Shock as Observer photojournalist Michael Gordon dies

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The journalism fraternity has been hard hit by the sudden passing of Observer photojournalist Michael Gordon Gordon, who was 67, died at his St Andrew home today. The award-winning media stalwart had been freelancing with the Beechwood Avenue-based…

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BLACKLISTED - Jamaica among 12 countries fingered as money-laundering slackers

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Romario Scott/Gleaner Writer JAMAICA HAS been added to the European Union’s (EU) blacklist of countries that have been accused of being too soft on money laundering, but Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke is pushing back against the…

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School porn - Teachers jolted as students send lewd photos; online classes tear down authority roles

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LIMITED PARENTAL supervision and an emerging role reversal have hobbled the seamless transition to ­online classes since the shuttering of schools nationwide, with Jamaican teachers reportedly the targets of nude images and other inappropriate…

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No bailout for private schools

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OPPOSITION SPOKESPERSON on Education Peter Bunting is warning that a failure by the Government to bail out cash-strapped preparatory and private high schools could result in their closure, creating a chaos in September with thousands of students…

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15-y-o creates CSEC resource website

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A website has been launched to assist students preparing for Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, offering resource materials for several subjects and an interactive forum for discussion. The creator, 15-year-old Campion…

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Former Eagle Group boss Chen-Young dies at 82

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DR PAUL Chen-Young, one of the most high-profile businessmen to become victim to the 1990s financial meltdown in Jamaica, has died. The former chairman of the Eagle Group of Companies passed away in Miami, Florida, yesterday at age 82. Chen-Young…

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Satellite Internet to bring online classes to 100 remote communities

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A DEDICATED 24-hour education cable channel and satellite Internet are the key elements in a plan to reach more than 31,000 students islandwide currently cut off from COVID-19-triggered online lessons due to lack of Internet access, says ReadyTV…

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56 recover from COVID-19

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SEVEN JAMAICANS reportedly recovered from the coronavirus disease yesterday while two persons tested positive for the second day in a row, increasing the nation’s infections to 473. The recovery of COVID-19 patients now stands at 56. The health…

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Vox pop on PEP cancellation

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The Gleaner quizzed a number of citizens in downtown Kingston yesterday on whether they agreed with the Government deciding to use some grade four and grade five test results to determine secondary-school placement for grade six students….

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News Briefs

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Jamaica removed from US Trade Representative watch list Jamaica has been removed from the United States Trade Representative watch list, which the country has been on for decades. This follows the tabling of the Patents and Designs Bill by…

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