Toilet beach - Vendors pollute environment, refuse to use pay lavatory at Rocky Point Fishing Village

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

There are two working bathrooms at the Rocky Point Fishing Village in Clarendon, but at the moment, the doors are closed because persons refuse to pay the $50 charged to use them.Instead, many persons have opted to make the beach their bathroom.”A…

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Former USF chairman mum on issuing of unlawful contract

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Bishop Dr Wellesley Blair, former board chairman of the Universal Service Fund (USF), has declined to comment on an employment contract he allegedly signed unlawfully that resulted in the termination of former USF CEO Dr Hugh Cross.”Anybody [who]…

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The Vybz Kartel Appeal | The integrity of the evidence is intact - Prosecutors

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

The integrity of the phone video, text messages, and voice notes used to convict dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel of murder remain intact and was properly left to jurors to consider, a prosecutor has argued.Further, prosecutors yesterday asked the…

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Employers not keen on employing disabled - study

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A market study conducted by Dr Joy Moncrieffe of the Institute for Applied Social Research has confirmed the view held by many that employers are not keen on employing persons with disabilities (PWDs).The 2016 study said that while there were some…

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$43 million project to upgrade St Catherine Parish Court to begin soon

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The Ministry of Justice this week hosted its first quarterly press briefing for this fiscal year at its Constant Spring Road Head offices in St Andrew, with the occasion also serving as a contract-signing ceremony for the refurbishment of the St…

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Lions Club assists retired Portland cop

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The Lions Club of Port Antonio, in keeping with its philanthropic mandate, recently donated a wheelchair to Rhoda Folkes, a retired district constable from Mill Bank in Portland.Folkes was presented with the much-needed wheelchair on Tuesday during…

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JTA gets funding to provide teachers with tablets

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Minister of Science and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has committed to providing $US40,000 (J$5.2m) to the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) to be used to procure tablets for educators.Speaking at the science, technology, engineering and…

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Overwhelming response to Houses of Parliament Design Competition

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The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has reported that less than two months after opening registrations for the Government of Jamaica’s Houses of Parliament Design Competition, it has received a “resounding response from more than 200 architects…

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US congresswoman wants greater partnership with the Caribbean

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Technology and climate change are areas that Congresswoman Yvette Clarke believes Caribbean countries can strengthen while enhancing their relationship with the United States of America.Clarke, who was addressing students and staff of the University…

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Air traffic controllers say wage talks unproductive

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Maintaining that the island’s air traffic controllers (ATCs) are being “grossly underpaid”, the Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers Association (JATCA) says that it is contemplating “taking action” after a series of unproductive wage talks with the…

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