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Tsunami would have affected marine interests most - Lyew Ayee

Gleaner on January 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

If Jamaica had experienced a tsunami, the scare of which sent some residents fleeing their homes on Tuesday evening, Dr Parris Lyew Ayee said that it would not have resulted in devastating damage.The head of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of the…

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Run for the hills! - Tsunami scare sends Old Harbour Bay residents scampering

Gleaner on January 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Residents of Old Harbour Bay in St Catherine never got an official warning, neither were there any planned evacuations in place, but the news of a possible tsunami threat sent them scampering by the hundreds to higher ground in search of safety…

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Afros in school up for debate - Reid

Gleaner on January 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Who would bar Davina Bennett from attending school for wearing her afro?That was the question raised by Education Minister Ruel Reid, who spoke to The Gleaner about some of the challenges in constructing the proposed grooming and nutrition policy…

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Houses for teachers among proposed fringe benefits offer from Gov’t

Gleaner on January 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Andrew Holness administration has offered to develop state lands for public-sector teachers and reduce by 10 years their wait time for a second benefit from the National Housing Trust (NHT).The offers, government sources revealed, are part of a…

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‘Urgent need for early warning systems in the Caribbean’

Gleaner on January 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The urgent need for early warning systems is the most poignant lesson for Ronald Jackson, head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Manage-ment Agency, following warnings of possible tsunami surges throughout the region.Jamaica had been monitoring…

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Mentor boys as part of crime fight - Reece

Gleaner on January 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A respected clergyman has called for the nation to focus on the socialisation of boys as part of the strategy to tame the chronic crime problem.Donald J. Reece, archbishop emeritus, says, “Nurturing and mentoring are sorely needed, if not in the…

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Dengue death - Eight-year-old succumbs to deadly virus

Gleaner on January 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Health authorities in the Corporate Area are now probing the death of an eight-year-old boy who was diagnosed with dengue haemorrhagic fever.Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday confirmed the incident, which occurred at the Bustamante…

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Brady’s attorney wants DPP to toss criminal case

Gleaner on January 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Lawyers for disbarred attorney Harold Brady have described the decision to file criminal charges againsthim for allegedly defrauding the state-owned Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) of more than $140 million as an abuse of process, and have…

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Spirit of independence thrives in Seaman’s Valley

Gleaner on January 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Tuesday marked the first real break in the torrential showers which had pounded Portland, among other parishes, since Saturday, triggering landslides, flooding, and washing out roads, and while most residents took the…

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Follow procedure, Watson tells Montague

Gleaner on January 11th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Indicating that proper procedures are not being followed, President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Laurence Watson has called on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to intervene in the “worrying” situation between the Ministry of National…

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