Fearsome four - MOE fits first set of violent schools with metal detectors

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Education Minister Ruel Reid yesterday named the first four schools that will be fitted with walk-through and hand-held metal detectors as the Government responds to a rash of stabbing incidents at some of the island’s most troubled schools.At the…

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Final page of station diaries - JCF already making use of newer technologies to record reports

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Commissioner of Police George Quallo has indicated that the police force is moving much closer to doing away with the old practice of recording reports and statements in station diaries.The commissioner was the guest speaker at yesterday’s opening…

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Harrison eyes position with new Integrity Commission

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When the governor general names the commissioners who will preside over the new anti-corruption body called the Integrity Commission, it is expected that current Contractor General Dirk Harrison…

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NCDA targets shopkeepers to clamp down on drug abuse among minors

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Shopkeepers and other retail vendors are among a number of stakeholders that Collette Kirlew, director of client services at the National Council on Drug Abuse, intends to target. Kirlew said that illegal substances are too accessible to minors and…

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Jamaica-born soldier dies in Kuwait

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A Jamaica-born 17-year veteran in the United States Army died in Kuwait on Tuesday while on a tour of duty for less than a year.Sergeant Hughton Coopie Brown, 43, was born in Kingston and attended Wolmer’s Boys’ School before migrating to New York….

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On a mission to defeat the Maths Monster

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Of the countless lessons The Mico University College has taught 22-year-old teaching aspirant Denielle Morrison, critical thinking is the most deep-rooted.A third-year student reading for a bachelor’s degree in primary education, Morrison is the…

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Green expects improved accountability with merger

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Rosalee Gage-Grey will continue to provide interim oversight leadership of the newly merged Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA). Youth Minister Floyd Green has said that no decision on…

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Warmington launches fresh media broadside - Accuses RJRGLEANER of trying to bring down Holness administration

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Member of Parliament for South West St Catherine Everald Warmington has accused two entities in the RJRGLEANER Communications Group of plotting to bring down the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government of which he is a member.”I didn’t want to stoop…

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PM announces islandwide road repairs coming

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WESTERN BUREAU:Provisions are being made in the Supplementary Budget set to go before Parliament next week for funding to repair roads across the country, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced.Addressing stakeholders at the grand opening of…

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St Ann’s Bay Hospital receives grant funding from Japan

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The St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, which serves nearly 360,000 persons per year, is to benefit from an $8.2-million grant contract being implemented under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Programme of the government of Japan.The…

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