CMU exodus - Council members step down as controversial new revelations dog university

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The resignations have begun to come in from members of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Council, inside sources have revealed. The council is the body that presides over the affairs of the scandal-scarred university. According to the…

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‘Made-up honour’ - CMU reimbursed Pinnock US$10k for receiving shady Socrates Award

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Allegations have surfaced in the British press that the ‘prestigious’ International Socrates Award bestowed on industry leaders and persons who have gained significant achievements in academia, particularly in developing countries, and including…

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‘A culture of begging’ - Educators accuse parents of grooming children to work the streets

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They mostly come out in the afternoons, about five o’clock for those who bother to go home and change from their school uniforms – children as young as six years old with outstretched palms and chilling tales of misfortune. They gather at…

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Danger lurking for child beggars

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Fifty-year-old Warren Gray lives in Effortville with his six children and their mother. Both parents are unemployed and sickly, so at least four of their children take to the streets of May Pen, Clarendon, at night, begging to support the household…

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Visits by US secretaries of state mark election years - Pompeo lands Tuesday, ahead of expected 2020 poll; Clinton travelled to island months before Golding resigned and Holness last called the date

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United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arrive in Jamaica on Tuesday for a two-day working visit with Jamaican government officials, the second US holder of that office to do so in eight years. Pompeo is coming to Jamaica in 2020,…

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UPDATED: Four killed in Trelawny crash

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A mid-morning crash along the Falmouth leg of the North Coast Highway has left four persons dead and others nursing injuries. The crash, which involved a coaster bus and a motorcar, occurred at about 10:30 a.m., a short distance from the newly-…

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Former OUR Director General J Paul Morgan has died

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Former Director-General of the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) J. Paul Morgan has died. He passed away today. Morgan was a founding member of the OUR and had over 40 years of experience in utilities, engineering, utility regulation,…

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Suspected suicide in Spalding, Manchester

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The police are reporting that 35-year-old Leon Simpson, otherwise called ‘Leo’, a painter of Freckleton Hill, Spalding in the parish, is suspected to have committed suicide at his home. The police say 2:15 this morning a relative…

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Four killed in Trelawny crash

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A mid-morning crash along the Falmouth leg of the North Coast Highway has left four persons dead and others nursing injuries. The crash, which involved a coaster bus and a motorcar, occurred at about 10:30 a.m., a short distance from the newly-…

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Curfew imposed in Central Village, St Catherine

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A curfew has been imposed in Big Lane, Central Village, St Catherine. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 and will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:…

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