Attorney general to give opinion on TPDCo sexual harassment claim

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CHAIRMAN of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) Dr Wykeham McNeill says there is urgent need for a standard policy on sexual harassment in Government institutions.The call comes on the eve of today’s first meeting of the Joint Select Committee which is to review the Sexual Harassment Act.

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Parliamentary committee starts review of Sexual Harassment Bill today

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THE long-awaited consultations on the legal treatment of sexual harassment will commence at Gordon House this morning, under the chairmanship of Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange.

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Holland Primary committed to protecting the environment

Observer on November 28th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

HOLLAND Primary School in St Elizabeth has been proactive at improving and protecting the natural environment by embracing an ecological approach and instilling a sense of responsibility in Jamaica’s future generation.The institution, which currently has more than 260 students enrolled, has garnered several prestigious national environmental achievements over the past five years.

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GeoTech boss rejects minister’s take on tablet dispute

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GEOTECH Vision Enterprises has rejected statements made in Parliament Tuesday by Technology Minister Fayval Williams about the ongoing contract dispute between the company and the state entity, e-Learning Jamaica.

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Tesha Miller has case to answer

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JUSTICE Georgiana Fraser yesterday ruled that St Catherine welder Tesha Miller, who is charged with being an accessory before and after the fact in relation to the June 27, 2008 murder of then Jamaica Urban Transit Company Chairman Douglas Chambers, has a case to answer. Miller’s defence team, led by attorney Bert Samuels, yesterday brought a no-case submission in the Home Circuit Court, where the defendant is on trial.

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Mandeville stores reopen after hoax bomb threat

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Several stores in Mandeville were forced to close their doors temporarily yesterday afternoon due to a bomb threat against a telecommunications company.Deputy Superintendent Rohan Powell of the Jamaica Fire Brigade said the threat originated from an anonymous phone call that a bomb was left in a bag at one of six locations of the telecoms company’s stores.

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Jeweller saves the day

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When four Haitian men — supposedly stranded at sea for just over two weeks — were yesterday rescued by Jamaican fishermen in Portland, it took the French-speaking skills of one civilian, who happened to be on the spot, for the police to be able to decipher what the men were saying.

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Sharp dip in fatal shootings by the police, cop killings this year

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Senior Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay says there are clear signs of an improvement in the use of force and personal safety measures being implemented by the cops, with statistics showing that fatal shooting by the police are down almost 40 per cent, when compared to the corresponding period last year, and only one officer killed in the line of duty in the past 12 months.

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Trial of man accused of beheading wife stalled again

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The trial of a St Catherine man accused of murdering and beheading his wife was stalled again on Monday after the “main witness” in the case failed to show.The headless body of former teacher Velma Duhaney was discovered in bushes in Sligoville, St Catherine, in 2006. Her husband was arrested following police investigations.

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Grenada PM denies receiving funds for election campaign through CBI project

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has denied media reports that his ruling New National Party (NNP) had received campaign financing from the Grenada Sustainable Aquaculture (GSA), a failed Citizenship By Investment (CBI) programme.

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