in Albert Town, south Trelawny, expressing concerns over bauxite mining in the Cockpit Country.

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Jamaican Dr Wayne Wesley is new CXC boss

Observer on August 9th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has a new registrar and chief executive officer at its helm.Effective August 1, Dr Wayne Wesley – a Jamaican ­– took over from former Registrar Glenroy Cumberbatch, who retired at the end of July.

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Crushing blow!

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HUNDREDS of Jamaican college and university students who were banking on landing jobs in the US this summer to save for their tuition when school reopens in September have found themselves with neither the promised jobs nor the US$1,500 they each paid to secure placement.

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WRA says volume-based water abstraction fee already in effect

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MANAGING Director of the Water Resources Authority (WRA) Peter Clarke says that the volume-based fee for water abstraction has been in effect.The fee was implemented in April 2018 for water abstraction across all 10 of the island’s hydrologic basins.

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WRA says volume-based water abstraction fee already in effect

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MANAGING Director of the Water Resources Authority (WRA) Peter Clarke says that the volume-based fee for water abstraction has been in effect.The fee was implemented in April 2018 for water abstraction across all 10 of the island’s hydrologic basins.

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Falmouth mayor happy with PM’s commitment

Observer on August 9th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Prime Minister Andrew Holness’s recent reassurance of his Administration’s commitment to protecting the environment has gone down well with Mayor of Falmouth Councillor C Junior Gager.Last month, environmentalists, farmers and other stakeholders staged a demonstration in Albert Town, south Trelawny, expressing concerns over bauxite mining in the Cockpit Country.

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CRH reports fewer gunshot wounds since state of emergency

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  LILLIPUT, St James — Senior Medical Officer for Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James Dr Derek Harvey has attributed the implementation of the state of emergency (SOE) in St James for a big drop in the number of gunshot victims who sought medical treatment at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in 2018.

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Crushing blow!

Observer on August 9th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

HUNDREDS of Jamaican college and university students who were banking on landing jobs in the US this summer to save for their tuition when school reopens in September have found themselves with neither the promised jobs nor the US$1,500 they each paid to secure placement.

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Two women cops make it to top of class; want to make a difference

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A young policewoman who graduated Wednesday from the National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ) already sees herself as making a difference in the often-criticised Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

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