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Gender bias - More boys sent to children’s homes, while more girls placed with foster families

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Rodje Malcolm, executive director of Jamaicans for Justice, has raised serious concerns about the gender bias within state-care facilities, pointing out that more effort is placed on ensuring that girls are placed in foster care families while boys…

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Court orders reinstatement of ‘retired’ public official

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The Supreme Court has ordered the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to immediately reinstate a senior official who was sent on ‘retirement’ four years early. The order was made by Justice Georgianna Fraser in the Supreme…

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Ranking schools by CSEC results is unfair - Mt Alvernia High principal

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Despite her institution ascending from 18th to sixth in Educate Jamaica’s 2018 listing of schools based on their performance in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination, principal of Mt Alvernia High School, Stacey Reynolds,…

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Stop quoting tuition in US dollars - outgoing UWI principal

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Professor Archibald McDonald, outgoing principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, was instrumental in the implementation of self-financed programmes at the institution. But now, he wants the policy of quoting fees for non-…

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Winston Jones High tops PCJ energy competition

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Manchester-based Winston Jones High School yesterday took top-school honours in the 2017-2018 Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Schools’ Energy Programme Competition, copping prizes in each of the four categories, outdoing 102 other schools…

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Finance minister urges public to pressure banks for lower rates

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Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has advised Jamaicans to take their business elsewhere if commercial banks fail to follow the lead of the central bank in reducing their interest rates.”Medium-sized and small businesses need to demand of their…

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Don’t normalise state of emergency - Scott-Mottley

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Seventeen members of the Upper House yesterday voted in support of extending the state of public emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division. While the resolution received the two-thirds majority backing for its passage, some legislators…

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Police give reassurance to returning residents

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The establishment of a point of contact for the diaspora to address specific concerns about cases is among a number of security measures that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) plans to introduce as a mechanism to ensure the safety of returning…

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Cayman police on the hunt for Jamaican man

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A Jamaican man is being hunted by the police in The Cayman Islands for threatening immigration officers with a machete earlier this week.According to a report from the Cayman News Service, illegal immigrant 43-year-old Fabian ‘Jason’ Hubert Williams…

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MAJ condemns deadly attack on US newspaper

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Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ) denounces the attack on Thursday on The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, in which five employees were killed.”This is an attack on freedom of the press, which must be universally…

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