RJRGLEANER invests in staff education

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Forty-five employees of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group have signed up to be part of a furtherance of education initiative, which is being spearheaded by the company’s Human Resource Department. RJRGLEANER CEO Gary Allen said that the aim of…

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Lawmakers slash proposed two-year sentence for data processors in breach

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Lawmakers have backed away from the long prison sentence that was recommended in the long-anticipated data protection law for persons who fail to register as data processors. Section 18 (3) (c) of the proposed data protection bill made failing to…

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NO PRIDE - MoBay mayor shuts door on gay rights group to protect ‘sacredness’ of cultural centre

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WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis says the gay-rights group Montego Bay Pride will not be granted permission to use the Montego Bay Cultural Centre for a series of events it is planning to stage in the western city. Davis, who chairs…

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Manchester MC Fraud trial | Lands, receipts and several questions

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Mandeville, Manchester: There was some haggling over receipts for land registered to other persons, which were found at the home of one of the accused in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud case as the trial continued…

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Thwaites: Church, volunteers integral to education system

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Opposition Spokesman on Education and Training Ronald Thwaites has lauded the Ministry of Education’s move to twin a number of high schools in a pilot project aimed at boosting academic performances. “We must take little things to mark big results…

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Collaboration the buzzword for new school year

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The spirit of collaboration was in the air yesterday as Pembroke Hall, Ardenne, and Haile Selassie high schools merged for a musical and drama piece while Vaz Preparatory and Holy Family Primary performed an incorporated dance routine at the launch…

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News Briefs

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The St Catherine Municipal Corporation has committed US$5000 (J$678,000) to the relief efforts in The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. “Having heard of the problems of the destruction of…

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JC continue strong Manning Cup start

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Wolmer’s registered the biggest win in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup on Friday, slamming Innswood 8-0 in their Group E contest at Chedwin Park in St Catherine. Jamaica College are still yet to concede after three starts after their 2-0 win over…

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Fire at hospital in Brazil kills 11 people, many elderly

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on stretchers or in wheelchairs and killing at least 11 people, many of them elderly. Four firefighters were…

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NWC to source water from Rio Cobre, rehabilitated wells for KMA

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President of the National Water Commission (NWC), Mark Barnett, says the Commission will be sourcing water from the Rio Cobre and rehabilitated wells to address the water issue faced by residents of the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA). “We…

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