CAP funds stall - MOE says cash may take time to reach Campion’s account; other schools affected

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The Ministry of Education (MOE) last week failed to deliver on its promise to hand over millions in outstanding payments for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) to Campion College. The matter came to public attention last Thursday, when a…

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Cabinet Questions

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The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) last week postponed the first post-Cabinet media briefing it had scheduled in four months. The announcement and then postponement came after Naomi Francis, press secretary in the OPM, told The Gleaner in late…

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‘Unbelievable’ - Family plunged into mourning as pregnant mom succumbs to acid attack

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“Mommy, if you nuh come fi Sher, she a go dead in 10 minutes.” Those chilling words in a phone call jolted a Clarendon family into panic mode as a domestic dispute turned ugly in Osborne Store in the parish in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Their…

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KSAMC halts Scotiabank Centre project over lack of permit

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Local government authorities have confirmed that a cease order was issued on refurbishing operations at the Scotiabank Centre in downtown Kingston for breaches of the Building Act and code. On Sunday, the chief executive officer at the Kingston and…

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Crime driving some returning residents back to foreign shores, says LaTouche

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The head of the local returning residents’ association is raising the alarm over what he says is the slow progress in solving a number of murder cases involving Jamaicans who have returned to the country after settling abroad. In a letter to…

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Sykes shocked at accused cop’s ‘ignorance’

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Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday questioned the apparent ignorance of the lone cop implicated in the Uchence Wilson Gang as the trial continued at the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court. In response to questions posed by Sykes, accused…

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Sumfest belongs in MoBay, say stakeholders - Mayor, chamber of commerce reject thought of shifting to larger venue, parish

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Western Bureau: While agreeing that the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre was overwhelmed by the number of patrons at the two main nights of Reggae Sumfest 2019, both the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and the St James Municipal Corporation are…

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Greenpeace in Jamaica to oppose deep-sea mining

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Representatives of the international non-governmental environmental organisation Greenpeace will today stage a protest against deep-sea mining in Jamaica. The protest, which will take place outside the gates of the International Seabed Authority (…

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Jamaican jailed for sex video in Guyana

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A Jamaican man has been jailed in Guyana for escaping police custody there while being held for sharing a sex video on social media platform WhatsApp. The convict, 33-year-old Anthony Lynch, alias ‘Russian’, was sentenced to nine months in prison…

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News Briefs

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Man found guilty of revenge porn A Jamaican man accused of posting nude pictures on the Internet of his ex-girlfriend, a former American television news anchor, was yesterday convicted in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in a case of revenge…

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