Chuck: No paternity leave if men don’t live with mothers

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WESTERN BUREAU: IF Justice Minister Delroy Chuck were to have his way, Jamaican men would only be granted paternity leave if they are married or living with the mother of their children. The issue of paternity leave has triggered wide-scale public…

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No ‘imitation’ cops - FID boss dismisses Wildman’s bid to throw out Ruel Reid case

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Chief technical director of the Financial Investigations Division (FID), Robin Sykes, has said that members of the Constabulary Financial Unit (CFU), comprising police personnel, arrested and charged former Education Minister Ruel Reid and his co-…

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‘Pentecostal’ teaching could unlock students’ potential, says expert

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An expert has asserted that the failure to revolutionise the country’s education system to usher in new methods of teaching to make students crave information would be a betrayal of the nation’s children. Speaking at the inaugural Education…

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JIPO: Ja can’t gain from commercial use of national symbols

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Despite more than a decade of aggressive lobbying to protect Brand Jamaica internationally, there is resistance from other nations profiting from the use of the country’s name. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, LilyClaire Bellamy, executive…

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Population pain - Expert warns of troubles ahead if migration trend continues without boom in births

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Despite achieving a Vision 2030 target more than a decade early, instead of celebrating, policymakers are now downbeat that a tapering off of the population growth rate could land Jamaica in “serious problems”. Members of Parliament’s Public…

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Handwriting expert reviews 800 transactions

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Mandeville, Manchester: vouchers, invoices and cheques were among the documents listed as being examined by the handwriting expert who took the stand yesterday as the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial continued. The witness said that a…

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Miss Lou most fitting to be national hero, says Speid

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Western Bureau: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid is joining the call for cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley, affectionately called Miss Lou, to be declared a national hero. Delivering the main address at a Heroes Day…

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News Briefs

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KINGSTON (CMC): The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) is calling for a ban on the importation and sale of e-cigarettes, warning that the product may cause irreversible lung damage and lung…

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Port woes not on our side – KWL

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There has been no increase in service charges on the side of the Port of Kingston administered by Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), Chief Executive Officer Grantley Stephenson has said. Kingston Wharves is one of two terminals at the Port of Kingston…

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PNPYO blasts Chuck for stance on paternity leave

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The People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) has described Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck’s position on paternity leave as archaic and poorly reasoned. “If you want paternity leave, you must be living with the mother…

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