Effective suicide hotline coming - Tufton

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An effective and better-managed suicide hotline, 1-888-NEW-LIFE, is on its way for Jamaicans with suicidal thoughts, Minister of Health Christopher Tufton has said.Tufton made the announcement yesterday at the World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar at…

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‘Pick four’ - Comrades to elect vice-presidents today as PNP’s 80th annual conference moves into high gear

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Rain could be a decisive factor when People’s National Party (PNP) delegates meet to elect four vice-presidents today.Just over 3,100 delegates are on the voters’ list, and vice-presidential elections usually attract about 80 per cent of those…

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SSP Allen: Easier commute for motorists going forward

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The traffic gridlock that dominated the first two days after motorists were forced to use alternative routes around the construction of roadways in the Corporate Area will not be a factor in the coming weeks, says the senior superintendent in charge…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | JTA leaders’ hope for education

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Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) leaders’ hope for education Georgia Waugh Richards JTA immediate past president”A relevant system that caters to the needs of the stakeholders.”Owen Speid JTA president-elect”Better working conditions that will…

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Met Service issues Isaac warning

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Tropical Storm Isaac, which is projected to weaken to a tropical depression tomorrow when its forecast path will take it south of Jamaica, will still pose a serious threat to life and property, according to the Meteorological Service, which has…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | JTA says yes to time-out facilities for students

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The leadership of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has fully backed the establishment of time-out facilities to assist in the rehabilitation of students who exhibit behavioural problems, arguing that they can no longer tolerate the hostility…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Revisit technical and vocational training in schools

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As Jamaicans celebrate the success of students who have aced subjects in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is also celebrating its good fortune. However, the association noted that…

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Montague says fare increase is not his responsibility

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WESTERN BUREAU:Transport Minister Robert Montague says that while he has agreed to meet with the National Council of Taxi Associations (NCOTA) to hear its concern in relation to a fare increase, he wants to make it clear that granting a fare…

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WMC municipal building contract terminated

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WESTERN BUREAU:The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) will have to finance the completion of its new multimillion-dollar municipal building as the Government has terminated the contract with NR Diaram Construction Company after the company…

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Road deaths climb to 252 people

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Two hundred and fifty-two persons have been killed in 220 fatal crashes since the start of this year, according to the latest Ministry of Transport and Mining Traffic Crash Update.But while fatal crashes have decreased by three per cent, road deaths…

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