UTech on edge

Gleaner on February 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

With disquiet growing among members of staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), its president, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, is urging them to remain patient as negotiations continue over the government subvention granted to the…

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Petrojam’s value eroded

Gleaner on February 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica’s sole oil refinery, Petrojam, has seen its market value eroded by nearly US$100 million because of a decade of broken promises, delays and inaction by the Venezuelan government, the Andrew Holness administration has revealed….

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McBean challenges Police Fed ouster

Gleaner on February 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Corporal Arleen McBean, the recently booted chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, has filed an injunction in the Supreme Court to be reinstated as the head of the union. In court documents obtained by The Gleaner, McBean challenged the…

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Gov’t to release sterile mosquitoes to combat dengue

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Come March next year, the Government will begin releasing half a million sterile male mosquitoes into the environment per week to help slash the population of the female Aedes aegypti, which is responsible for spreading the deadly dengue virus….

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Five critically injured in Montpelier crash

Gleaner on February 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:
Five persons, including two children, were seriously injured yesterday morning in a three-vehicle collision along the Montpelier main road, which also left several other persons nursing minor injuries.

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England beat Windies in ODI thriller

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Despite brave batting, which saw veteran run-getter Chris Gayle registering 135 runs off 129 balls, the Windies went down in a six wicket defeat to England in the opening One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series at the Kensington Oval…

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Needles and pins found in plantains

Gleaner on February 20th, 2019 | File Under The Star News -

It’s not unusual for Donovan Palmer to travel from Manchester to Coronation Market in downtown Kingston to purchase ground provisions and other food items for resale in his community and neighbouring districts. But, last Sunday, he was in for an…

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Payless has no plans to close Jamaican stores

Gleaner on February 20th, 2019 | File Under The Star News -

Payless says it is not closing down its operations in Jamaica. The popular shoe store, which has locations in Canada, the US and Puerto Rico, announced bankruptcy last week. The discount shoe retailer also said it plans to close its 2,500 stores in…

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Millions worth of tyres stolen

Gleaner on February 20th, 2019 | File Under The Star News -

Thieves struck on separate occasions, days apart, at the BD Gregg and Bros Limited located on Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew earlier this month.They made off with 69 truck tyres, valued at more than $3 million.Information reaching THE STAR is that a…

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Love at first sight - Couple celebrates 54th anniversary today

Gleaner on February 20th, 2019 | File Under The Star News -

The warm smiles of Beatrice and Heron Williams greeted us as we walked to their verandah in Walkers Hill, rural St Andrew. Today marks 54 years since they have been married and the couple said it has been nothing but joy. According to Heron, 78, he…

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