Conch ban set to go beyond March 2020 - Writing was on the wall, says marine biologist

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Analysis of data of the conch population off Jamaica’s coast indicates that the ban on the fishing, sale and export of queen conch (Genus strombus) will be extended well beyond the near one-year timeline announced by the Ministry of Industry,…

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Gag order - Ministry may muzzle politically active educators

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Seeking to make good on his promise to formulate a code of conduct for politically active public-sector educators, the Ruel Reid-led Ministry of Education has outlined a raft of proposed regulations, which include clauses muzzling board chairmen,…

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‘It cuts deep’ - Tivoli man bemoans second tragedy as fire leaves nearly 30 homeless

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Nine years after his brother was reportedly killed execution style by the security forces, Tivoli Gardens fire victim Handrel Wheatle strongly believes that he is battling a curse. His face a canvas of pain and despair, Wheatle stared blankly at…

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PEP in their step!

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Appearing more hopeful than months ago when shock mock exam results triggered widespread concern, grade six students will today seek to ace the ability test component in the first ever sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the secondary-school…

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News Briefs

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Man’s body found in pit A body believed to be that of a man who was reported missing last Friday was retrieved from a pit in the Three Hills area of St Mary on Sunday. On Friday, a missing person report was filed by relatives of 35-year-old Warren…

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‘This is no way to transform education’ - Thwaites slams 2019-20 budgetary allocation for ministry

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With the 2019-2020 Budget Debate on the horizon, the People’s National Party (PNP) is mounting an early attack on the Estimates of Expenditure for the upcoming fiscal year, starting with the allocation to the Ministry of Education, Youth and…

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Holness admin makes the grade three years in, says Henry

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While the Andrew Holness administration has performed moderately well since taking the reins of Government in 2016, producing economic stability and nominal growth, it is still dogged by the stereotype of scandal, political commentator Martin Henry…

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Judge reduces bail bond for accused baby thief

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WESTERN BUREAU: Melissa Harriot, the woman who allegedly stole a three-week-old baby at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay last month, had her bail reduced to $200,000 when she appeared before the St James Parish Court yesterday. The 26-…

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Crawford confirmed for East Portland

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The People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday approved the candidacy of Damion Crawford for the impending East Portland by-election. In a statement yesterday evening, the party said long-time aspirant, attorney-at-law Andrea Moore, also accepted the…

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18 years to build Bernard Lodge city

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Transforming the approximately 4,600 acres of cane lands at Bernard Lodge in St Catherine into a brand-new city with a host of social and civic amenities will take developers 18 years, according to the project’s urban planner, Martin Addington. It…

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