School fight - Cumberland principal, staff at loggerheads over ‘backra massa’ leadership

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Amid claims of political interference in the selection of Darien Henry as the principal-in-waiting of Cumberland High School, the acting headmaster is embroiled in a heated dispute with academic staff who accuse him of being an autocrat intent on…

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Child abuse alarm - 11-year-old Manchester girl latest victim of sex assault

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Child welfare officials in Jamaica are expressing increasing concern over skyrocketing reports of sexual and other forms of abuse of minors, with approximately 15,000 cases referred to the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) in 2018…

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63 firearms seized at ports since January

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As many as 63 firearms and over 8,000 rounds of ammunition have been intercepted at local ports since the start of the year, but national security officials admitted on Wednesday that corruption and other illicit activities are seriously hampering…

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Under the Gun | Porous borders blindside authorities as gun appetite increases

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Western Bureau: When three fishermen from Whitehouse in Westmoreland found an illegal firearm in a bucket floating off the coastline last Christmas Eve, they did not see it as a gift to keep. To them, it was a clear reminder that the high seas,…

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Diaspora Conference gets thumbs up from delegates

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Delegates of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference have fully endorsed the National Diaspora Policy, signalling their support for the document in its draft stage, effectively giving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade the green…

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Portmore community considers CCTV as serial rapist haunts municipality

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With reports of at least a dozen cases of rape in a number of Portmore communities recently, one citizens’ association president says plans are afoot to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems throughout their neighbourhood. Byron…

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Central Kingston PNP delegates raring to go

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Amid several controversies fuelling tension in the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Central Kingston constituency chairmanship race, delegates and political organisers are in the final phase of preparation for tomorrow’s showdown. Raymond Pryce,…

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NCB selling Advantage General for $6.6b

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NCB Financial Group Limited last night announced that NCB Capital Markets Limited, its subsidiary, is selling its stake in vehicle insurer Advantage General to a consortium of business interests including current General Manager Mark Thompson. The…

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Witness says she lied to cops after meeting with suspect

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When the eighth witness in the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial returned to the stand yesterday morning in the Manchester Parish Court, it emerged that sections of her testimony over the last two days were inconsistent with…

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News Briefs

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The newly renovated Homestead Place of Safety, which caters to the holistic needs of approximately 44 girls in state care, will officially be reopened today. The Child Protection and Family Service Agency (…

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