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PM defends STEM schools policy amid criticism

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has defended his announcement to construct six STEM schools in Jamaica to be operated outside of the Education Act. The acronym STEM means science, technology, engineering and Mathematics. According to Holness, the…

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Cops need to verify teacher tirade video before taking action

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Despite a Pembroke Hall High School teacher admitting to threatening a student in a tirade during class last week, the police have indicated that they would need to verify the video of the incident before any action is taken. Assistant commissioner…

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Dengue crisis at ‘Busta’ - Deaths from mosquito-borne disease spike at children’s hospital

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Dengue mortality at the Bustamante Hospital for Children has jumped by more than 30 per cent this month, with five deaths being recorded compared to 15 over the previous 22 months. There were 20 dengue deaths confirmed, suspected or under…

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Press body turns up heat on PM

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Little more than a week after prime minister and leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, directed party supporters to visit his social media platforms for accurate news, while suggesting that not all information presented by the…

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Big push for science dominance - Businesses urged to contribute to building national STEM centre

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ plan to establish six STEM centres of excellence might draw on the template of a private-sector-led initiative that is already spearheading a game-changing innovation and research academy. The movement is expected to…

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Daren Powell ditches PNP for greener pastures

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West Indies pace bowler-turned-politician Daren Powell has switched allegiance from the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) to the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Powell has been tight-lipped since a photo emerged of him smiling while…

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NEPA, Windalco head to court today over Rio Cobre fish kill - Environmentalists want agency to collar more companies over breaches

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Environmentalists have welcomed a move by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to lay criminal charges against bauxite mining company Windalco, but they have asserted that the regulator needs to do more to protect the environment and…

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News Briefs

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Teacher’s murder trial yet to start after 13 years The absence of a witness in the trial of Richard Duhaney, who is charged with the 2006 death of his wife, failed to get under way in the St Catherine Circuit Court yesterday. When the matter was…

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Killer turns gun on others as accomplice shouts, ‘A di wrong man dat!’ - Two killed in night attack in deep rural Trelawny

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Western Bureau: Trelawny, one of the most peaceful parishes in western Jamaica, saw blood flowing through its streets on Monday night as two men were killed in a drive-by shooting in St Vincent district near Albert Town. The dead men have been…

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Two men killed in drive-by shooting

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Two men were shot and killed, and another shot and injured, after gunmen travelling in a motor car carried out a drive-by shooting in the farming community of St Vincent, in top Trelawny yesterday morning. The deceased have been identified as…

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