JCF takes action against cops involved in pepper-spraying of photo journalist

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has taken disciplinary action against the two cops accused of pepper-spraying Gleaner photo-journalist Rudolph Brown during an incident in Cross Roads, St Andrew earlier this year. However, the Independent…

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Education ministry to give teachers necessary support for PEP

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Dr Grace McLean, chief education officer at the Ministry of Education, said that they were working assiduously to give teachers the necessary support to make sure that there are no irregularities in the preparation of students for the new Primary…

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‘Don’t blacklist me’ - Former USF head admits to not having requisite qualification, but said she served her country well

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Suzette (Camille) Buchanan, the former head of the Universal Service Fund (USF) - who was hired by the agency’s board without the master’s degree required for the managing director position stated in the advertisement of September 11, 2016 -…

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Privacy built in - Israelis among overseas experts to help engineer NIDS for data security; $400m cut from project’s budget

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Israeli cybersecurity specialists were among a number of experts who advised the Jamaican Government about key aspects of the proposed structure that will govern Jamaica’s National Identification System (NIDS).Warren Vernon, programme director for…

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Grange: Sexual Harassment Bill ready for sign-off

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Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, today announced that “the Prevention of Sexual Harassment draft bill, with all the revisions recommended by Cabinet, is now ready to be signed off on”.”The bill now reflects…

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Gov’t tables First Supplementary Estimates for fiscal 2018-19

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A number of key government agencies are set to have their budgetary allocation for the current fiscal year increased, while a few were decreased. The revised allocations were listed in the First Supplementary Estimates for the 2018-19 fiscal year,…

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Gleaner’s Spelling Bee | With God everything is possible, says coach

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1. Tayshawn Hall, St Mary High School2. Tianna Fairweather, Clonmel Primary and Junior High School3. Ricardo-Rae Douglas, Mt Angust Primary and Junior High School4. Macorey Morrison, Brainerd Primary…

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Unspecified disciplinary action taken against Petrojam’s HR manager

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Petrojam’s embattled human resources manager, Yolande Ramharrack, is currently facing unspecified disciplinary action, Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriation Committee (PAAC) was told yesterday.”Formal charges have been laid. The…

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Educator urges calm amid PEP textbooks confusion

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Former senior University of Technology lecturer and curriculum and assessment specialist Michael-Anthony Dobson-Lewis is urging calm amid the confusion around mixed signals received by parents and students on the matter of textbooks for the Primary…

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JAPEX 2018 a huge success - JHTA president

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The 2018 Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), held from September 23-25, was a huge success, Omar Robinson, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association has said.The island’s premier trade show for the hospitality and tourism sector, hosted…

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