‘Bring back cat o’nine’ - New JTA boss wants to see paedophiles, careless drivers whipped into line

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: If the newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Owen Speid, were to have his way, convicted paedophiles would be routinely flogged with the once-feared cat o’ nine, which was outlawed several years ago…

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‘Blasphemy of the Road Traffic Act’ - Jones, Lewis say confessed stuntman let off too easy as questions surround identity of real driver

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

There are calls for the police to throw the book at the driver captured on tape performing a dangerous daylight stunt along a major thoroughfare in the Corporate Area recently. Dennis Dietrih had apologised for the incident on Tuesday, claiming he…

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‘We are in a math crisis’ - Samuda laments poor performance in subject area, calls on retired teachers to help

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Karl Samuda, the minister with responsibility for the education portfolio, says immediate action is needed to address weak performances in mathematics as nearly half of the students who sat the subject in this year’s Caribbean…

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No infectious waste found at CRH site, says Green

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Health officials have been moving to calm fears after a work crew excavating an area at the Cornwall Regional Hospital on Monday stumbled upon poorly discarded medical waste. Western Regional Health Authority Regional Director Errol Greene told…

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Speid wants review of school subventions

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Owen Speid, the newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), wants the Government to immediately review the monetary subventions that schools receive as according to him, those monies are not sufficient to…

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Integrity Commission speaks on assets values and statutory declarations

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Integrity Commission has sought to explain in detail why cost of purchase is used over current value in the summary of the statutory declarations it published recently for Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips….

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‘It’s too late now’ - Family mourns matriarch’s death allegedly at hands of common-law husband

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Buff Bay, Portland: A Portland family has been left heartbroken as what they said was a nearly two-decades-long abusive relationship ended in tragedy Tuesday night, leaving the matriarch dead, her common-law husband on the run, and other members of…

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David Hopwood remembered as a nature lover

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Herbert David Alexander Hopwood was yesterday remembered by many as a lover of nature during a memorial service at the St Andrew Parish Church. This love was reflected in the floral arrangements with hanging butterflies that were placed on either…

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News Briefs

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

J’can woman pleads guilty to arranging 28 sham marriages in US BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP): A Jamaican woman in Connecticut who federal prosecutors say helped arrange 28 sham marriages to obtain immigration benefits for non-citizens has pleaded…

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NEPA hosts meeting on Cockpit Country with municipal corporations

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) on Wednesday hosted a meeting with 14 representatives from six municipal corporations from Western and Central Jamaica on the proposed Cockpit Country Protected Area. Mayors, Chief Executive…

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