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NIDS for child safety - Ministry could replicate Greater Portmore High’s electronic system

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A computer-based electronic identification system, introduced by Greater Portmore High School, as part of its entry in the Ananda Alert Safe School Competition, has won the backing of Floyd Green, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth…

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Holness, Phillips send congrats to Mottley on election win

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The rise of Mia Amor Mottley to the pinnacle of the Barbados political landscape is not lost on Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who hailed her victory in the Caribbean island-nation’s general election as proof again that women could ascend…

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Plane makes emergency landing in Kingston

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An American Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) yesterday after smoke was observed coming from inside the aircraft.Reports are that the flight travelling from Miami to Colombia called the…

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ECJ eyes students to improve turnout at future polls

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The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has signalled its intention to distribute its democracy passport to students from as early as grades five and six. This is in a bid to achieve consistently high voter turnout in future elections and overall…

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Mom proud of son’s cultural visit to Costa Rica

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Xaundre Mohansingh, 20, is a Jamaican youngster from Vere in Clarendon. He’s a graduate of Glenmuir High School in May Pen and he’s currently an outstanding, high-achieving medical student at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.Xaundre…

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Men dominate western Ja GG awards

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WESTERN BUREAU:Male recipients dominated yesterday’s annual Governor General Achievement Awards Ceremony for the county of Cornwall, walking away with eight of the 13 awards presented at the Melia Braco Village in Rio Bueno, Trelawny.The eight men…

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JDF promotes five senior officers

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The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) yesterday announced the promotion of five senior officers to the ranks of colonel, captain (naval), and lieutenant colonel, effective immediately.The promoted officers are Lieutenant Colonels Martin Rickman and Mahatma…

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McKenzie brings gifts to Hanover council

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Western Bureau:The 11 tablets given to seven councillors and four poor relief officers were among a range of items presented to the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) by local government minister Desmond McKenzie during his visit to the corporation…

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Green: More churches should use facilities for skills training

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Floyd Green, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, has expressed concern about the number of churches that have been willing to make their buildings available for skills training.Green, while speaking at the recent…

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Volunteerism helps donors and recipients alike - Chukka Foundation manager

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Western Bureau:The Hanover Charities and Chukka Foundation have each walked away with J$1.4 million to assist their various charities thanks to the funds generated from the recently held family fun day and polo sporting event that took place at…

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