Designer Dexter Pottinger found murdered at St Andrew home

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Police investigators are now at the St Andrew home of designer Dexter Pottinger whose body has been found.The body has started to deteriorate.One woman who said she went to see the body said she observed blood stains inside the home.As news of the…

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St Joseph’s shuttered - Private high school closes after 40 years

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Faced with a multimillion-dollar debt and a drastic reduction in enrolment, St Joseph’s High School, located on Collins Green Avenue in St Andrew, is closing its doors after just under 40 years of serving the education sector.The private school,…

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St Joseph’s High was my life, says 76-y-o caretaker

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For just shy of 40 years, St Joseph’s High School was the envy of many. From its obscure start in 1978, it rose to become the number one privately operated high school in the Corporate Area.Those heady days are now gone. The school’s board of…

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‘There is hope!’ - Motivators encourage students to persist despite bad grades

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There is still hope!That’s the advice from at least two motivators who are seeking to reassure those students who might have failed subjects during the last academic year or who are still trying to adjust to school life that there is still time to…

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Be respectful of your classmates’ differences - experts

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Students are being encouraged to be confident in who they are but to be mindful that there are children they will encounter in the classroom who have different beliefs, opinions, and way of life.In giving tips on how to survive in the school…

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Hanover cops turn to social intervention to fight crime

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WESTERN BUREAU:Without waiting on the input of external agencies, the leadership of the Hanover Police Division has launched an ambitious social interventionagenda, which is designed to promote integration, blunt lawlessness, and restore peace to…

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Long Pond co-generation plant in jeopardy - CEO

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WESTERN BUREAU:Chief executive officer of Everglades Farm Limited says that the long wait for a request for proposal (RFP) to obtain a licence is threatening the US$38 million co-generation facility planned for Long Pond in Trelawny as their partner…

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Prisoners pass CSEC despite struggles - Plans afoot to increase subject choices for inmates

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The encouraging Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results produced by some of the island’s prisoners this year have sparked motivation for human-rights group Stand Up For Jamaica, which has added more subjects to its curriculum in…

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Two-year-old son of former MP drowns

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Several persons, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness, have taken to social media to express their sympathies to former People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Mary Western, Jolyan Silvera, following the tragic death of his…

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Chinese fed up - Investors want out of Monymusk sugar deal

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WESTERN BUREAU:Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) said earnest efforts are being made to offload Monymusk Sugar Estate to a new operator. It is also adamant that whatever the outcome, the Clarendon-based factory, which racked up more than US$60…

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