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Free copies of PEP textbooks now available - author

One of the authors of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) textbooks, Dr Shalette Ashman, says grade six teachers can now get free copies of the two PEP books that are available. “Teachers who have adopted, meaning that they are...
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Curtain rising tonight on total lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza. Tonight, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won't be another until 2021. It will...
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'It's my classroom!' - Unruly teachers still beating students despite warnings of possible criminal charges

Some of the nation's children are still experiencing, and witnessing, cases of child abuse in the classroom daily despite the Government's directive that corporal punishment is prohibited in schools.One grade four primary school student told The...
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The loomimg threat of stressed teachers - JTA urges its members to seek help and not to abuse students

Under pressure with crowded classroom and unruly students, scores of the island's teachers are lamenting what they say is a lack of emotional support for them when they are stressed.According to the teachers, the lack ofsupport could lead to some...
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Banking on Errol - Greene to stay in the west until problems at the Cornwall Regional Hospital are fixed

Chief executive officer of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) Errol Greene will not be returning to that institution anytime soon.Greene had been seconded to the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) for six months last April and should have...
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Support for the suicidal - Yard sale fuels rebirth of group to help persons struggling with mental illness

A friend found her suicide note when she was 16 years old and her school counsellor intervened and helped changed her perspective on life.Today, a grateful Tameka Coley is committed to helping persons living with mental-health issues through a...
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'Help them to become world beaters'

Three-time RJRGLEANER National Sportswoman of the Year, Alia Atkinson has called for more support for Jamaican athletes who are striving to become world beaters.Speaking after she captured her third title at a glittering awards function at The...
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Mount Pleasant look to move up RSPL table

Moneybags Mount Pleasant FC will make another attempt at cementing their credentials as being legitimate title challengers when they host leaders and defending champions Portmore United at Drax Hall in one of five games on today.The newly promoted...
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Gov't to tap equity markets to finance infrastructure projects

The Jamaican Government is proposing to use the stock market to raise funds for infrastructure projects in a move to avoid increasing the national debt, according to finance and the public service minister, Dr Nigel Clarke.The country requires...
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GraceKennedy staff to move into new HQ in February

Don Wehby, group chief executive officer of GraceKennedy, the food and financial services conglomerate, says that staff from its various divisions will begin moving into their new home at Harbour Street, downtown Kingston, by the end of February.The...
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Reggae is to Trench Town as Drewsland is to Dancehall...? - Veteran producer claims Drewsland is home of dancehall

Regarded as one of Jamaica's great cultural assets, dancehall music originated in the '70s and in many ways mirrored the socioeconomic realities of Kingston's inner-city communities. The genre, an upbeat or digitalised version of its predecessor,...
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Jamaican in Netflix's The Punisher

Local comic book fans will be happy to know that there is a Jamaican playing alongside Marvel's gritty, take-no-prisoners superhero The Punisher on the popular Netflix streaming platform.Jamaican Jason R. Moore portrays the trusted, confident Curtis...
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Editorial | Holness, Phillips and the culture of impunity

The embarrassing revelation last week that annual reports of parliamentarians' statutory declarations for the last four years, not counting the just-ended 2018, had not been tabled in the House of Representatives should trigger action from Jamaica's...
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Kamina Johnson Smith | Compelling case for takeover

Since January 12, there have been a few Gleaner articles presenting a curious mix of information about the Government's expressed intention to pass a law to take ownership of the 49 per cent shares held by PDV Caribe since 2007 when the Petroleum...
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Nine dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP):At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia's capital on Thursday, recalling the high-profile attacks associated with the bloodiest chapters of the country's drug-...
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Brexit talks by UK's May called a 'stunt' by opposition

LONDON (AP):A weakened but defiant Prime Minister Theresa May met lawmakers from Britain's rival Brexit factions yesterday to try to forge a replacement for her rejected European Union (EU) exit plan.But the country's main opposition leader branded...
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Gen Z entrepreneurs view higher education as vital to their startups

Today's college students - dubbed Generation Z - are beginning to make their mark on the workplace with a distinctly unconventional and often irreverent approach to problem solving. In my day-to-day interactions with our students, I find that this...
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Fusion of creativity and styles

Recently, the lounge of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation's (JBDC) Incubator and Resource Centre at Marcus Garvey Drive in St Andrew was transformed into a fusion of art, fashion, style, vibrant colours, and creativity in a showcase aptly...
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Vehicles that will be killed this year

In the auto industry, business is booming for the undertaker. Automakers are killing vehicle models at a steady clip largely because buyer preferences are changing.It's all part of a sweeping shift into SUVs and crossovers, which offer more space, a...
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Highlights from the Audi Q8 launch

The Audi Q8 brings together the best of both worlds - the elegance of a four-door luxury coupe and the practical talents of a large SUV. The vehicle is designed to compete with the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe, which means it's both luxurious...
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Gordon Robinson | Cross-eyed diplomacy

Everybody knows Jamaica recently voted to approve an OAS resolution "to not recognise the legitimacy of Nicol·s Maduro's new term as of the 10th of January 2019".The resolution tabled against Maduro was proposed by the USA and seconded by Argentina...
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Mark Wignall | Prisoner rehabilitation will never win votes

Cecil doesn't remember it, but when he was about 10 years old in 1972, his aunt, who raised him, told him that his mother carried him to her five years before and told her that she had to leave the island in a hurry and she would soon be back.That...
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Denise Nicholson: 'Se-lah When Mommy Left for Farin'

Overcoming the constant psychological trauma that followed her molestation decades ago, was difficult for first-time author Denise Nicholson.She was just four years old when the abuse took place....
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7 Pregnancy Myths Debunked

Pregnancy Means Eating For Two.Consider this myth 100 per cent busted. Being pregnant does not mean eating for two. "This is very incorrect and a very unhealthy practice for women," said Nelson who clarified that the caloric...
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