Mitchell wants PSOJ members to watch politicians’ conduct before donating to campaigns

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The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), seeking to usher in a new style of politics, is moving to ensure that its members examine the conduct of political representatives before making financial donations to their campaigns. PSOJ…

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United Way ignites fire of hope for children’s home restoration

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It could not be any more fitting that a movement formed by three clergymen 132 years ago to help victims of a fire in Denver, Colorado, is spearheading a fund to restore the recently burnt Jamaica National Children’s Home. At the launch of the…

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Improved passes recorded in most CSEC, CAPE subjects

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Despite a slight decline in the pass rate for students who sat the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), there were improved performances in most subject areas. There were also improved performances in the Caribbean Secondary Education…

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Hanover MC launches sexual harassment probe

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Western Bureau: Allegations of sexual harassment have surfaced at the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) as four female employees have pointed the finger at a male supervisor, who has allegedly denied any wrongdoing. A well-placed source at the…

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Teen accused of cutting off 6-y-o’s penis remanded

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A psychiatric evaluation and a social enquiry report have been ordered for the 16-year-old boy accused of slashing a six-year-old boy in his face and cutting off his penis on August 3 in White Horses, St Thomas. The accused teen was charged this…

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It’s our goal to expand BPOs to rural areas, says Henry

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The Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) says that a lack of adequate infrastructure in rural areas is hindering expansion plans for the sector as it seeks to woo more youth to take up business process outsourcing (BPO) jobs….

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Phillips says poverty increase a result of bad JLP policies

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Port Antonio, Portland: Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has charged that the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has led the country into a state of poverty, which has resulted in the poorest people bearing the greatest share of the taxation…

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Danielle Williams eligible for World Champs selection - JAAA

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The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) announced on Thursday that 2015 100m hurdles world champion, Danielle Williams, has been deemed eligible for selection, to the Jamaican team for the IAAF World Championships, which will be…

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JUTA operator killed in Hanover crash

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Twenty-eight-year-old Chelsie Malcolm, a JUTA operator of Cousins Cove, Hanover died as a result of injuries she received in a motor vehicle crash on Lances Bay main road in the parish on Wednesday. The Lucea Police report that about 11:37 p.m.,…

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Traffic restrictions coming for section of Constant Spring Road

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that traffic restrictions will be implemented along a section of Constant Spring Road starting at 10 pm on Friday, August 16. The section of the corridor between Dunrobin Avenue and West Kings House Road…

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