‘Unfair and unfortunate’ - Teachers, parents, students throw support behind Pembroke Hall teacher facing disciplinary hearing

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There was a strong show of support from educators and parents as teacher Marsha Lee Crawford yesterday faced the Pembroke Hall High School board for the first time since her violence-laced outburst against a student went viral last year. Crawford…

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King Valley Trial | Attorneys to mount defence, two alleged gangsters walk free

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Attorneys for the six remaining alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang members on trial will on Monday mount defences for their respective clients, following a ruling by trial judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, which saw two…

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More deportees from UK expected soon

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In about two weeks, Jamaica is to receive another batch of deported migrants (deportees) from the United Kingdom (UK). Unlike in the past, persons who will be aboard the specially arranged charter flight are not immigration offenders. UK High…

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Judge orders Golden Triangle town houses demolished

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Town houses and apartments constructed at a cost of more than $100 million in the upscale Golden Triangle area of St Andrew must be immediately demolished, according to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, which indicates that the owners of the…

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August Town resident wishes for unity

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While appreciating the RJRGLEANER Honour Awards special award for voluntary service she collected on behalf of the August Town community yesterday, Joan Campbell said she wished the circumstances were different. August Town was being recognised…

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Brexit’s here, no need to fear - Jamaica to gain from pre-arranged UK agreement as British exit gets under way

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When the United Kingdom (UK) officially leaves the European Union (EU) at midnight, January 31, it will signal Britain’s exit from the European Union after a 47-year stay. The new dispensation, as reiterated by UK High Commissioner Asif Ahmad, is…

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Construction to begin for new Parliament building in early 2021

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Construction of Jamaica’s first purpose-built Parliament is set to begin in the first quarter of 2021. The details were revealed during a Houses of Parliament and Government Campus Project update meeting and tree planting ceremony, held yesterday…

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‘Bring back my son - US legal battle looms to force mom to send boy back to Jamaica

Gleaner on January 30th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A father is making a public plea for the safe return of his son, who was taken to the United States by his maternal grandmother under the guise that the then six-year-old would be brought back to the island at the end of the 2018 summer holidays….

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Outlaw catcalls in sex harassment bill, says lobbyist

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The parameters of Jamaica’s Sexual Harassment Act 2019 should be broadened to outlaw sexual harassment on the streets, including catcalls, an AIDS and gender advocate has said. Policy and advocacy officer of the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL…

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Rats chase inmates out Spanish Town lock-up - Jail ordered closed as rodents ‘big like puss’ bite detainees

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The St Catherine Health Department has ordered the immediate closure of the Spanish Town Police Station lock-up because of a rat infestation and other unsanitary conditions. The closure was confirmed by Grayson Hutchinson, chief public health…

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