Motorists welcome smooth traffic flow as schools reopen

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The police had promised smooth sailing on the roads for yesterday’s first official dayof back-to-school, which coincided with new traffic changes to facilitate road-improvement works across the Corporate Area. Some motorists were uneasy about what…

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Culture of death - Rape and incest not enough to justify abortion, say christian lawyers

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Given what they believe to be “a culture of death” in the country, members of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship (LCF) are urging Jamaicans to reject abortion and instead place more efforts on saving mothers and their unborn babies.Towards this end,…

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Cops to the rescue – Quick action from lawmen saved stranded commuters, students following strike action from MBMC

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WESTERN BUREAU:Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Donovan Graham, the commanding officer for Area One, was called upon to quickly mobilise the police in western Jamaica yesterday to avert chaos, as scores of persons, including students, were…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Forensic lag delaying some investigations

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Jamaica’s high crime rate is putting pressure on the island’s sole state-operated forensic lab, the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine, and causing delays in some investigations, as the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is forced to…

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Reforms should ensure no child is left behind - Reid

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Senator Ruel Reid yesterday used the occasion of the start of the 2018-19 academic year to reiterate that an education system where no one is left behind would represent his greatest achievement as minister of education.Reid made the assertion as he…

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Police Federation ticked off by delay in wage talks

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“Disgraceful!” is the word used by chairman of the Police Federation, Corporal Arlene McBean, to describe a letter from Minister of Finance Nigel Clarke stating that he was unable to give a date for the continuation of wage negotiations for rank-and…

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Fulton takes charge of JAS tomorrow

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Agriculturalist Lenworth Fulton will tomorrow take the reins of the 123-year-old Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) following a formal handover ceremony during the monthly board meeting at the JAS headquarters, 67 Church Street, downtown Kingston….

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Relatively smooth start to school year out west

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WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the strike action taken by unionised Montego Bay Metro Company (MBMC) workers, which impacted transportation, in addition to minor hiccups with regard to furniture delivery, the 2018-19 school year got off to a relatively…

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Cops cautious about traffic as more schools prepare to reopen - NWA pleased with smooth flow

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Traffic changes across the Corporate Area that were anticipated to cause mayhem yesterday, as most schools reopened for the new academic year, have received a passing grade from National Works Agency (NWA) Communications Manager Stephen Shaw.During…

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Shaw to address sugar concerns today

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Today’s luncheon hosted by the All-Island Jamaican Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA) and the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA) will determine the way forward for the ailing sugar cane industry, whose uncertain future was compounded by the recent…

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