Payback puzzle - Pinnock reimbursed thousands of US dollars in questionable spending

Gleaner on January 18th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

In the latest revelation from a special audit of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), President Fritz Pinnock was found to have been reimbursed for fixed assets costing US$12,697.41 that were reportedly purchased on behalf of the university….

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Blind teacher sees future in kids

Gleaner on January 18th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

“They’re just excited. Let me settle them down,” she whispered, as the Gleaner team entered grade 9K at Kingston High School on Wednesday afternoon. With her right hand raised, she began the countdown: “Five, four, three … let’s go!” In a matter…

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Deregistration fears plunge at UWI

Gleaner on January 18th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

After maintaining a 3.5 grade point average (GPA), bearing hunger some days and travelling for hours to get to The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, to pursue her studies, 22-year-old Moesha Clarke was told she could be deregistered…

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Witness: Family wipeout made me to flip on King Valley Gang

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A former gangster yesterday revealed that he came forward to testify against alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang because they had wiped out much of his family and were on a quest to hunt him down to kill him. He said that his…

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Prosecutor: Seasoned bank teller opened gate for fraud

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PORUS, Manchester: Prosecutors in the Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial asserted yesterday that the former bank employee accused in the matter knowingly defrauded the then council of millions of dollars by causing money to be paid under…

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Race against time for Port Royal cruise pier

Gleaner on January 18th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Workmen and women are in a race against time to meet the completion deadline for the inaugural call at the Port Royal Cruise Port Terminal on Monday for the Marella Discovery 2, which is slated to dock at 8 o’clock in the morning. During yesterday’…

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Port Royal turns into party central

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The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) will on Monday host passengers of the cruise ship Marella Discovery 2 at an exclusive event at Fort Charles, where they will get a chance to sample Jamaican food, drinks and culture after exploring a number of…

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Guard killed in Westmoreland

Gleaner on January 18th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: A security guard has become the fourth murder victim in Westmoreland for 2020. He is 34-year-old security guard Owayne Martin Grant, of Pleasant Park in George’s Plain, who was shot dead in his community on Thursday night. “We have…

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April 20 trial for accused who burned woman to death

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WESTERN BUREAU: Nichala Facey, the St James man who allegedly killed an elderly woman by setting her on fire last April, will have his case committed to the St James Circuit Court for trial on April 20. Facey, who is charged with murder in relation…

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NDTC’s Barry Moncrieffe dies at 78

Gleaner on January 18th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Veteran member of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) Barry Moncrieffe has died. He was 78. Moncrieffe passed away at home about 7 p.m. surrounded by family and friends. He had been battling colon cancer for about…

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