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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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PJ: set up Crime commission - Former PM wants group to determine SOE extensions

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has proposed the establishment of a national security commission to help tackle the scourge of crime and violence across the country.Currently, there exists a National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister...
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Gov't to tap CDB to fund rural water projects - Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled his administration's intention of tapping the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for competitive loan offerings to expand the country's creaking water-supply system."Just recently, president of the CDB,...
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Weed Ed | Protecting Ja's ganja brand

Orange Hill is a small rural district in Westmoreland celebrated for its cultivation of top-grade marijuana. Its soil composition, water source and the light intensity all contribute to the unique chemical make-up of the ganja grown in that region....
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Weed Ed | Sacramental ganja cultivation 101

Looking to strengthen organic growing practices in the midst of a global ganja movement, The Source Farm in St Thomas will be hosting a monthlong workshop on sacramental ganja cultivation and permaculture. The workshop will be led by experts in the...
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JFF scouts structured talent spotting

National football technical director Wendell Downswell says the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will be pushing local Red Stripe Premier League clubs to have proper systems of scouting by the end of the year. This is to meet regional governing...
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Scorpions exact revenge on Volcanoes

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC):Chadwick Walton and Brandon King notched half-centuries as the Jamaica Scorpions finally broke their losing streak with a convincing six-wicket victory over the Windward Islands Volcanoes on the final day of their fifth-...
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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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Plastic ban debate at Rebel Salute - Luciano says ban is nonsense

In the realm of Rastafarianism, it is assumed that the conversation about Jamaica's ban on plastic and single-use plastic items, falls in the area of ital livity. However, conversations at the 26th annual Rebel Salute Reggae festival revealed that...
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Glass: Frustratingly imperfect

After almost 20 years, the story that began at the start of the millennia has come to a close. Glass, concludes what began in 2000s Unbreakable, and continued in 2017's Split. This time reuniting the characters of David Dunn, played by Bruce Willis...
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Gag order on Integrity

Our criticism of the Integrity Commission and the legislation which bore it must not be mistaken as sabre-rattling at the personalities, per se, who constitute the oversight body, for they are themselves of unimpeachable integrity.Its commissioners...
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Ronald Thwaites | Changing toxic politics

No, Mr Holness, we have not been doing "everything correctly" and yet achieving only the marasmic growth that you correctly bemoan in your remarks at Essex Valley last week. No again, and not by a long shot either!The two per cent threshold you...
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Letter of the Day | Why didn't Gov't swipe Russian's bauxite stake?

THE EDITOR, Sir:This Holness Government never ceases to amaze in its contradictions and hypocrisy, coupled with the shallow thinking of top-ranking members of the political executive.The Government, in an unprecedented move, announced on January 7,...
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Ward Avenue flooded again

THE EDITOR, Sir:With the ending of fanfare over the millions spent on the completion of the upgrading work on Ward Avenue in Mandeville, heavy rains on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, exposed the inadequacy and myopic planning executed and supervised by...
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Country on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

KINSHASA, Congo (AP):Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court yesterday, confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions...
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World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home

AP Tokyo: The world's oldest man has died at his home - a hot-springs inn - in northern Japan at the age of 113.Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping at home in Ashoro on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, his family said.He...
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Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

TURN TO PAGE 11Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...
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Olympian Kaliese Spencer weds pastor

The New Year has brought a matrimonial beginning for Jamaican Olympian Kaliese Spencer and the love of her life, Reverend Michael A. Carter.   Spencer, a 400 metre hurdler, has had a successful career holding one of the best records on the...
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