NO FACE TO FACE - Principals reject Oct 5 in-person classes

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School administrators are opposed to face-to-face classes come October 5 even as the education ministry is contemplating whether some institutions could have normal operations amid a deadly wave of COVID-19. The Fayval Williams-led ministry said…

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Triple murder rocks Denham Town

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Bare-chested and occasionally sipping from a cup with white rum mixed with energy drink, Michael Wilson wore a distressed look in Denham Town, Kingston, on Sunday. Hours earlier, before dawn, gunmen invaded the 52 ½ Chestnut Lane home of Nichola…

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Floodwaters gobbled her yard; the house could be next

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When floodwaters inundated Juliet Clarke’s home in east rural St Andrew last month, they swallowed a chunk of the backyard, her livelihood, and her peace of mind. The Lower Halls Delight resident said that heavy rains on August 18 flooded the lower…

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Detentions can cost you job, says 21-y-o

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Daniel Beckford said that he was hanging out with his brother and mutual friends, enjoying music outside his home in Golden Heights, Denham Town, on May 17 when the security forces allegedly detained them in a swoop and transferred them to a zone…

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Bunting points to AG deficit as Gov’t mum on SOE ruling

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The Andrew Holness administration says it cannot comment substantively until it gets the official written judgment of a Supreme Court ruling that has shaken a national- security establishment now dependent on states of emergency (SOEs) to help…

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Ailing man frets about future without ageing mom

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Easton O’Haro hasn’t been outside his home in Mangrove district, Pear Tree Grove, for about five years. Paralysed from the waist down about 17 years ago, the 56-year-old lives in the care of his 80-year-old mother, on whom he depends for everything…

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Set 300 inmates free, prisoner lobbyist cries

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Prisoner rights activist Carla Gullotta has reiterated her call for the release of juveniles and low-risk inmates, proposing that at least 300 all told be freed from correctional facilities . Her advocacy comes hours after the Ministry of Health…

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Port Royal project gets US$110,000 funding from IDB

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The Government of Jamaica’s joint agency initiative, Port Royal 2020, has received support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to the tune of USD$110,000. This funding will support the continued technical assessment and Master…

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St Andrew High School for Girls celebrates 95 years

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As the St Andrew High School for girls celebrates it’s 95th year anniversary, stakeholders were urged to forget the old ways of doing things and embrace the future, which includes online learning. The call was made by Reverend Tara Tyme-…

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JALGO concerned about delayed COVID results for public health inspectors

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The Jamaica Association of Local Government Officers (JALGO) says it has sought the intervention of Dunstan Bryan, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health & Wellness, in an effort to ensure that COVID-19 test results for public…

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