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Go to school! - Education minister adamant all students must turn out despite dengue threat

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As the new school term begins today amid a dengue fever outbreak, the mayor of Portmore in St Catherine, Leon Thomas, is calling for the postponement of the opening of schools in the Sunshine City for another three days to accommodate vector-control…

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Elderly indigent men get a place to lay their heads

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Two elderly indigent men in St Ann are now living in comfort after two fully furnished houses were officially handed over to them by Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie last Friday.This was done under the…

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Reid announces PEP readiness and scholarship opportunities for teachers

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The Ministry of Education has committed 1,140 scholarships between 2018 and 2020, which will cost over $300 million, to support the training of 135 mathematics teachers and 150 physics teachers and chemistry teachers, as well as 120 technical…

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‘Ridiculous and political gamesmanship’ - Tufton rejects claim that there was a delay in announcing dengue outbreak

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A claim by Colin Fagan, member of parliament for South East St Catherine, that the Ministry of Health’s slow reaction to a dengue fever outbreak has led to the death of a second child in Portmore, St Catherine, has been refuted by Health Minister Dr…

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Bartender arrested for stealing baby

Gleaner on January 7th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:A 26-year-old female bartender and her common-law husband were taken into custody by the police in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday after a three-week-old baby girl who was kidnapped from her mother on Friday was discovered at their…

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Work starts on Stadium East track

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Sports Minister Olivia Grange says she is pleased that work to install a new track at Stadium East in the Independence Park complex started yesterday as previously announced.Grange spoke from Stadium East, where grading work started to remove the…

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Matt revels in Leicester upset

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LONDON (CMC):Jamaican striker Jamille Matt said it was a “fantastic feeling” after his powerful early header helped set up League Two Newport County’s shock 2-1 English FA Cup third-round win over visiting Premier League outfit Leicester City on…

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Ultimatum! - - Tallawahs threaten to pull up stumps unless government agrees partnership

Gleaner on January 7th, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

Tallawahs owner Krishna ‘Kris’ Persaud said he still hopes to keep the franchise based in Jamaica but is prepared to move to another Caribbean territory if a partnership cannot be agreed upon with the Government.Tallawahs Chief Executive Officer…

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Goburn cautiously pleased with Jago progress

Gleaner on January 7th, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

OVER the years, St Jago High School’s girls’ track and field team had been the queens of sprint hurdles at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) as the Monk Street, Spanish Town-based institution was very dominant in…

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The punter is king!

Gleaner on January 7th, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

The sport of horse racing has begun the year with news that doesn’t help the’Sport of Kings’, which has been in dire need of good news for some time now. The Government divested the sport mainly because it could no longer justify the use of scarce…

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