Chuck rejects JTA boss’ cat o’nine call as medieval

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Western Bureau: The justice minister has slammed the newly installed Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) president’s call for convicted paedophiles and drivers who cause death by reckless driving to be flogged with the cat o’ nine as part of their…

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Communication foul-up results in shorter JCF applicants turned away

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Western Bureau: Several persons who turned out for Thursday’s Hanover leg of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) recruitment drive were turned away due to miscommunication regarding adjusted height ad weight restrictions for new applicants….

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Taxi Terror - Cops probe road rage incident that left Cuthbert Flynn traumatised

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One lawmaker last week came face-to-face with the terror on the roadways caused by rowdy taxi drivers, and the incident has left her traumatised. Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, the celebrated Olympian and member of parliament (MP) for St Andrew West Rural…

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St James dominates National Reading Competition

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Three of the five national champions in the Jamaica Library Service National Reading Competition 2019 emerged from the parish of St James. At the awards ceremony held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel yesterday, 65 parish champions across five age…

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The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP): Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world’s largest rainforest is often called the “lungs of the earth.” Here’s a look…

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J’cans join Cubans in celebrating Fidel’s 93rd

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Father of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz would have been 93 years old if he were alive today. Last Sunday, local politicians joined diplomats inside a packed Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Auditorium in Kingston to celebrate the life…

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Tavares Gardens gets shot in the arm for new school year

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Residents of Tavares Gardens and adjoining communities in St Andrew benefited from a range of free services on Thursday as Encounter Ministries International staged a health fair in the community with the support of a number of organisations….

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Dinthill’s Florida alumni stage fourth medical mission

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Hundreds of students, accompanied by their parents, turned up at the Dinthill Technical High School in Linstead, St Catherine, on Thursday to access free back-to-school medical, dental, and optical checks. The event was organised by the Florida…

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The Exchange | Gov’t urged to pump up energy sector

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Inter-American Development Bank country representative for Jamaica Therese Turner-Jones says that the country must change the way it thinks about energy, especially as it takes deliberate steps to diversify its sources of the important resource. “…

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US vice-president salutes Holness - Pence, Tapia look towards stronger ties with Jamaica

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WASHINGTON, DC: United States Vice-President Mike Pence has lauded Prime Minister Andrew Holness for his outstanding leadership of Jamaica and, by extension, the Caribbean region. “I want to thank the prime minister of Jamaica for his strong…

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