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Education Ministry to inspect 971 schools
The Ministry of Education is undertaking an inspection of infant, primary and secondary schools.        The exercise, which is being done in partnership with the National Education Trust and the University of...

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Today's Issue Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Lead Stories

Holy tears - Classmates mourn slain 11-year-old

It's been four days since masked gunmen aimed their guns at a group of men in the Fleet Street area of central Kingston last Thursday night, killing 11-year-old Taysha Hughes in their rampage.Her death has ignited an outpouring of sentiments in...

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News

Growth & Jobs | Jamaican Xperience with a difference - creating jobs too

A Doctor Bird seeming to greet visitors, as it swiftly flaps its wings and plunges its elongated beak into a fiery-red ginger lily in pursuit of nectar, is all the confirmation one needs to know that he is in for a truly authentic Jamaican treat....

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Sports

Interim JFF - president soon - Training centre renamed in honour of Captain Horace Burrell

The Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) board of directors is expected to make a decision on whether an interim president will be named, at a meeting on July 1 at the body's headquarters in New Kingston."The process is straightforward according to...

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Business

Arconic curbs sale of panels used on burnt London high-rise

American cladding maker Arconic on Monday said that it is discontinuing global sales of one type of composite panelling for use on high-rise buildings following the deadly fire at a London apartment tower as Britain's government sought to manage a...

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Entertainment

Vinyl not only vintage

Ahead of the organisation's 20th anniversary gathering (called a 'sit-in') of the Vinyl Records Collectors Association (VRCA) in St Andrew and St Catherine late last month, the organisation's Michael 'Louis' Owens dismissed any misconceptions of...

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Commentary

Editorial | No to bullying of Qatar
It may seem distant and the issues complex, but Jamaica has good reasons to pay attention to the row, led by Saudi Arabia, between Qatar and some of its Gulf neighbours.Not least of why we should have an interest is that more than a handful of...

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Letters

Letter of the Day | JFJ wrong about age of consent
THE EDITOR, Sir:The position taken by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) in rejecting calls for the raising of the age of consent from 16 to 18 years old is, in the view of Hear The Children's Cry, incorrect, unhelpful, and an...

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Social

Something Extra | Tuesday

Dubbed An Evening with Air Supply, the throng that descended on Couples Sans Souci in Ocho Rios on Saturday, wasn't there for sun and sea. The R...

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Shipping

Jamaica accedes to the Maritime Labour Convention

On June 14, 2017, Jamaica presented its instrument of accession to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) commonly known as the 'Seafarers' Bill of Rights'.MLC is the primary treaty which protects...

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