UWI U-TURN - Lecturer fired before getting chance to donate $3m salary to needy students

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The university lecturer who had promised to give needy students his approximately $3 million in basic salary annually had his contract terminated by The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, amid questions about his mental state. Dr René…

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Walcott: Only a psychiatrist can rule a person with bipolar disorder unfit for work

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Bipolar disorder is a mental illness identified by extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows. A lifelong condition, it is treated with medication and psychological counselling (psychotherapy). Psychiatrist Dr Geoffrey Walcott said a…

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We’re bound by law, says Integrity Commission - Pryce explains why purchase price used as Holness, Phillips’ real estate value

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The eyebrow-raising figures published in the Jamaica Gazette as the value of real estate assets owned by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips reflect the price at which their properties were acquired and not the…

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Tapia eyes strengthened relations in trade, investment, education as priorities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. The new United States (US) Ambassador to Jamaica says he is looking forward to helping to further strengthen the relationship between the two nations.  “From day one, the United States and Jamaica have had a strong…

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Salmon tops Wolmer’s class in CAPE Unit 2

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Having written a number of articles highlighting the achievement of other high school students across the island, the spotlight is now on outgoing deputy head boy of Wolmer’s Boys’ School, David Salmon, who ranked first at the Kingston-based school…

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Welsh pardons 140 errant motorists in three days - ACP says educating drivers key as man walks free after reckless stunt at busy intersection

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A motorist has been let off the hook after he was caught on a camera performing a daring stunt with a motor vehicle along the busy Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew. There was no collision, but Dennis Dietrih was summoned by the police yesterday to the…

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Moravian Church breaks silence on jailed pastor

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The Moravian Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands has broken its silence, two years after one of its pastors admitted to having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years old. In an advertisement in today’s Gleaner, the church…

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Jamaica projected to miss below 300 road deaths target - Hare

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Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Kenute Hare, says that the country will not meet its target of keeping road fatalities below 300, which he says is projected to increase. The Unit, in its latest crash report, has…

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Welsh to launch probe into ‘real’ Dunrobin Avenue driver

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Head of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, Assistant Commissioner, Bishop Dr Gary Welsh, says he will be launching an investigation to identify the ‘real’ driver of the black Mercedes Benz captured on video driving recklessly along a section of Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew recently.

 

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New US Ambassador to prioritise strengthening trade, investment and education

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The new United States Ambassador to Jamaica says he is looking forward to helping to further strengthen the relationship between Jamaica and the United States. “From day one, the United States and Jamaica have had a strong relationship. We…

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