DOLLARS FOR DUST - J$40m compensation for JISCO/Alpart nuisance

Gleaner on February 14th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: Close to 1,200 residents in 10 St Elizabeth communities affected by a dust nuisance emanating from the JISCO/Alpart mud lake in the parish have been offered a J$40-million compensation package after days of discussions, at times…

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Maxfield murders - Families left broken after three killed, one injured as guns bark in nearby communities

Gleaner on February 14th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

From the veranda of his home in Rome, located off Maxfield Avenue, a frail looking Kenyatta Thomas Sr sat in anguish, trying to come to terms with the death of his only child with whom he shared a name and a birthday. Thomas Sr, 65, could hardly…

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dollars for DUST - J$40m compensation for JISCO/Alpart nuisance

Gleaner on February 14th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: Close to 1,200 residents in 10 St Elizabeth communities affected by a dust nuisance emanating from the JISCO/Alpart mud lake in the parish have been offered a J$40-million compensation package after days of discussions, at times…

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Schools gear up for robotics championship

Gleaner on February 14th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Thirty schools will be competing in the second staging of the FIRST Tech Challenge Jamaica - National Robotics Championship later this month. The teams from Glenmuir High School in Clarendon and Dunoon Park Technical High in Kingston were in…

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Pembroke Hall teacher to keep her job

Gleaner on February 14th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Marsha Lee Crawford, the teacher at the centre of a verbal assault incident in which violent threats were levelled at a student at Pembroke Hall High School last November, will keep her job. This after a disciplinary panel concluded that the…

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‘I hate the media’ - Lucea mayor sounds off on local journalists

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Western Bureau: Declaring that there appears to be an agenda to make his administration look bad, Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels told yesterday’s sitting of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) that he hates the media. Samuels, who was chairing…

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Educator exodus

Gleaner on February 14th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Some 390 teachers have fled the classroom in a mass exodus since last September, with a paltry 51 retired teachers having answered the call since then, from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, to be re-engaged as educators. Karl…

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Western Union burglars will be found, says Wehby

Gleaner on February 14th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Western Union outlet in Portmore Pines Plaza in St Catherine was closed yesterday following a break-in the previous night. Group chief executive officer of GraceKennedy Limited, Don Wehby told The Gleaner that the branch would be opened for…

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Robotics participants double for second year - 16 schools to get debut in championship

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The second staging of the FIRST Tech Challenge Jamaica National Robotics Championship was launched at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Wellness…

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‘To be recognised at home is special’ - RJRGleaner Honour Award recipients fêted at final luncheon ahead of gala

Gleaner on February 14th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

On Friday, February 28, the excitement of the 2019 RJRGLEANER Honour Awards Gala Dinner will unfold at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, where the communications group will recognise deserving individuals or organisations for extraordinary…

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