$13m pink slip - Former eGovJa CEO gets out-of-court settlement; Williams quizzed on tablets-in-schools hold-up

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Taxpayers have had to fork out $12.5 million in an out-of-court settlement to former CEO of eGov Jamaica Limited (eGovJa), Herman Athias, after he was sacked by the company’s chairman, Professor Lloyd Waller. Athias had taken out a lawsuit for…

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Holness says STEM schools will be performance-based

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Making a pitch for the establishment of an alternative education system to focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said the current teaching and learning process was “autocratic” and…

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Falmouth business operators flouting ‘scandal’ ban

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WESTERN BUREAU: Several business operators in Falmouth, Trelawny, appear to be flouting the Government’s ban on single-use plastic bags, which are widely being used in the market and supermarkets. At the start of the year, the Government imposed a…

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Gov’t to resurrect NIDS with focus on ICT

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness told Parliament yesterday that the Government would not be abandoning the identification aspect of the National Identification System (NIDS). He said the Government has completed a revised policy that is consistent…

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Beheading Trial | ‘I hope they get the sentence they deserve’ - Relative elated at fourth conviction for double murder; killers to know jail time Dec 11

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Joeith Lynch completed sixth form at The Queen’s School in St Andrew in 2011 with eight passes and had her eyes set on studying medicine. By early July that year, according to a relative, the 18-year-old was in the middle of making plans for her…

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Families reeling with pain as JCF mourns 43 ‘fallen’ cops in a year

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Eight-year-old Laviana Thomas did not give the slightest smile as she attended a special luncheon yesterday. Nor did her mother, Jodi-Ann Miller, who accompanied her. The two were among families gathered for the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF)…

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Gov’t on learning curve on corruption, says Holness

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Having twice told the parliamentary Opposition not to seek to influence the police and anti-corruption agencies, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has admitted that more work will be required to strengthen the overall framework governing the bodies….

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Join fight against women abusers – Grange

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As the Government moves to pass more stringent legislation to punish the perpetrators of sexual and other forms of violence against women, Gender Affairs Minister Olivia Grange is urging Jamaicans to join the movement to end such attacks. Citing…

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Gas prices up $0.43, diesel down $0.26

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Gas prices will go up by $0.43 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $129.84 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $132.67. Automotive diesel oil will move down by $0.26 per litre…

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PSOJ welcomes announcement on new NIDS Bill

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The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has welcomed news that the Government will be tabling of a new National Identification Bill (NIDS) by March next year.  In April, the Supreme Court ruled that aspects of the National…

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