Traumatised August Town Primary students afraid to leave home

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Principal of August Town Primary School in St Andrew, Morlton Wilson, said that the ongoing violence in the community has created an atmosphere of fear and unease for students and staff at the institution, causing hundreds to stay home.The situation…

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Bring it on! - Gov’t scoffs at Opposition’s threat to take NIDS to court

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The threat by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips to take the Government to court over the recently passed law to establish the National Identification System (NIDS) has not fazed at least one senior minister, who, in turn, has accused the People’s…

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‘They were drug dealers’ - Accused killer says two of the victims were involved in cocaine trade

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Michael McLean, the man on trial for killing six people, including four children, has painted two of his alleged victims as drug dealers who had discussions about a large cocaine shipment with two men on the day they were killed.McLean acknowledged…

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Devastating! - Historic St Ann’s Bay Methodist Church gutted by fire

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Established on Emancipation Day, August 1, 1838 and later to become the childhood church of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the St Ann’s Bay Methodist Church was gutted by fire early yesterday morning, leaving losses valued at millions of…

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JUTC resumes service in violence-ridden August Town

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The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has resumed transportation services to August Town, St Andrew, after receiving reassurance that the area is now saturated with the security forces.On Monday, the state-owned bus company had suspended its…

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Wolmer’s Boys defends $5,000 charge for Career Day

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The Wolmer’s Boys’ School administration is defending its decision to charge students a total of $5,000 for their Career Day and luncheon package, which will be held in April.A letter that The Gleaner received from a disgruntled parent showed that…

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Worker has right to cease duty if health or safety is threatened - new bill

Gleaner on February 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A critical provision in the long-awaited, far-reaching legislation addressing occupational safety and health at the workplace gives a worker the right to refuse to carry out duties where safety or health is threatened at the workplace.”A worker may…

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March date for cops in Kamoza Clarke case

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WESTERN BUREAU:Sergeant Derrick Henry and district constables Alwayne Eccleston and Onecko Brown, who are all facing manslaughter charges arising from the 2014 beating death of Kamoza Clarke, are now slated to reappear before the Trelawny Circuit…

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PNP taking NIDS fight to court, accuses PM of being stubborn

Gleaner on February 20th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

There is to be legal wrangling over the proposed National Identification System (NIDS), as Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has signalled that he will be taking the law to the Constitutional Court for it to be struck down.Phillips, also People’s…

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Wolmer’s student to get psych eval over threatening voice note

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The education ministry is assisting the police in conducting a psychological assessment of the 17-year-old student of Wolmer’s Boys’ School who was taken into custody for questioning yesterday over alleged threats of violence and murder against…

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