Party pooper - Former permanent secretary refutes McLean’s claim that he sanctioned celebration for embattled CMU head

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As public discontent increases over a myriad of controversies bedevilling the Ministry of Education and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), former Permanent Secretary Dean-Roy Bernard has strongly refuted claims by his acting successor, Dr…

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MOCA rep says millions found in accused’s bedroom

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Mandeville, Manchester: A deputy superintendent of police assigned to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) has revealed that more than $2 million was found in the house of one of the accused as the multimillion-dollar…

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Chang: Reid can’t run on JLP ticket

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Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace Chang has said that in his opinion, Ruel Reid, the former education minister at the centre of a criminal investigation, cannot run on the party’s ticket in the next general election,…

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Gov’t eyes money in the weed – seaweed, that is

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The Government is thinking of ways to spin seaweed into cash as a way to tackle the sargassum threat currently plaguing the island’s shores, especially in Portmore, St Thomas and Portland. It is believed that a rise in ocean temperatures has been…

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Sykes to rule on no-case submissions in gang trial

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Chief Justice Bryan Sykes will next Monday rule on no-case submissions made by defence attorneys on behalf of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 20 alleged cronies last week. The prosecution yesterday finished responding to the defence’s…

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Sargassum choking businesses along Portmore beaches

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Imagine having a full staff out on a warm summer day. You open the business, and although it’s a perfect day for a beach trip, there is no one in sight. That was the harsh reality several beach operators and vendors had to endure day after day for…

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JNSC to take over Cornwall Automotive School – Chang

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC) is to transform the Cornwall Automotive School in Flankers, St James, into a 500-man residential training facility for young men from western Jamaica. While not giving any timetable for the…

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Former education ministry PS challenges reassignment in court

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Dean-Roy Bernard, who served as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education during the tenure of Ruel Reid, is asking the court to block the appointment Dr Grace McLean to his former post. Bernard – who was transferred from the ministry in…

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JCF needs more space to train recruits, says commish

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At the end of 2018, the strength of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) stood at 11,790, which is 2,301 less than its establishment size, but Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson said that since the start of the year, more than enough…

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Dick to make biblical case for reparation

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Devon Dick, pastor of the Boulevard Baptist Church and immediate past president of the Jamaica Baptist Union, will give a one-hour lecture titled ‘God Has Done Us An Injustice’ at the Mission Commission of the Baptist World Alliance tomorrow. This…

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