CMU ‘family’ urged to stick together - Staff unhappy as meeting sheds no light on corruption saga

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Staff at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) were left disgruntled yesterday after a meeting with administrators who failed to address allegations of rampant corruption involving the institution. The meeting was reportedly the first held since…

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What Reid wants - Fired education minister seeks return to $2m incentive arrangement with JC

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Ruel Reid, the discarded former minister of education, youth and information, is pushing for Jamaica College (JC) to resume paying him millions of dollars in principal’s incentives he received while on active duty as head of the Old Hope Road, St…

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CMU: Hydel earned $2.2m under CAP-YES project

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The St Catherine-based Hydel University, founded by Hyacinth Bennett, raked in approximately $2.2 million over a 14-month period when it was used as one of several venues for Caribbean Maritime University’s (CMU) controversial Career Advancement…

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J’cans illegally in US warned to have lawyers on hand - ICE gearing up to deport thousands of undocumented immigrants starting weekend

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Jamaicans living illegally in the United States are being advised by New York-based immigration attorney Millicent Clarke to have a lawyer’s number on speed dial as they could quickly find themselves on a plane back home if a US government-planned…

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Phillips: Commission of inquiry needed to probe corruption claims

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Demanding that a commission of inquiry be commenced into the operations of the ministries of education and energy and their affiliates, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday chided the Government for its silence amid a slew of corruption…

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I stand with Peter - How the PNP’s political representatives line up behind Phillips, Bunting

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With nomination week set for later this month and an election for leadership of the People’s National Party scheduled for September 7, the prospective candidates have each been pushing hard to show the level of support they have from their party…

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Advocates give thumbs-up to FLOW paternity leave plan

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A decision by FLOW Jamaica to adjust its parental leave policy to include fathers has been welcomed by stakeholders who have been lobbying for some time. The new provisions allow for eight weeks of paid parental leave to be accessed by fathers at…

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Phillips: PNP to settle seats by Sept

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As the race for the presidency of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) continues to heat up, the incumbent, Dr Peter Phillips, is still preparing the party for the next general election, moving to settle representation for seats that have…

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Falmouth businesses still in breach of Int’l Fire Code

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Western Bureau: Two months after the Trelawny Fire Brigade (TFB) confirmed that at least 25 businesses, including supermarkets and haberdasheries, were operating in Falmouth in breach of the International Fire Code, no action has been taken to…

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Rape of children rampant in Westmoreland – supt

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Western Bureau: Sexual offences against girls under 16 have become a major concern in Westmoreland because of the alarming numbers recorded since the start of the year, says Superintendent Gary McKenzie, who heads that parish’s police division….

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