14-year-old Munro boarder dies

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MALVERN, St Elizabeth — Munro College is mourning the death of 14-year-old boarder, Diego DeSouza, described by school principal Mark Smith as “a ray of sunshine in the school”.Desouza, a budding footballer, was found “unresponsive” by staff members early yesterday as they did their rounds to rouse the boys for the new school day. It is believed he died hours during the nine to early morning.

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It’s a beginning, says Opposition

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LESS than 48 hours after Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips issued a 30-day ultimatum for release of the information on a number of corruption probes now under way, members of the security force arrested five of the people implicated in the scandal at the Ministry of Education and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU)

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Slow processing of police records hurting BPO sector

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OPPOSITION spokesman on science, technology and information, Julian Robinson, yesterday warned that a number of jobs are at risk as employers in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector have not been able to get police records to clear potential employees for hiring.

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Senators to get JLP nod in Clarendon

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PARLIAMENTARY secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Robert Nesta Morgan seems set to be named the next Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) representative for Clarendon North Central, while Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, who was also a contender for the seat, appears to be heading to Clarendon South Eastern.

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Arrest of JLP councillor shocks Brown’s Town residents

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A predawn raid by police on the home of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor Kim Brown Lawrence yesterday sent shock waves throughout Brown’s Town here in St Ann.Brown Lawrence has since been charged with conspiracy to defraud and possession of criminal property.

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Reid’s arrest won’t affect education ministry, says Samuda

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KARL Samuda has assured that the dramatic events that unfolded yesterday, ending in former Education Minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University President Dr Fritz Pinnock being detained by the police as part of ongoing investigations into financial improprieties, will in no way affect the daily operations of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.

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Multiple Charges

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Law enforcement agencies last night reported that the five people, including former Education Minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime Union (CMU) President Fritz Pinnock, who were taken into custody after early- morning raids at their homes yesterday, have been charged with a number of offences.

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PHOTO: Deaf students get computer lessons

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Chief executive officer of the Universal Service Fund Daniel Dawes (standing, left), and chief technical director, Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology Wahkeen Murray (right) assist students of the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf in the use of computers. Occasion was the commissioning of a community access point at the institution’s Cassia Park Road location in Kingston on Tuesday. (Photo: JIS)

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No shortage of books or furniture in schools, counters Samuda

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MINISTER with portfolio responsibility for education Karl Samuda has taken Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid to task over comments intimating that schools are critically short of furniture and textbooks.

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Judge rules that defence shares document with prosecution

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Parish Judge Ann Marie Grainger yesterday ruled that defence counsel make available to the prosecution, a statement by Sanja Elliott one of the accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation $400-million fraud case, being heard by the Manchester Parish Court.

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