34 killed last week

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

Despite seven of 19 Jamaican police divisions being under a state of emergency (SOE), murders and shootings are still higher as at October 19 this year than for the corresponding period in 2018. Last week alone, there were 34 murders across the…

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‘Garvey disappointed’ - Hero’s son rails against neglect in teaching black-consciousness history

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

Jamaica’s political class has been accused by one of the country’s most high-profile honours inductees of betraying the legacy of Marcus Garvey and other national heroes and failing to prioritise the teaching of Afrocentric history. Dr Julius…

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Port headache - Fee hikes, jams hit cargo as fears mount of Christmas crunch

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

There are fresh jitters and deepening anxiety about “increasing inefficiencies” at the Port of Kingston that have caused a logjam in cargo movement and an uptick in storage fees that has rattled stakeholders amid heightened concerns as the…

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‘Nurse extraordinaire!’ - Lawson-Byfield hailed as superb educator, leader

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

Marva Lawson-Byfield was born in Westmoreland but moved to St James in 1977 – a decision that would change the course of her life. The pretrained teacher received instruction at the Cornwall School of Nursing and served at Cornwall Regional…

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‘Karate Georgie’ gets kicks out of Heroes Day honour

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Former police Corporal Clive ‘Karate Georgie’ Lawrence’s exploits have attained legendary status in St James, and he himself was publicly recognised for his heroic deeds on Monday when he was listed among 17 honourees at the 2019…

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Move over, Carol takes charge of 18-wheeler

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

When Carol Clarke got around the steering wheel of a Lada for her first driving lesson, the 20-something showed the diminutive Russian-made motor car that she had bigger beasts to conquer. Her spunk so impressed her driving instructor, a Mr Miller…

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Woman caught smuggling contraband into St Thomas lock up charged

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

A St Andrew woman who tried to smuggle contraband to a prisoner during a visit to the Morant Bay Lock Up on Sunday was arrested and charged by the St Thomas Police.  Donna Brown, who is of a Waltham Park Road address, is to answer the charge…

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Education officers’ roles being revamped

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

Regional Director for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s Region 3, Sophia Forbes Hall, says the duties of education officers are being transformed. “The education officer, over the years, has primarily carried the role…

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ECJ to participate in training on voter participation

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

Officials of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) are to participate in a global training programme on ways to engage young and future voters in the electoral process, in light of low voter turnouts in Jamaica’s elections. Fewer than 50…

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$200,000 reward being offered for information on missing CASE lecturer

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

A reward of $200,000 is being offered through Crime Stop for the whereabouts of Fiju Mathews, a lecturer at the College of Agricultural Science and Education (CASE) in Portland. Mathews, 63, who is of a Passley Gardens …

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