Schools want physical classes for some CXC students

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With the new school term set to begin next Monday, at least one principals’ group is renewing concerns about the ongoing challenges with remote learning even as it awaits a decision from the Ministry of Education on the format classes will take. In…

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BATTLE LINES DRAWN - Tapia says Jamaica should consider where it would stand in US-China war

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For the roughly 16 months that Donald Tapia has been Washington’s top diplomat in Jamaica, he has been urging the Andrew Holness-led Government to steer clear of Chinese 5G telecommunications technology, arguing that it poses national security…

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COVID-19 impacted local language, says linguist

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The COVID-19 pandemic has held the greater portion of 2020 in its grip. While its impact on many sectors has been noted, an area outside of the limelight which has been impacted in the cultural arena is language, with the creation of new words and…

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At 105, Daisy Morgan living life like it’s golden

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Knockpatrick, Manchester: Though unassuming, 105-year-old Daisy Morgan is undeniably witty, charismatic and will leave your cheeks hurting from laughter with her zesty personality. An agile tomboy who enjoyed climbing trees in her youth, Morgan…

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Man shot dead on quick ATM run on Christmas Day

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Reeling from the gruesome murder of 24-year-old Jermaine ‘Boy Boy’ Moatt, of a Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11 address, his grief-stricken girlfriend and mother of his three-year-old son, Tiana Lindsay, is puzzled as to why when he left home for an…

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Homeless man with master’s wants to be a taxi man in new year

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Claudius Brown earned his master’s degree the same year he went to live at a homeless shelter in Kingston, but after several failed attempts to secure a permanent job, he has his eyes set on becoming a taxi driver in 2021. A former member of the…

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Manchester businessman suspected to have committed suicide

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The community of Davyton in Manchester has been left in shock following Tuesday night’s discovery of a businessman hanging from the ceiling of his grocery shop. Steve Henry, 54, was found by relatives.  He was quickly lowered and…

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INDECOM: Initial reports suggest aggrieved prisoners refused food

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The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has countered statements made by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security Senator Matthew Samuda in relation to a hunger strike at the St Catherine Adult Correctional…

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US$1B FOR CAYMANAS - Americans earmarking big bucks to invest, says Tapia

Gleaner on December 30th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Outgoing United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia says American investors are eyeing a US$1 billion investment at Caymanas in St Catherine. In an exit interview yesterday, Tapia said that two American billionaires are involved in what he…

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Tapia picks ‘Man a Yaad’ as his top Jamaican personality

Gleaner on December 30th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Outgoing United States Ambassador Donald Ray Tapia has identified Audley ‘Man a Yaad’ Shaw as the most likeable Jamaican he has met in his year and half tour of duty. Tapia told The Gleaner that Shaw would come out tops if he had to choose as the…

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