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Report on fire at Walker's Place of Safety ready
State Minister in the Education Ministry Floyd Green says he expects to receive on Monday, the long-awaited report of the fire department on the blaze at the Walker's Place of Safety which killed two female wards. Green in a Tweet said the fire...

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Today's Issue Published: Friday, March 23, 2018
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Don't worry - Green says every GSAT student has a place

Junior Education Minister Floyd Green has urged the more than 39,000 students completing the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) today, along with their parents, not to lose sleep over the results.He assured them that there is a space for every child...

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'Tech charge' - GraceKennedy Foundation lecture highlights the importance of technology

Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr delivered the 2018 GraceKennedy Foundation Lecture entitled 'Tech Charge - Smart Homes, Smart Businesses, Smart Nations' to a large and diverse audience at the event held at the Jamaica Pegasus recently.Lyew-Ayee Jr...

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Ready to unleash! - Defending champion Stephens promises 100m fireworks

Calabar's sprint star Michael Stephens says that he is fit and ready to defend his Class One 100m title at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships when he competes in the semi-finals at the National Stadium today.With the penultimate day...

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Caribbean Flavours supports manufacturers in reducing sugar content

Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances (CFF) says it is lending support to manufacturers by introducing a plant-based flavouring aimed at naturally reducing the sugar content of beverages...

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5 Questions with Michael Barnett

Michael Barnett plays on radio, organises the long-running Startime concert series, collects vinyl recordings and DJs on the party circuit. This multiple involvement in popular music, made in Jamaica and ove...  

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Editorial | Gov't's move on back-pay welcome
We, as is the case with teachers, and the trade union movement, generally, welcome the Government's clarification that a five per cent retroactive payment would be made to teachers this month without prejudice to ongoing wage negotiations.The...

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Letter of the Day | Reform INDECOM Act
THE EDITOR, Sir:On March 16, 2018, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) had no statutory authority to charge, arrest and prosecute members of the security forces who commit unlawful acts, such as...

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Something Extra | Friday

Regency Bar and Lounge was in luck last Saturday night when Guinness took over their deck to host a St Patrick's Day get-together. Scores of lads and lassies - Irish and non-Irish - turned out to 'turn up' to mark the festive occasion. Guinness,...

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World News

Septuagenarian smackdown? - Trump, Biden trade fighting words

WASHINGTON (AP):Imagine: A pay-per-view steel-cage fight featuring Donald 'Kick His A' Trump versus Joe 'Beat the Hell Out of Him' Biden. Price to tune in? Enough to eliminate the government's deficit.The Republican president and the former...

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