Billions more for Junction fix - Broadgate repairs projected to end March, but Band-Aid plastered on Tom’s River

Gleaner on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

Despite a near 100 per cent overrun and two-year delay in completion of the Junction roadworks in St Mary, “billions of dollars more” will be needed to rehabilitate a discrete gutted stretch of the key corridor linking Kingston to the northeastern…

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A journalism giant passes - Ken Allen, whose voice and reason commanded attention, praised for mentoring many

Gleaner on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

Ken Allen, the journalism giant whose probing mind, searing wit, and stentorian voice were hallmarks of a near-seven-decade career at The Gleaner, passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies on Sunday after a long ailment. He was 87….

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MYSTERY PLANE PROBE - Police hunt occupants after crash-landing in smuggling hotspot

Gleaner on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

A multipronged investigation has been launched into whether a deregistered plane bearing the Mexican flag that crash-landed in Rocky Point, Clarendon, on Saturday evening was on a smuggling mission. High-level security officials have been tight-…

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Shirley, Broomfield clash over CMU vice-presidency

Gleaner on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

Registrar and administrative vice-president of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Dr Mark Broomfield, has filed a notice of application for leave for judicial review in the Supreme Court challenging the decision by the university to advertise…

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CMU graduation free-for-all

Gleaner on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

An audit of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) registry’s business processes has found that students had been allowed to participate in the institution’s graduation ceremony without actually being graduates. The eyebrow-raising finding was…

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We have plans for disabled, says Portmore mayor

Gleaner on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

The new building to house the Portmore Municipal Corporation will be occupied by the end of the first quarter this year, according to Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas. He told The Gleaner that the first floor of the building will be occupied initially,…

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NIDS lobby faces yawning knowledge gap

Gleaner on January 25th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

Even as the Holness administration pushes to pass its highly touted proposed identity law, it is apparent that officials will have to buttress their public-education campaign amid pockets of unawareness that could jeopardise public buy-in and…

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DEADLY NUMBERS GAME - Gov’t stands by COVID-19 stats even as black-market testing threatens efficient response to pandemic and points to higher figures

Gleaner on January 24th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

In the last two weeks, there have been a reported 1,046 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica. Multiply this number by eight and there is an estimated 8,368 people who Government believes are currently infected and can actively pass the…

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Scandal deepens at labour and social security ministry - Pending resignation, permanent secretary in the dark about recommendations

Gleaner on January 24th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

The scandal at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) over the loss or misuse of $3.3 billion in two years is deepening with the impending resignation of at least one member from an embattled board and revelations that 60 recommendations…

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Women, crime and consequences - How fleeing criminals find solace in quiet communities

Gleaner on January 24th, 2021 | File Under Headline News -

Marcia Salmon* took Spoiler* into the home she shares with her two children in her community in a rural area shortly after they crossed paths. She had met him in a neighbouring parish, when she accompanied a friend to visit relatives. Two weeks…

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