‘Unfortunate’ - - DPP defends cops, warns Harriott over ‘toxic’ JCF claim

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Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn is taking issue with sociologist Professor Anthony Harriott’s labelling of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as “toxic” when he, last week, called for Government to move swiftly with a bill to…

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Accused in murders of St Thomas six had mud inside his car, says former fiancÈe

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Murder accused Michael McLean had mud inside his car and “dried dirt” on various parts of his body when he turned up in St Mary to visit his then fiancÈe and young daughter hours after six people, including four children, were killed in St Thomas,…

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Teachers embrace technology in preparing students for GSAT

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Some primary school principals say that an increased use of technology is a major strategy being employed by teachers as they prepare students for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), which is six weeks away.Christopher Wright, principal of the…

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Senate says ‘yes’ - Vote to extend state of emergency gets nod despite testy exchanges

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Like their colleague law-makers in the Lower House, members of the Senate yesterday voted in support of extending the state of public emergency in St James, but the debate on the resolution to give effect to the continuation of the operation by the…

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Give the youth choices - Lalor

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One of the country’s leading businessmen has called for a diversification in the career options available to young people, which he believes is absolutely necessary for the country to achieve sustainable economic growth.”Gone are the days, I think,…

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Mobile career coaches to aid youths on the corner

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The pending merger of the HEART Trust/NTA with the National Youth Service, Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning, and the Apprenticeship Board will position the new entity to effectively reach a wider range of youngsters who might otherwise be…

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UPDATED: Not True! - INDECOM denies Phillips’ claim that it disarms police

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Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams has dismissed as false, claims by Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips that personnel from the oversight body has disarmed members of the Jamaica Constabulary…

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Regular heroes - Even children gave their mite to Walker’s Place of Safety

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There was no handing over of mock cheques, let alone media, on hand for publicity.However, the contributions made by many ordinary Jamaicans in the aftermath of the inferno that swallowed the Walker’s Place of Safety is just as significant as the big…

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Not True! - INDECOM denies Phillips’ claim that it disarms police

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Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams has dismissed as false, claims by Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips that personnel from the oversight body has disarmed members of the Jamaica Constabulary…

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12-year-old murder case begins with testimony about obeah

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A St Thomas woman yesterday recounted how she introduced Michael McLean, the man accused of hacking six members of two families to death in 2006, to a “spiritual leader” after he complained that he became ill after eating a meal of steamed fish…

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