School board shake-up coming - Education minister demands accountability

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Education Minister Ruel Reid is contemplating establishing district boards in a bid to hold school boards more accountable.In an interview with The Gleaner, he admitted that a few boards had to be called in during his tenure as minister, as there…

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Court system undermined? - Chief justice, DPP infuriated by staff shortage

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Chief Justice Zaila McCalla yesterday suggested that some of the measures being put in place to clear the backlog of cases in the circuit courts are being undermined by inadequate staffing.Her concerns came on the same day chief prosecutor Paula…

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Cabinet approves new FLA board

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Cabinet has approved the appointment of a new board for the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA).The board will be chaired by national security adviser, Major General Antony Anderson.The other members are:• Ena Rose, retired civil servant.n Albert…

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Fix the road, Andrew! - Bobby Montague rallies Holness to repair more roads in St Mary

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“Fix the road, Andrew, fix the road, Andrew!” was an animated Robert Montague’s rallying cry for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to fix more roads in St Mary, even as the Opposition is crying foul over the timing of a $600-million road-construction…

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OCG to oversee multimillion$ Junction road project

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Contractor General Dirk Harrison has said that his office will be monitoring the more than $600-million road project in St Mary that was announced by the Andrew Holness administration last week.The value of the project includes the works component…

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Category Five Hurricane Maria batters Dominica, takes PM’s roof

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Category Five Hurricane Maria has torn through the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica leaving a trail of damage and destruction. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has taken to Facebook reporting that he has lost his roof. “Certainly no sleep…

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New charges in ‘death squad’ case

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Prosecutors have added conspiracy and wounding with intent to the indictment filed in the so-called police death squad case involving Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown.”Collis Brown, on dates unknown between January 10, 2009 and December 13, 2012, in…

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‘PNP talking nonsense!’ - Chang insists ZOSO not influenced by politics

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General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr Horace Chang, is insisting that the declaration of Mount Salem, St James, as a zone of special operations (ZOSO) was not influenced by politics.Chang, speaking at a JLP Area Four political…

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Star studded cast for Miss Jamaica World Grand Coronation Show

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Spartan Health Club and the Miss Jamaica World Pageant return to the Stadium Complex after a near 20-year hiatus on Saturday, September 23 with the hosting of the 2017 Pageant final, known traditionally, as The Grand Coronation Show. The event will…

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Guyana turns to Jamaica to protect food exports

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The Guyanese government has sought to protect its exports to the United States by turning to Jamaica for assistance in preparing processed food exporters to meet the requirements of the US Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA). Signed into law by…

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