Teachers hang tough - School shutdown averted but JTA delegates reject wage offer and send executive back to the bargaining table

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Militant teachers, by a massive margin of nearly six to one, yesterday voted to reject the Government’s latest wage offer, and ordered their executive to return to the bargaining table. During a special conference at the Wolmer’s Boys…

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Jamaica benefits from expertise of Japanese volunteers

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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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Stokes: Everything will be cleared - Member of women’s two-man bobsled team tests positive for banned drug

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President of the Jamaica Bobsled and Skeleton Federation Chris Stokes says the latest challenge to the women’s two-man Winter Olympics team will not break the momentum they gathered after their historic qualification to the 2018 Pyeongchang Games….

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‘Registered robots!’ - Taxi companies provide space for ‘white plate’ vehicles to operate

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With concerns mounting about the number of women being abducted and raped by criminals posing as cab drivers, licensed taxi companies are adding to the disorder on the nation’s streets by allowing operators of private motor cars to register with…

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50% decline in rape cases since 2013 - Women not impressed

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The number of cases of rape reported to the police has been declining steadily over the last five years, but women’s advocate are concerned that the official figures do not reflect the reality on the ground.The Ministry of National Security’s…

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Religion & Culture | God-approved discrimination? - Societies struggle with the caste system

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As I approached the Kali Temple in Tacarigua, Trinidad, I was hesitant, mindful that I would be one of the few, if not the only, Afro-Trinidadian there.Maybe I was being self-conscious, but in my early 20s, I had heard enough canards of the seething…

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‘Don’t blame us’ - UWI denies that it caused sudden increase in fees for nursing students at Knox

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The University of the West Indies (UWI) has distanced itself from claims of a punishing sudden increase in fees facing nursing students at the Cobbla, Manchester-based Knox Community College.The nursing students are up in arms after administrators…

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Calming coffee concerns - Grant moves to allay fears of Mavis Bank residents that Lee-Chin is set to relocate factory

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For years, the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory (MBCF) has been a source of pride and a dependable source of employment for residents in the rural St Andrew community where it is located.But a recent change in its ownership has fuelled fears that…

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Mayhem on the ZOSO doorsteps - Denham Town residents in danger once they venture outside the zone

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Less than 200 metres from where dozens of police and soldiers are stationed in the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Denham Town, West Kingston, gunmen have residents cowering in fear, after murdering two people last week.The last victim was 56-…

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