Japanese grant to help boost education quality

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The public education sector has received a financial boost through the Japanese Trust Fund to launch the programme of Support for Sustainability of the Education Sector Transformation Plan.A grant of US$500,000 (J$63m), managed by the Inter-American…

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Police seize fake liquor, warn of health risks

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Managing Director of J. Wray…

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Just a little longer for workplace safety law - Robinso•

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Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson yesterday gave the assurance that Government was on track to getting the Occupational Safety and Health Bill passed into law as soon as possible, admitting that its passage was long overdue.The…

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Gov’t to establish academy to build country’s cyber defence

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Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Andrew Wheatley has announced plans to establish an academy in Jamaica to address the country’s defence against cyber criminals.Wheatley reported that the country suffered heavy losses in 2016…

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RJRGLEANER seeking to bring - down Holness - Warmingto•

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Everald Warmington, the state minister with responsibility for works in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and who chairs the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee of Parliament, yesterday unleashed a tirade against the RJRGLEANER…

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Dom Rep school says J’can teacher breached professional ethics

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A representative of the Colegio Continental School in the Dominican Republic has denied claims by a Jamaican teacher who last month accused the institution of mistreatment and unfair dismissal.Alwyn Allen complained bitterly to The Gleaner about a…

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Parental consent - 40% of Jamaicans say parents must approve abortion by teenagers

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Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has joined the 40 per cent of Jamaicans who believe that a parent must give consent if a 16- or 17-year-old girl needs to have an abortion.The all-island poll conducted by Johnson Survey Research Limited…

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Pedal cyclists face tough fines

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Pedal cyclists who run the red light or refuse to obey stop signs on the nation’s roads could be dragged before the courts and face a maximum fine of up to $24,000 or, in default of payment, spend 10 days in prison.Under the new Road Traffic Act,…

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Insurance boss unaware of ‘extraordinarily high’ premiums for disabled drivers

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Peter Levy, president of the Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ), has said that he was unaware of insurance companies increasing car premiums for disabled drivers. Opposition Senator Floyd Morris made the claim in his contribution to the debate…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | JBDC: J’cans must hone entrepreneurial mindset

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Jamaica is considered to be one of the most entrepreneurial nations in the world, according to The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. But this is not reflected in the economy, as Jamaicans have not been able to hone their entrepreneurial mindset.This…

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