Police Federation wants INDECOM boss to resign

Gleaner on May 5th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Jamaica Police Federation wants the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) boss Terrence Williams to immediately step aside to allow for “transparent actions” of the oversight body. INDECOM was established by an…

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$822m return bill - Repatriating 5,000 Jamaicans could hit taxpayers hard

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Taxpayers will fork out $64 million to pay for accommodation and food for 330 Jamaicans stranded overseas by the COVID-19 pandemic who will arrive back home this week.
But Gleaner analysis projects that taxpayers would have to cough up another $…

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Final PEP exams scrapped - School placements next month; 31,000 kids miss online learning

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Grade six students displaced by coronavirus restrictions will not sit the remaining components of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams but will be placed in secondary schools on a mix of current and past results. At the same time, the Government…

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$822m return bill - Repatriating 5,000 Jamaicans could hit taxpayers hard

Gleaner on May 5th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Taxpayers will fork out $64 million to pay for accommodation and food for 330 Jamaicans stranded overseas by the COVID-19 pandemic who will arrive back home this week.
But Gleaner analysis projects that taxpayers would have to cough up another $…

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Andrews deal stays

Gleaner on May 5th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Government’s deal with Andrews Memorial Hospital to help in the COVID-19 fight will not be disturbed although the private facility does not have certification to operate under the law. “I would not be motivated to discontinue an arrangement…

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Final PEP exams scrapped - School placements next month; 31,000 kids miss online learning

Gleaner on May 5th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Grade six students displaced by coronavirus restrictions will not sit the remaining components of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams but will be placed in secondary schools on a mix of current and past results. At the same time, the Government…

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Quarantine demand for St Mary virus hotspots

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Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary has urged the Government to quarantine two St Mary communities that recorded a total of six new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Creary was particularly concerned that those who tested positive were reportedly asymptomatic…

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Andrews deal stays

Gleaner on May 5th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Government’s deal with Andrews Memorial Hospital to help in the COVID-19 fight will not be disturbed although the private facility does not have certification to operate under the law. “I would not be motivated to discontinue an arrangement…

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Health official denies losing COVID-19 test sample

Gleaner on May 5th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) has denied losing the test sample of a COVID-19 patient who was one of the first Alorica call centre workers confirmed as having the coronavirus disease. Medical officer of health for Manchester, Dr…

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Quarantine demand for St Mary virus hotspots

Gleaner on May 5th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary has urged the Government to quarantine two St Mary communities that recorded a total of six new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Creary was particularly concerned that those who tested positive were reportedly asymptomatic…

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