Educator Karren Dunkley bids for seat on Global Jamaica Diaspora Council

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PHILADELPHIA, United States – There are several descriptions that readily come to mind when Dr Karren Dunkley’s name is mentioned. Driven, pragmatic, affable, dynamic, thinker and doer are merely some of the accolades that could accurately describe this petite, accomplished Jamaican-born intellectual, who has been making a name for herself within the diaspora in the United States.

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eGov Jamaica transitioning to ICT Authority

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CHIEF executive officer for eGov Jamaica Limited Maurice Barnes says, come next year, the agency will transition to a new entity to be named the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Authority.He advised that in its new role the agency will have primary responsibility for the country’s overall ICT governance framework.

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Association pushes for national HR registry

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PRESIDENT of the Human Resource Management Association, (HRMAJ) Karl Williams says the association will be actively leading the charge for the establishment of a national registry for all human resource (HR) professionals and practitioners in Jamaica.

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Defence lawyer makes no-case submission in double beheading case

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THE attorney representing Sanja Ducally, accused in the 2011 murders of 18-year-old Joeith Lynch and her mother Charmaine Rattray, yesterday made a no-case submission, arguing that the prosecution had failed to produce evidence to show “that there was a plan, aiding and abetting, and participation” on the part of his client in relation to the crime.

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‘I PREFER PRISON’

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An admission by a Crown witness that he prefers to remain in prison rather than being released early under a plea bargain deal he signed with the State surprised many people in the Home Circuit Court on day four of the Tesha Miller trial yesterday.

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Douglas Vaz’s actions made a difference

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There is no doubt that former Minister of Industry and Commerce Douglas Vaz played a huge role in the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP’s) stunning 51-9 seat victory in the decisive 1980 General Elections.However, it was an election that Edward Seaga, the then leader of the party, always recalled as his greatest political achievement and none of his gifted lieutenants, including Vaz, ever considered depriving him of that claim.

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This Day In History — November 19

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Today is the 323rd day of 2019. There are 42 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2011: Moammar Gadhafi’s former heir apparent Seif al-Islam is captured by revolutionary fighters in the southern desert just over a month after his father was killed, setting off joyous celebrations across Libya and closing the door on the possibility that the fugitive son could stoke further insurrection. 

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Holness takes swipe at press

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness took a “Trump-like” swipe at the Jamaican traditional media Sunday night as he urged hundreds of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters to look to social media for accurate news.

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Three killed in Oklahoma Walmart shooting

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OKLAHOMA, USA (AP) — Two men and a woman were fatally shot yesterday outside a Walmart store in south-western Oklahoma.Two victims were shot inside a car and the third was in the parking lot outside the store in Duncan, Police Chief Danny Ford said.

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Pelosi invites Trump to testify as new witnesses prepare

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly.Pushing back against accusations from the Republican president that the process has been stacked against him, Pelosi said Trump is welcome to appear or answer questions in writing, if he chooses.

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