Wrong lessons at e-Learning - Board chairman vows major changes in wake of allegations of mismanagement and corruption

Gleaner on January 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Allegations of cronyism, nepotism and mismanagement have surfaced around yet another entity in the former Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology.This time it is e-Learning Jamaica, which is being placed under the microscope as sources claim all…

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Ban on babies - Landlords illegally refusing to rent to persons with children

Gleaner on January 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Rent Restriction Act of 1983 makes it illegal for landlords to discriminate against potential tenants on the basis that they have children, but scores of landlords are banning the babies and getting away with it.Under Section 4A Subsection 1 of…

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Report those rogues - Rent Restriction Board ready to act against landlords who ban children

Gleaner on January 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Persons who have been denied opportunities to rent properties because they have children are not seeking redress by reporting the discrimination to the Rent Assessment Board of Jamaica.The board was established to provide a framework for the…

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Bad-word ban lifted - Student blocked from school for using expletives to resume classes tomorrow

Gleaner on January 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The 13-year-old student who has been blocked from the Little London High School since November for allegedly using expletives in the presence of a teacher is to return to classes tomorrow when the new school term begins…

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Airbnb fallout - Local rental market tightens for young Jamaicans as landlords target foreigners

Gleaner on January 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The explosion of the Airbnb market across the island has been pushing well-needed cash into the pockets of many Jamaicans, but it is providing a painful side effect - the tightening of the rental market.While figures for last year are not yet…

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The rental market will soon settle down - Llewellyn

Gleaner on January 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Havanah Llewellyn, president of the Jamaica Homesharing Association, the body set up by Airbnb to improve the island’s offering to the sector, says there is no need to worry about the shortage of houses of long-term rental for young Jamaicans as…

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High hopes for hemp - US$4m facility slated for Trelawny before June

Gleaner on January 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A United States-based company is poised to invest US$4 million (approximately J$540 million) in a hemp project in Long Pond, Trelawny.Chairman of SCJ Holdings, Joseph Shoucair, says the company, Organic Growth Holdings Inc, which is incorporated in…

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MoBay records its first murder of 2019

Gleaner on January 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A quarrel between two men travelling in a motor car on Merriam Way, in the Westgate Gate area of St James yesterday, ended with one man dead and the other arrested, facing possible murder and other charges.The accused is a 21-year-old of a St James…

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Scorpions fighting back against Volcanoes at stumps on Day 3

Gleaner on January 6th, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

The Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day game between the Jamaica Scorpions and Windward Island Volcanoes is interestingly poised at stumps on day three at Sabina Park in Kingston. The Volcanoes closed on 176 for 4…

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Child’s feet mysteriously fall off - Family seeks help to take care of boy

Gleaner on January 6th, 2019 | File Under The Star News -

When Brian Harris was born four years ago, his legs were in tact. His grandmother, Patricia ‘Patsy’ Gardener, said that her daughter turned over the child to her for safekeeping.However, before Brian could start walking, life struck a cruel blow….

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