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Running scared - Teacher bruised in bust-up with C-Bar track stars; Champs sponsors to probe assault

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A teacher at Calabar High School is now scared for his safety after making several attempts to ensure that two of the school’s elite track athletes serve suspensions for allegedly assaulting him in December 2018. The Gleaner was reliably informed…

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RJRGLEANER-Don Anderson Poll | So what if a 500-y-o wants to be MP? - Veteran Charles shuts down talk of retirement age for politicians

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Eighty-two-year-old Pearnel Charles Sr has come out swinging against assertions that a retirement age should be imposed on Jamaican lawmakers. He was responding to the latest RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll, which revealed that an…

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Pundits: No clear successor to Reid - Sector leaders struggle to pinpoint replacement for education minister

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Forty-eight hours after the sacking of Education Minister Ruel Reid, sector leaders have expressed difficulty in identifying a clear successor. Reid was forced to tender his resignation as minister and government senator on Wednesday following…

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JPS, NWC big offenders for 2018

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The island’s two major utility companies, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and National Water Commission (NWC), together paid out just under $152 million of the $155 million received by customers in rebates and compensation for breaches of the…

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St James most wanted gunned down

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

One of St James’ most wanted men was fatally shot on Thursday morning during a confrontation with members of the security forces in the Granville community in the parish. The deceased has been identified as Amoy Young, otherwise called ‘Pinky’, of…

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Poachers back in court

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Fisheries Division will be pressing for the forfeiture of the two boats caught fishing illegally in Jamaican waters on March 2, to the Crown, when the case against 54 fishermen from the Dominican Republic continues in the Kingston and St Andrew…

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South Coast Highway works to begin shortly, says PM

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Actual construction work on the South Coast Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP) is slated to begin soon, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness. In his contribution to the Budget Debate in Parliament on Tuesday, Holness told the nation that design work…

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‘Clear picture of what happened’ - Investigators launch sweeping probe of agencies under Reid

Gleaner on March 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Police and financial investigators have in their possession documentary evidence detailing alleged improprieties committed by sacked Education Minister and Senator Ruel Reid, law-enforcement sources have revealed. “We have collected several…

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Samuda to stand in for discarded Reid

Gleaner on March 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has assigned Karl Samuda to oversee the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. Samuda is a minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation whose remit included oversight of water,…

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Reid’s tumultuous journey

Gleaner on March 21st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

• Ruel Reid was first appointed to the Senate in 2013 by then Opposition Leader Andrew Holness. • He lost his senatorial appointment when the Constitutional Court ruled that the pre-signed resignation letters submitted by Holness to the Governor…

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