Sewage row - Sav Hospital staff blamed for clogging drains with towels, sheets

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Staff of the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland have been scolded for wrecking a multimillion-dollar wastewater treatment plant by dumping towels, sheets and other material down the drain. Last week, Eric ‘Busha’ Clarke, chairman of the…

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Jamaican student places first in CSEC maths

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WESTERN BUREAU: Fifteen-year-old Campion College whiz-kid Kyle Pratt has aced the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) mathematics exam, scoring the highest grade in the region. Kyle, who was in fourth form at the age of 14 when he sat…

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St Aloysius students punching out anger

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St Aloysius Primary School in Kingston is using a new strategy to help students with emotional issues, and according to guidance counsellor Tracyann Taffe-Thompson, it has been making a difference. Taffe-Thompson has been offering students the…

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Fire razes Olympian’s property as trucks run out of water

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A protracted blaze at the Skibo Avenue premises of Jamaican Olympian Rupert Hoilett has raised fresh concern about Corporate Area water woes and the ability of the fire brigade to respond to emergencies. For hours yesterday morning, Hoilett stood…

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Take care of our players, Rhone urges

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Molly Rhone, the only Jamaican to be elected president of the International Netball Federation has expressed concern about some disturbing trends emerging in sports. From subpar the treatment of players to criminal abuse of them, Rhone said it was…

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Sugar’s slow death sucking life out of St Thomas

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The silence was deafening, the emptiness haunting. Almost an hour and a half had passed and not a single shopper had entered through the yawning doors of a modest mart in Duckenfield, St Thomas. Sugar’s slow, torturous death has laid bare a…

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Alpart, union representatives again meeting at Labour Ministry

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Representatives of Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO)-Alpart and unions are again back at the Ministry of Labour to discuss the planned closure and redundancy exercise at the St Elizabeth-based bauxite plant.

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Jamaica launches online investment guide

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Jamaica has joined 28 other nations including several Caribbean states that have developed online investment guides (iGuides). These facilities are repositories of information for local and foreign investors interested in doing business in the…

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JPS conducting load shedding across several parishes

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Several communities across seven parishes are without electricity as the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it has been forced to carry out load shedding . The exercise began at 6:00 p.m and will last until 9:00 p.m, JPS said in a tweet this evening…

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Second week of industrial action by UTech employees

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The strike action by the academic staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has entered a second week. The Gleaner understands that lecturers have not reported to their respective classes since morning as negotiations continue between…

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