SCHOOL SAFETY AUDIT - Education ministry pledges review of service-vehicle protocol by early 2020

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The Government has commenced a comprehensive review of safety and security regulations in public schools in the wake of the tragic death of a seven-year-old student at Clan Carthy Primary in October. Addressing mourners at the funeral of Benjamin…

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Family recalls Benjamin Bair as full of life

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Hours before she bade her final farewell to her late brother, eight-year-old Seraphine Bair was a picture of worry as she dreaded the future without her pal. Seraphine longs for Benjamin Bair for a host of reasons, among them that he was her…

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‘Nowhere to go’ - Port Royal residents face homeless Christmas as bulldozers rev up for demolition

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Residents of Port Royal who may be homeless for Christmas are making last-minute pleas for more time to relocate from Foreshore Road as bulldozers are expected to demolish at least nine houses and three businesses at the seaside town today. The…

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Night fishing holds dangers for outlaws, patrollers

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STEWART TOWN, St Mary (AP): The warm, tropical air gently pushes waves against the concrete steps leading down a cliff and into the ocean – the jumping-off point for night spearfishermen in the small village of Stewart Town on Jamaica’s north shore…

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Africa, arise! - PM woos investors to tap Jamaica’s economic opportunities

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday sought to woo Kenyan investors, telling them to come to invest in infrastructure and energy in a bid to deepen the island’s relationship with the African continent. Holness, who is on official duties in…

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Great customer service key to Christmas tree tradition

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Penlyne Castle farmer Rudolph Watson has credited his longevity in the cultivation and sale of Christmas trees to his rootsy charm and customer-service savvy. Watson, who is affectionately called ‘Ruddy’, said that tree sales have allowed him to…

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Pay HOPE summer work participants now - Vaz

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Opposition Spokesperson on Youth, Dwayne Vaz, is calling for the Government to immediately settle all outstanding payments to the scores of young Jamaicans who participated in the HOPE Summer Work programme. The programme ended in July. Vaz, in a…

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Children’s Advocate encourages caregivers to seek help

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Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, is encouraging caregivers to seek assistance, where necessary, to produce positive parenting outcomes in children’s development. Speaking at the annual Parenting Exposition, hosted by the…

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Gov’t embarks on drive to increase tree densities at coffee plantations

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Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, says the government is embarking upon a drive to increase tree densities on coffee plantations from the current average of between 600 to 650 plants per acre to 800 plants per…

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Police appeal for calm in Steer Town, St Ann following double murder

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The St Ann Police are keeping a close watch in Steer Town, St Ann in light of heightened fears following a double murder. Two male residents were shot and killed at the beach in Mammee Bay on Sunday. Following the attack, WhatsApp messages were…

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