School Report | The cream of Claremont, Ferncourt High

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Nestled in the hills of Claremont, St Ann, Ferncourt High is on a drive to excellence, and the administrators there are especially proud of the empowerment programme at its Brittonville campus, the first such initiative by a traditional high school….

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‘Don’t be a deportee’ - Jamaicans getting help to avoid deportation from the US

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Concerned about the number of Jamaicans being deported from the United States annually, one forensic social worker, an immigration attorney and a convict have joined forces to create a handbook intended to help Jamaicans looking for greener pastures…

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Ex-soldier now firing a ‘bigger gun’ - Former JDF member swaps Up Park Camp for the pulpit

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For more than 25 years, Ean Garth Dixon carried a gun as a member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).Dixon was in the first batch of Jamaican soldiers to land on Haitian soil following the earthquake in 2010. Months after returning to Jamaica, he…

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Ashes to ashes - Customs urge persons to collect urns with human remains shipped to Jamaica

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Three weeks after The Sunday Gleaner started probing reports of a pile-up of unclaimed urns at the nation’s ports, the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) has confirmed that scores of persons have seemingly abandoned the remains of who should be their…

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Cancer Month - The Guest Editors are coming tomorrow

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There are more than a million new cases of breast cancer each year, according to the World Health Organisation, and every 45 minutes, a woman dies from this dreadful disease.Closer home, the Jamaica Cancer Society…

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#Megatrends 2.0 - Key developments to be placed under the spotlight at ICAJ conference

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The worrying trend of today’s jobs becoming obsolete tomorrow is one of several trending issues to be discussed at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica’s (ICAJ) annual Business Conference on Friday.Under the theme: ‘#Megatrends 2.0′,…

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Grief for guards - Bunker Security offering contracts for less than the minimum wage

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A Corporate Area-based security company could find itself in trouble amid claims by some members of staff that it has been underpaying them.Bunker Security and Protection Limited is being accused of failing to increase the salaries of its guards…

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Painful lesson at IUC - Cancelled course leaves student $190,000 out of pocket for more than one year

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Fourteen months after the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) promised Daniel Bryan* that it would refund $190,000 she paid in tuition fee for a programme that never started, she is yet to receive one cent and the administration is still…

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A matter of land | Those annoying trees from next door (Part 2)

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Good day, readers. Today I continue with the response to a question from a reader. Here is a repeat of the question from last week and my response.Good day, Mr Francis,What options do I have to deal with a neighbour’s tree which is causing much…

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Myrna’s music, all dressed up

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There are two outfits which she has worn at her annual Simply Myrna event which are especially outstanding for singer Dr Myrna Hague. One is black and white, the top made from black lace and her favourite fabric in the rest.”It is made of antique…

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