Unacceptable! - Reid orders probe into case of 13-year-old blocked from school for using expletives

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Education Minister Ruel Reid is set to intervene in the case of a 13-year-old boy who has been blocked from classes at the Little London High School since November for allegedly using expletives in the presence of a teacher.Following a report in The…

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New Year’s Eve nightmare - Slipdock Rd residents still haunted by devastating blaze

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Almost one year to the day after a fire ravaged the property they called home, killing an elderly woman and leaving dozens homeless, residents of a tenement yard on Slipdock Road in east Kingston say they will be in no hurry to go to sleep tonight.”…

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#EnoughIsEnough - Grange: More help for women in abusive relationships come 2019

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Greater help is coming in 2019 for women wanting to escape domestic violence.Minister with responsibility for gender affairs Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange made the announcement yesterday on the heels of last week’s murder-suicide in east Kingston, in which…

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Fixing Dunn’s River racket - Braham: Early release of audit report could stymie plans to correct issues

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Faced with criticisms over the decision not to make public the findings of an international audit firm into the possible misappropriation of funds at Dunn’s River Falls and Park, chairman of the board of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC)…

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The Exchange | Local digital entrepreneurs demand better banking solutions

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Gordon Swaby, CEO and founder of the social learning website EduFocal, is calling on financial institutions to create better banking solutions for local digital entrepreneurs to facilitate the collection of revenue from their customers.”The e-…

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National Diaspora Policy coming next year

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A National Diaspora Policy is one of the many major agenda items for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade for 2019.State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says the policy is likely to be…

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Farmers fight - Grant vs Green in key JAS branch election come Thursday

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Members of the Kingston and St Andrew Association of Branch Societies of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) will vote on Thursday in an election that could have historical significance for the local farming sector.If incumbent president…

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Road race rackets? - No policing of the use of the proceeds of numerous walk/run events hosted for charity

Gleaner on December 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Road races, runs and walks have become the latest craze for persons wanting exercise and the first call for several entities trying to raise funds, but they are unregulated, there is no entity which checks what happens to the money raised, and…

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New year, old fears - Canaan Heights slipping into 2019 on edge following deadly gun attack

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Over the past two years, the Clarendon community of Canaan Heights had started to shake the violent notoriety it had acquired in the past.But the peace was shattered last Friday night as two heavily armed men staged a bloody attack in the community…

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Gunfight at Glistening Waters - One dead, another injured during wedding reception

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WESTERN BUREAU:Guests had to flee in panic last Friday evening as gunshots rang out at awedding reception at the Glistening Waters Hotel in Falmouth, Trelawny.When the shooting ended, a disc jockey, 45-year-old Paul Campbell of Florence Hall in the…

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