Schoolboy who sent threatening voice note being home-schooled

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The young man who, last month, threatened in a voice note to carry out acts of violence against his schoolmates at Wolmer’s Boys’ School in Kingston, has been withdrawn from the school population and is now being taught at home.Adamant that the…

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J’cans have lost interest in road marches - pastor - Carlyle pours cold water on Christian street parade - Not all carnival organisers endorse slackness, says Lee

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He was clear on his stance against carnival activities, but the Reverend Astor Carlyle believes the Church’s stance to host a massive parade will produce few results in yielding behavioural change.Some sectors of the Church last week announced that…

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Militant police sound warning

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Rank-and-file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force have joined the island’s teachers in challenging the salary increase proposed by Finance Minister Audley Shaw for the next four years.In a release yesterday, the Jamaica Police Federation,…

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Parents help man schools out west

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Western Bureau:While the vast majority of the teachers in western Jamaica were off the job yesterday, as part of the nationwide protest to press the Government for a better wage package, many schools were forced to find creative ways to conduct…

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Harrison to discuss role with anti-corruption commissioners

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Dirk Harrison, who currently holds the position of contractor general, said he could not have been appointed a commissioner on the new single anti-corruption body because of the requirements for such appointments.The new Integrity Act makes it clear…

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1,700 students to 14 teachers! - Manchester schools struggle with ongoing Strike

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Quite a number of students across the parish were left confused and flustered this morning as they showed up for school only to be told that classes were postponed for the day.With some parents having prior knowledge of a possible strike, quite a…

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Students’ council body urges JTA, Gov’t to resolve dispute

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The academic future for students and the pending examination period are some of the concerns the National Secondary Students’ Council (NSSC) raised as its leadership pleaded for stakeholders to come to an agreement in light of the ongoing strike by…

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St James murder rate was like - a civil war, says Colonel Pryce

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WESTERN BUREAU:Colonel Daniel Pryce, who is head of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in western Jamaica, said the rate of murder that made St James the nation’s undisputed murder capital last year was so horrific that it could be compared to a civil…

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Wan wants free movement in CARICOM - Ja not taking advantage of union

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President of the Jamaica Employers’ Federation (JEF), David Wan, wants members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to open their borders to allow the free movement of labour across the region.Addressing a Gleaner Forum titled ‘Jamaica Under Labour…

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Growth rate stronger than official data suggesting<I> - Jackson</I> - Five-in-four target attainable - analysts

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A mix of continued strong tourism numbers, the lowering of Jamaica Public Service electricity rates through its renewable energy mix, and above-average bauxite production at Alpart could result in the Jamaican economy realising annual growth rates…

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