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NCEL accepting applications for APP

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 3:16am
The National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL), an agency of the Ministry of Education and Youth, is accepting applications for the next cohort of its Aspiring Principals' Programme (APP), scheduled to begin in September.  The APP...
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St Elizabeth woman busted for embezzlement

Jamaica Gleaner - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 1:13am
Detectives assigned to the St Elizabeth Police Division have arrested and charged 28-year-old Fylecia Dunkley of a Santa Cruz address in the parish with the offence of embezzlement. Reports are that in June of this year, Dunkley was employed by a...
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Mark Golding addresses ‘bwoy dem’ remark made at political meeting

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 9:45pm
People's National Party (PNP) president Mark Golding has moved to address his castigation of the Government at political meetings over the weekend. Golding was critical of the Government on the State of Public Emergency in St Catherine as well...
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Update | Body found at block factory in Manchester identified

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 8:55pm
The Manchester police have identified the man whose body was found at a block factory in Chudleigh district. He is Kenyiata Harris, 50, of New Jersey in the United States and West Green Crescent in St James. Harris' body was discovered...
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Water supply disruption for some St Andrew communities

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 8:51pm
The National Water Commission (NWC) says the disruption currently being experienced in some St Andrew communities is due to low levels at its Barnettwood Water Facility. Operations at the plant have been suspended to facilitate the rebuilding of...
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Teen mom killed in Denham Town, child’s father listed as person of interest

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 6:45pm
A 17-year-old mother was shot and killed last night at the Kings Heights housing complex on Water Street in Denham Town in Kingston. It is reported that Devonise Nelson, otherwise called 'Pinky', a student of North Street in Kingston, was...
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Men arrested after body found at block factory in Manchester

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 5:41pm
Two men have been taken into custody by the police in Manchester in connection with the murder of another. The body of the unidentified man was discovered Sunday morning in Chudleigh district at a popular block factory by residents. The discovery...
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Education Ministry recommits to expanding uniformed groups in schools

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 5:20pm
The Ministry of Education and Youth says it remains committed to increasing the number of uniformed groups in schools. This is in keeping with its thrust to fulfil this mission under the Safety and Security in Schools Programme, Portfolio Minister...
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OAS electoral mission praises Grenada on ‘strong democratic commitment’

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:08am
WASHINGTON (CMC): The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) has congratulated Grenadians on their “strong democratic commitment demonstrated in their enthusiastic and peaceful participation” in the June...
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Dr Claire Grant elected CBU board chair

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:08am
The general manager of Television Jamaica, Dr Claire Grant, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Barbados-based Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU). In a statement, the CBU said that Grant, who had also been elected as president...
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Caribbean American Public Advocate welcomes signing of gun safety legislation

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:08am
NEW YORK (CMC): Caribbean American Public Advocate Jumaane Williams welcomed President Joe Biden’s signing into law a bipartisan gun measure aimed at preventing dangerous people from accessing firearms, bringing to an end almost three decades of...
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Health ministry moves to eliminate trans fats from local food supply

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:08am
Work has begun towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids from the local food supply. This as part of efforts by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to reduce risk factors for non-communicable diseases, which remain prevalent across the island. “...
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Theodore Skills Training Centre transforming Negril’s at-risk youths

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:07am
WESTERN BUREAU: Hospitality training at the Theodore Skills Training Centre in Negril, Westmoreland, has offered more than just a job to Chevelle Thompson. The 24-year-old, one of several young women pursuing skills training in hospitality services...
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Over 30 Crofts Hill community stalwarts recognised

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:07am
Over 30 community stalwarts were awarded by the One Connection Group in Crofts Hill, Clarendon, on Saturday at the Crofts Hill Baptist Church. Some of the awardees are volunteers in the group, while the rest are those who have been serving the...
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2021 Festival Queen brings ‘healthy smiles’

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:07am
Having reached more than 600 primary-school children in five parishes through her ‘Project Healthy Smiles Jamaica’ outreach project, Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2021 and dentist Dr Dominique Reid is relishing the success of the initiative. The...
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Security companies to collaborate on training

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:07am
The Institute of Protective and Security Services (IPSS) in May Pen, Clarendon and Florida-based SC Protection and Security Agency have forged a relationship to strengthen security training. Both entities signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)...
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More than 70 Jamaicans graduate from Monroe College

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:07am
Monroe College held its 89th annual commencement last Wednesday at Radio City Music Hall in midtown Manhattan. Among the 2,357 graduating students were 71 students from Jamaica, the largest international cohort from a single country outside the US...
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Bodles Research Station receives tractors to boost capacity

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:06am
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Pearnel Charles Jr said that the Bodles Research Station in St Catherine is critical to the development and delivery of the sector, and all the necessary support is required to allow it to achieve its potential...
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‘Conservation is of paramount importance’

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:05am
WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaicans are being urged to practise water conservation, where possible, amid forecasts of below-normal rainfall levels for this year and notices of scheduled water disruptions as the National Water Commission (NWC) prepares for...
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Caribbean’s first electric vehicle repair certification programme launched

Jamaica Gleaner - Lun, 27/06/2022 - 7:05am
Jamaica has become the first Caribbean country to launch a certification programme from the Institute of Motor Industry (IMI), in the field of electric vehicle repair, maintenance and safety. The IMI is a professional body for the automotive...
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