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On the Corner with EPOC | Angry youth - Nannyville resident wants Gov’t to check mental health of the unattached

Gleaner on May 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Government is pumping millions of dollars into programmes to educate, equip, and empower unattached youth, but one resident of Nannyville Gardens believes that might just be flushing money down the drain.Fennela Haye is convinced that the…

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NWC going after delinquent customers

Gleaner on May 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

With a massive $26 billion owed by National Water Commission (NWC) customers, President Mark Barnett says the company is now in discussions with several entities that have expressed an interest in purchasing the outstanding receivables.Barnett told…

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More schools to be fitted with ramps for the disabled

Gleaner on May 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Come Labour Day on Wednesday, the process of increasing the number of public schools fitted with ramps to accommodate physically disabled students will begin.Education Minister Ruel Reid said that roughly $50 million has been earmarked for the…

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On the Corner with EPOC | Solar car wash to save our sons - Nannyville businessman seeks aid to establish community-based project

Gleaner on May 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The large number of unattached youth in the sometimes volatile community of Nannyville Gardens provides the potential fuel for any fire in the area, but businessman David Chambers has a plan to address this.Chambers, a long-time resident of the…

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St Elizabeth North East PNP run-off leaves some Comrades fuming

Gleaner on May 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A tension-filled day at St Elizabeth Technical High School where Basil Waite and Everton Fisher squared off to be the People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer for the St Elizabeth North East constituency ended with huge cracks in the party’s…

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Terrelonge bats for new CDF head … Urges youth to participate in governance

Gleaner on May 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Alando Terrelonge, state minister for culture, gender affairs, entertainment and sport, says the appointment of Kedesha Campbell by the prime minister to head the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Programme Management Unit is grounded in fostering…

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Blaine suggests sharper focus on operational hours for Gov’t day-care centres

Gleaner on May 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Betty Ann Blaine, co-founder of Hear The Children’s Cry, welcomed news of the establishment of government-sponsored day-care centres, but strongly suggested that they operate between the times when school is dismissed and when parents get home.Floyd…

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Waite reaches out for support from incumbent

Gleaner on May 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

With his eyes set on a seat in Gordon House when the next general election is called, Basil Waite, former People’s National Party senator, said he would be seeking the support of the incumbent Evon Redman and Everton Fisher as he works to unite…

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Adventists mourn passing of former NCU president

Gleaner on May 21st, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is mourning the passing of Dr Hermon Douce, who died after a brief illness on May 10 in Florida, United States. He was 88.Douce, an ordained pastor who entered denominational work in 1953, served the…

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Sharon Miller appointed ambassador-designate to Brazil

Gleaner on May 21st, 2018 | File Under More News -

Career foreign service officer Sharon Miller has been appointed ambassador-designate to Brazil.   Miller, who has worked in the foreign service for 35 years, is currently the director of the Economic Affairs Department at the Foreign Ministry…

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