Hydel clarifies arrangement with CMU

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Hydel University yesterday clarified the arrangement it had with the Caribbean Maritime Institute (now Caribbean Maritime University) to operate sites for the Career Advancement Programme.Hydel issued the clarification in response to an error in yesterday’s Jamaica Observer report on the decision of CMU President Dr Fritz Pinnock to extend his leave of absence to September 16.Here is the full text of Hydel’s clarification:

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Tufton commits to addressing junior doctors’ concerns

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MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday committed to doing more to address the concerns raised by junior doctors in the public health system of sexual harassment and abuse by senior doctors.

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Lakes Pen traffic lights decommissioned to facilitate roadworks

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THE Lakes Pen Road/Municipal Boulevard intersection in Portmore, St Catherine, will remain without traffic signals for at least the next two weeks.National Works Agency’s (NWA) Communication and Customer Services Manager Stephen Shaw explained that the traffic lights had to be decommissioned earlier this week to facilitate the widening of the roadway at the intersection.

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Boys outperform girls in four CSEC subjects

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MALE students recorded higher percentage passes than females in four subjects in the 2019 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.

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New life, health insurance plan for seniors launched

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SAGICOR Life Jamaica and CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers have collaborated to roll out an expanded comprehensive life and health insurance plan for members of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP).

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Bauxite dilemma

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THE future of hundreds of casual workers at the JISCO/Alpart alumina plant in Nain, St Elizabeth, should be known by month-end as consultations on improving production continue between the Government and the Chinese-owned company.

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‘Give what you can to rebuild children’s home’

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JAMAICANS are being urged to give whatever they can afford towards the Jamaica National Children’s Home Restoration Fund, which will be opened over the next two months and already has approximately $4 million in donations and pledges.The Papine, St Andrew-based children’s home was damaged by fire last Friday, displacing 41 wards.

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This Day in History — August 15

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Today is the 227th day of 2019. There are 138 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1865: Sir Joseph Lister, a British surgeon, discovers the antiseptic process and reduces post-operative patient mortality to less than 15 per cent in one year. OTHER EVENTS

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Woodside residents to complete ‘ancestral garden’ with cash prize

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RESIDENTS of Woodside in St Mary are one step closer to completing an ‘ancestral garden’ in their farming community, which they believe will help them generate additional income.After years of lobbying for funds to improve the existing garden, their crusade ended on Tuesday when Caribbean Cement Company Limited announced that they were the winners of its ‘Build Your Community Competition’.

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Not enough

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POLITICAL Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown has ordered Manchester North West Member of Parliament (MP) Mikael Phillips to issue a full apology and withdrawal, by tomorrow, of the statements he made at a meeting in his constituency on the weekend.The MP issued an apology yesterday which, apparently, was not satisfactory for the political ombudsman.

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