Meddling ministry! - State and Church at odds over operation of some schools

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The coalition between the Church and State to educate thousands of Jamaicans over the years is now under threat, due to a perception by some school administrators and religious leaders that the Government is trying to take over church-run schools….

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Church schools building character, not seeking converts, says Reece

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Although several of the more prominent schools in Jamaica are operated by churches, Archbishop Emeritus Donald Reece estimates that less than 10 per cent of the students in these institutions belong to the denomination that operates their school….

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Perform or perish - Residents putting by-election victor on probation

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In reality, it will not be an acting post, but whoever is elected the new member of parliament for St Andrew North West tomorrow will be put on probation by the residents, who are demanding performance.Dr Nigel Clarke of the Jamaica Labour Party (…

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Leaders of church-run schools urge education ministry to rethink its approach to them

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‘Improve the partnership’With clear signs of a strain in the relationship between the operators of church-run schools and the Ministry of Education, members of the Ecumenical Education Committee, who attended a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last week, were…

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Harmony Cove in limbo - Decision on long-proposed luxury resort and casino to come within 90 days

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After years of missed deadlines and protracted plans, the Government is now considering pulling the plug on the proposed multibillion-dollar Harmony Cove mega-resort project.Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job…

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Road repairs top demand for voters

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Long-time residents of Queensborough, Hughenden and Glendale, middle-class communities in the St Andrew North West constituency, are almost uniform in their demand that whoever wins tomorrow’s by-election should focus on improving their roads.The…

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JPS energy storage project under way - Minister breaks ground for 24.5MW facility in Hunts Bay

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Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley says that the ongoing expansion and diversification of Jamaica’s energy mix is happening at warp speed but stated that any notion that Jamaica was only substituting one energy source for…

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UWI Mona to recruit American students - … Secures access to federal funds under two-year agreement

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The Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, UWI Mona, is cleared to recruit students from the United States who qualify for financing from their federal government.It took two years for the university to reach agreement with the US…

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WorldRemit launches digital money-transfer service for Jamaicans in New York

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Money transfer company WorldRemit has made a bid for even more of the online remittance market with a new service for Jamaicans in New York, according to regional head, Erick Schneider.The company, through local agents such as JMMB and VMBS, has…

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Why is NIS so reluctant to engage its clients?

Gleaner on March 3rd, 2018 | File Under Business News -

QUESTION: I read your article ‘Demand for accountability should extend to NIS’. I will share my experience. I’m a retiree, living in the US. I have been receiving benefits twice yearly since 2011. The cheque for the second half of 2015 came with the…

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