‘Teachers under attack’ - Colleagues mourn loss of ‘perfect educator’ as gunmen kill Bishop Gibson High teacher

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Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Dr Garth Anderson yesterday lamented an “attack on the teaching profession” following the early morning murder of 43-year-old Bishop Gibson High School teacher Carolyn Davis-Campbell at her Manchester…

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‘We are stretched’ - Probation officers express staffing concerns ahead of rollout of child diversion programme

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It appears that the Government and some probation officers may be headed for a collision course when the Ministries of Justice and National Security jointly roll out a child-diversion programme come November. Yesterday, during a sensitisation…

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Phillips: Prosperity not reaching the average Joe

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People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has painted a dismal picture of the Andrew Holness-led Government’s stewardship of Jamaica since 2016, telling a Gleaner Editors’ Forum on Tuesday that despite the buoyant economy, Jamaica…

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Bullets shatter calm in deadly Anchovy attack

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Western Bureau: St James registered yet another murder yesterday morning when a 25-year old man was shot and killed gangland-style outside a Supreme Ventures outlet in the Anchovy community shortly after purchasing Cash Pot and Super Lotto tickets…

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Committee wants journalism defined in Data Protection Bill

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Members of the joint select committee reviewing the Data Protection Bill are recommending that journalism be defined within the body of the bill with consideration for how the media landscape has changed. Last year, the Press Association of Jamaica…

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MMC Fraud Trial | Defence calls late submission of documents a waste of time

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Mandeville, Manchester: Unfair and prejudicial. That was how defence attorneys labelled the ongoing haggling over documents in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) fraud trial yesterday. During the cross-examination of a…

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Landowners offer NWA properties to bypass dangerous bridge

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Western Bureau: Landowners in the proximity of the crumbling Paradise Bridge near Ferris in Westmoreland have expressed a willingness to provide the authorities with the lands needed to create an alternative route along the corridor to bypass the…

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News Briefs

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Sexual Harassment Bill tabled Gender Minister Olivia Grange on Tuesday tabled the Sexual Harassment Bill, which is to be referred to a joint select committee shortly. Grange said the bill is intended “to protect women and men whose quality of life…

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Flow introduces paternity leave, extends time off for moms

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Telecommunications firm Flow has announced a new policy introducing paid leave for fathers, adoptive and foster parents and extending time off for moms. The new policy, which took effect June 1, provides 16 weeks of paid…

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Security guard killed in St Ann crash

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Thirty-one-year-old Orando Watkis, a security officer of Lower Buxton, Browns Town, St Ann died as a result of injuries he sustained during a motor vehicle collision along the AGR Byfield Highway Wednesday afternoon. The police report that about 2:…

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