Nation hails distinguished jurist Sir Edward Zacca

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The nation’s leaders, as well as eminent attorneys yesterday paid tribute to former Chief Justice Sir Edward Zacca, noting his years of distinguished service to Jamaica and the Caribbean, as well as his decency as a human being.Sir Edward, whose judicial service in Jamaica spanned more than 38 years, died yesterday morning in hospital after a long illness. He was 88 years old.

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Petition seeking a bilingual Jamaica needs more signatures

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 A petition to make Jamaican language, also known as Patwa, official alongside English has so far attracted 1,590 signatures, and the Jamaican Language Unit (JLU) at The University of the West Indies (UWI) is appealing to the public to help increase the number to the required 15,000 by December 14 when the petition will close.

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Jurors in Tesha Miller trial to undergo poll

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Prospective jurors who are expected to give a verdict in the pending trial of accused gang leader Tesha Miller are to undergo a poll to avoid any risk of prejudice against the defendant.The request for the poll was granted following an empanel application in the Home Circuit Court yesterday morning by Miller’s attorney Bert Samuels.

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Early Childhood Commission to stage inaugural Parent Partners Forum

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The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) will, on November 19, stage the first-ever Parent Partners Forum.The event is being held in collaboration with the Education Sector Transformation Plan for Learning and Teaching, a Japan grant-funded Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-implemented technical cooperation initiative.

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Flow says 20,000 Jamaicans expected to go ‘digital’ with Project Rise

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THOUSANDS of Jamaicans are being given the opportunity to participate in the digital era with access to affordable smartphones through a pilot programme led by telecommunications provider Flow and its parent company Liberty Latin America (LLA).Flow said Jamaica was selected for the trial programme “that is designed to unlock the possibilities and conveniences available on the Internet, with the push of a button”.

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Churches call for conciliation as protests continue in Haiti

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Episcopal Conference of Latin America (CELAM) has joined the Roman Catholic community in Haiti in calling on the Government in the French-speaking Caribbean Community country to listen to the voice of wisdom and ensure that violence is not the only means of removing a government from office.

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Pensions Pressure

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JAMAICAN parents who consider their children old-age insurance against poverty will have to virtually “wheel and come again”, according to local pension funds experts.

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Bahamas PM warns against reconstructing shanty towns

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says his administration will not allow any foreigner “to live in any bush” as he insisted that his administration would enforce the migration policies of The Bahamas.

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This Day In History — November 12

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Today is the 316th day of 2019. There are 49 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2011: A chorus of Handel’s Alleluia rings out as Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Italian premier, ending a tumultuous 17-year political era and setting in motion a transition aimed at bringing the country back from the brink of economic crisis. OTHER EVENTS

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Ready to fight

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Collin Campbell’s lawyers yesterday said he would vigorously defend any claim filed against him in the hate mail saga now playing out between the Opposition politician and Government minister Daryl Vaz, and pointedly told Vaz’s attorney that it is his client who has defamed Campbell.

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