Opposition protests board appointment at Edna Manley College

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KARL Samuda, the minister responsible for education, and Opposition spokesman Peter Bunting yesterday clashed in the House of Representatives over issues regarding the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), including the board appointment of an individual who is facing allegations of sexual harassment in another State-run entity.

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Lawyer: Document issues of sexual harassment

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LEGAL officer in the Ministry Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport Georgette Grant is encouraging victims of sexual harassment to “document” each incident as evidence that could prove useful in the event of a tribunal.Grant was speaking at this week’s Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange at the newspaper’s Beechwood Avenue head office in St Andrew.

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Caricom special rapporteur wants more access for persons with disabilities

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) Special Rapporteur on Disability Dr Floyd Morris yesterday reiterated a call for access for persons with disabilities — as the region joined the global community in observing International Day of Disabled Persons.

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Broken homes, families fuelling deviant behaviour, says Tufton

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HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said the deviant behaviours being displayed by some young Jamaicans are not indicative of a national security problem, but of nurturing gone wrong from infancy.

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HIV-positive people still fear disclosure backlash

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THIRTY-SIX years after the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was discovered, one of the biggest issues for people living with the condition is disclosing their status for fear of backlash.

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Old Harbour High, Immaculate Conception educators win LASCO awards

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Principal of Old Harbour High School in St Catherine Lynton Weir, and Bhagya Malladi of Immaculate Conception High School in St Andrew are the proud LASCO/Ministry of Education, Youth and Information 2019/20 Principal and Teacher of the Year, respectively.Weir and Malladi, who both came out ahead of six others in their respective categories, were on Tuesday bestowed with awards and accolades at a ceremony held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.

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Photo: A healthy Kendel start

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Edna Manley College to axe alleged sex offender

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THE board of Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has advised that the senior faculty member accused of sexual harassment is to be terminated.Karl Samuda, the minister in charge of education, made the disclosure in the House of Representatives yesterday afternoon while answering questions laid by Opposition spokesman on education Peter Bunting regarding issues at the college which came to public attention several months ago.

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Jamaica sends legal shipment of cannabis to Canada

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — More than 10 kilogrammes, or roughly 22 pounds of legal cannabis, were recently exported to Canada by licensed Jamaican cannabis company, Global Canna Labs.Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw made the disclosure at a CanEx Investment Summit at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Downtown Toronto, Canada, last Thursday.

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GUILTY

Observer on December 4th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Eleven years after Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Chairman Douglas Chambers was shot dead by gunmen in Spanish Town, St Catherine, Tesha Miller was yesterday afternoon convicted for orchestrating the brutal killing.After deliberating for three hours and 12 minutes a jury consisting of six women and one man handed down a unanimous guilty verdict in the Supreme Court.

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