Edna lecturer faces axe - Board wants to boot accused; principal’s fate still in the balance as sexual harassment probe continues

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WESTERN BUREAU: While the fate of the principal of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Dr Nicholeen DeGrasse Johnson, remains uncertain, a male lecturer at the centre of a sexual harassment scandal brought to light by The…

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Integrity Commission appoints acting corruption czar

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Despite its appointment of Keisha Prince as Jamaica’s acting corruption czar, the Integrity Commission says it is seeking to wrap up its hunt to fill a number of vacant senior positions. Interim Director of Corruption Prosecutions Dirk Harrison had…

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‘Unfairly done’ - Tesha Miller’s mother bemoans conviction, attorney says client targeted

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As she sang a hymn about Jesus while slowly making her way down the stairs of the Supreme Court building yesterday, Sharon James said she was “somewhat surprised” when her son, reputed gangster Tesha Miller, was convicted of accessory before and…

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Hunter: We erred in Legacy projects timeline

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National Works Ageny (NWA) CEO E.G. Hunter has blamed bureaucratic bungling for several missed deadlines in the completion of the Legacy road projects in the Corporate Area. He told The Gleaner that when the NWA signed off on the contracts to…

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Spanish Town businesses happy with Miller verdict

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As Tesha Miller was found guilty of accessory before and after the fact to the 2008 murder of then chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, Douglas Chambers, residents and business operators in Spanish Town, St Catherine, yesterday pondered…

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Four sellers among six killed in St James since Friday

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Western Bureau: St James remains under the gun with six persons slaughtered in the last four days despite a number of security initiatives meant to curb the parish’s runaway murder figures. The latest victim has been identified as 28-year-old…

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Ja eyes Peru tourism pact as historic flight lands in MoBay

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WESTERN BUREAU: With LATAM Airlines committed to three flights per week to Jamaica from the lucrative South American market, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is predicting that the pie will get even bigger with a multi-destination arrangement with…

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Three more hospitals certified as baby-friendly

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Mark Thompson was able to witness the birth of his child at the Lionel Town Hospital in Clarendon recently. It was an eye-opening experience that he thinks more fathers should have. Though the ministry has no policy allowing for that practice,…

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News Briefs

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 A St Mary man believed to have broken into at least two houses has been nabbed by the Manchester Police. The man, 30-year-old George Hamilton, has been charged with housebreaking and larceny in relation to two…

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ECJ registers third political party

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The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is reporting that it has registered Jamaica’s third political party. The ECJ says the United Independents’ Congress (UIC) was registered and certified after it satisfied the requirements of the…

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