UTech lecturers agree ‘temporary’ end to strike

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Following several hours of meeting with Ministry of Labour and Social Security officials yesterday, unionised workers at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) who have been on strike since October 25 over outstanding retroactive payments have reached an agreement which will see them returning to the classrooms “temporarily”.

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UTech lecturers agree ‘temporary’ end to strike

Observer on November 6th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Following several hours of meeting with Ministry of Labour and Social Security officials yesterday, unionised workers at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) who have been on strike since October 25 over outstanding retroactive payments have reached an agreement which will see them returning to the classrooms “temporarily”.

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No hearing yesterday in Manchester fraud trial

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The case involving eight people accused of conspiring to defraud the former Manchester Parish Council (now Municipal Corporation) of over $400 million was not heard yesterday in the Manchester Parish Court in Mandeville.

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No hearing yesterday in Manchester fraud trial

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The case involving eight people accused of conspiring to defraud the former Manchester Parish Council (now Municipal Corporation) of over $400 million was not heard yesterday in the Manchester Parish Court in Mandeville.

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Messy claims land Discovery Bay CDC in trouble

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THE management of Puerto Seco Beach has indicated that it is taking steps to file defamation suits against members of the Discovery Bay Community Development Committee (CDC) for what is described as their role in spreading falsehoods and untruths about the property.“The papers are being drafted and will be filed shortly,” general manager of Guardsman Hospitality Laura Heron disclosed on Monday.

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Messy claims land Discovery Bay CDC in trouble

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THE management of Puerto Seco Beach has indicated that it is taking steps to file defamation suits against members of the Discovery Bay Community Development Committee (CDC) for what is described as their role in spreading falsehoods and untruths about the property.“The papers are being drafted and will be filed shortly,” general manager of Guardsman Hospitality Laura Heron disclosed on Monday.

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Ministry official explains police procurement inefficiencies

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Permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security Diane McIntosh and members of the police high command yesterday sought to soothe concerns from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) about procurement inefficiencies which were raised in an auditor general report tabled in Parliament April.

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Ministry official explains police procurement inefficiencies

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Permanent secretary in the Ministry of National Security Diane McIntosh and members of the police high command yesterday sought to soothe concerns from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) about procurement inefficiencies which were raised in an auditor general report tabled in Parliament April.

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Attending high school in Canada vs Jamaica

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Dear Mr Brown,I am thinking of sending my son to attend a high school in Toronto. I would like to know how you would compare the two systems, since I know from your website that you are from Canada and used to teach in Jamaica. How would you compare the education system in Canada to the one in Jamaica? — EB Dear EB:

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Attending high school in Canada vs Jamaica

Observer on November 6th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Dear Mr Brown,I am thinking of sending my son to attend a high school in Toronto. I would like to know how you would compare the two systems, since I know from your website that you are from Canada and used to teach in Jamaica. How would you compare the education system in Canada to the one in Jamaica? — EB Dear EB:

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