18 hours of TERROR - Gunmen slaughter eight persons in separate incidents in Westmoreland

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: Terror reigned in the parish of Westmoreland between midday Monday and yesterday morning as eight persons were killed by bloodthirsty gunmen in a murderous rampage that spanned several communities. “Di Devil tek wi parish from wi….

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Errol teaches dengue a lesson in PEP

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

When Errol Simpson Jr did battle in the first-ever sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam yesterday, he had already passed his toughest test – braving spells of vomiting, pain and a high temperature with a steely will that even dengue fever…

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Chuck gets ball rolling on updating outdated court fines

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Lawmakers yesterday began debate on proposed legislation to increase the fine from a paltry $40 to a maximum of $1 million for anyone found guilty of assaulting a police officer, a justice of the peace, or a court employee in the execution of their…

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‘Flying colours’ - Surprise, confidence as students chalk up PEP as easy

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

With the ability test section of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) out of the way, students, parents and teachers breathed a sigh of relief, even as they look to the other two challenges ahead: the performance task and the curriculum-based component….

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Reid refers proposed code for teachers to NCE

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Education Minister Ruel Reid has referred a proposed code of conduct for educators and boards to the National Council on Education (NCE) for review, following public outrage over some of the clauses. According to Reid, there is currently no…

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DCS engages residents to help them steer clear of prison

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

By helping to steer persons clear of a life of crime, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is not only looking at the benefits to the justice system, but also the gains the country could enjoy by being able to redirect funds to tackle…

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Man rearrested in Bloomfield murder probe

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Investigators probing the February 2 murder of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield have again taken a man into custody as the probe deepens. The 21-year-old, who was first detained by the cops on February 13 and released…

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By-election could be announced Friday

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Having been convinced by the leadership of the party’s Area Council Two that East Portland is ready for a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) wave, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to announce a by-election date on Friday. Labourites will gather…

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Massive gun find at Wharf

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Law-enforcement officials are tight-lipped about the details surrounding a massive gun and ammunition find at one of the country’s ports. Yesterday, 20 firearms and nearly 800 rounds of ammunition were seized at a terminal in Kingston. Four rifles…

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Firefighters to the rescue - Emergency crew saves child whose head was stuck in grille

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under The Star News -

When a toddler’s antics caused him to get his head stuck in a grille at home on Monday, it was the quick response from the Jamaica Fire Brigade that got him smiling again. “I was standing at the grille, talking with my dad on the phone, when I…

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