Don’t worry - Green says every GSAT student has a place

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Junior Education Minister Floyd Green has urged the more than 39,000 students completing the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) today, along with their parents, not to lose sleep over the results.He assured them that there is a space for every child…

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Female cop charged for killing unarmed man

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Woman Constable Melissa White has been arrested and charged with murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice after prosecutors claimed that she fatally shot an unarmed man in Cross Roads, St Andrew, last year then lied to investigators…

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INDECOM attempts to arrest cop after court says it has no such powers

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The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) this week attempted to arrest a policewoman accused of murder just days after the nation’s second-highest court ruled that it had no such powers.INDECOM’s move was, however, blocked by the…

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ECJ mum on Fisher’s departure

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Dorothy Pine-McLarty, chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), says that she will not be making any public pronouncements on the resignation of former director of elections Orrette Fisher.Her utterances followed Fisher’s recent…

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You have our support, diaspora tells Police Commissioner Anderson

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Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is being urged by members of the Diaspora to stand up and be the difference in the fight against crime and violence that has claimed over 300 lives since the start of the year.”It is a huge job,…

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Security expert supports proposed mandatory JDF service for unattached youth

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Security expert Robert Finzi-Smith has lauded Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ push to create a programme requiring all unattached youth between 18 and 24 to complete one year of mandatory service with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Holness says…

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KC old boys donate to refurbishing of Douglas Forrest Building

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The lessons of embracing and supporting family have not vacated the hearts of members of a Kingston College (KC) group who graduated in 1973. That is what motivated some of them to return to the institution yesterday to donate $1 million to help…

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Walker’s Place of Safety fire report complete - Public disclosure next week

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The nation will have to wait another week to hear the findings of the report on the fatal blaze at Walker’s Place of Safety two months ago.Two children were killed at the privately run facility at the intersection of Lyndhurst Road and Lyndhurst…

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Pass mark for GSAT day one

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Day one of two for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) went fairly smoothly, the education ministry has reported.Yesterday’s sitting saw more than 39,000 students across 1,089 centres completing the mathematics and social…

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Alleged leader of Blackman Gang and co-accused remanded

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The alleged leader of the Spanish Town-based Blackman Gang, Andre Bryan, was today remanded when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court. So too were his five other co-accused, which includes his 53-year-old mother and his girlfriend. Thirty-three-…

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