Taxi operators continue protest of new Road Traffic Act - Government source says nothing will change

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Despite the chaos caused by taxi operators who protested yesterday for the second day across sections of the island over what they called “ridiculous” aspects of the newly proposed Road Traffic Act, a government source said that not much will change…

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No unrestricted police powers - Lawmakers frown on proposal to detain persons for up to 14 days without filing criminal charges

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Lawmakers yesterday levelled damning criticisms at the police, declaring that “too often” citizens are being charged with criminal offences without any investigation.The disapproval came after the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) proposed to a…

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JTA still awaiting PEP mock exam results

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Dr Garth Anderson, president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), said he is still awaiting the official results of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) mock exam after he made a request to the education ministry close to a month now.Education…

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Audley Facey appeals for public assistance to save sight

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A few years ago, Audley Facey was faced with the predicament of bleeding eyes. Even though that condition has healed, he still has not got a break from the struggle, as he is now in need of surgery to remove a cataract from the left eye and address…

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West Kingston men awarded on Men’s Day - … These four amazing men exemplify the ideals of selflessness

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On Monday, four men from West Kingston were presented with Amazing Men awards at the International Men’s Day observance held under the theme ‘Reinforcing Positive Male Role Models’.Hosted at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West…

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Court backlog persists despite some improvements

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A total of 4,274 new cases entered the Supreme Court across all divisions between April and July this year, while only 3,337 matters were completed during the period.According to data from the Chief Justice’s Statistics Reports for the Supreme Court…

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Spelling Bee parish finalists to get dictionaries

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Each of The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee parish finalists will soon have access to new sets of The Shorter Oxford dictionaries, which will aid with preparing them for the competition finals.According to Nordia Craig, business development…

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Economic growth could be derailed if key issues not addressed - Seaga

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Jamaica’s impressive economic growth trajectory could be derailed if a number of outstanding issues are not addressed urgently, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga, has warned.”We have been through a…

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Persons who carry out illegal acts must face the courts - commish office

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The Office of the Commissioner of Police is making it clear that persons who carry out illegal acts, whether they are police officers or not, should face the courts.Yesterday, the Private Sector of Jamaica (PSOJ) called for Police Commissioner…

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Rotary Club of Kingston to spend $15m on major projects

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The Rotary Club of Kingston is to spend about $15 million on three major projects that are to be completed in the administrative year ending June 2019.President of the club, Linval Freeman, said the projects will include the Homes for the Homeless…

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