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Privy Council sides with JFJ

Gleaner on March 26th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Former executive director of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), Dr Carolyn Gomes, is hailing a major ruling from the United Kingdom-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council which could place cops accused of extrajudicial killings under greater…

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UWI Graduate School for Tourism by 2020

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WESTERN BUREAU: The University of the West Indies (UWI) should have its first-ever Graduate School of Tourism up and running at its Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay by the beginning of 2020. Speaking at the official groundbreaking for the new…

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JC board says it did not get $20m from MOE for track

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The Jamaica College (JC) board of management has disputed public statements made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness that his Government donated $30 million to the construction of the school’s state-of-the-art stadium. Further, the board revealed that…

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PNP facing uphill task, poll shows

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The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is facing an uphill task to supersede and replace the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in popularity, according to Martin Henry’s reading of the RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll on the…

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Eight illegal guns seized out west in four days

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The Area One Police Division in western Jamaica is basking in its success following the seizure of eight illegal firearms and more than 180 rounds of assorted ammunition in Westmoreland and St James on the weekend. The gun seizures came on the…

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We got no special treatment, says Quality Academics

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The privately run school, Quality Academics, has declared that it does not get any special treatment from the Ministry of Education (MOE). Quality Academics was responding to allegations raised by the parliamentary Opposition that it gets almost…

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No prima donnas! - Student athletes should abide by school rules, says Wright

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Student athletes who do not face the consequences of their behaviour and are allowed to flout rules because they are talented will not develop the sense of responsibility they need to rise to the top of their field, according to head of community…

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Charles Jr joins Cabinet

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Placing Senator Pearnel Charles Jr at the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC), which already has three ministers without portfolio, will accomplish nothing, political commentator Martin Henry has suggested. Karl Samuda, Mike Henry…

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Mandatory 10-digit dialling takes effect March 31

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Having extended the period of permissive dialling by five months ending March 30, 2019, 10-digit dialling will be mandatory as of March 31, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has confirmed. The extension was granted following requests from…

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Education Ministry awaiting report on appointment of Central High chairman

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The Ministry of Education says it is awaiting an update on information it requested on the court case against the Chairman of Central High School in Clarendon before making a determination on his appointment.   The People’s National Party…

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