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Samantha J has bouncing baby boy

MONTHS after dancehall-pop singer Samantha J announced her pregnancy to the world, she has given birth to a bouncing baby boy. On Thursday, the Tight Up Skirt singer took to Instagram to share a video of her and baby Trillion sharing their first moments. It shows the 23-year-old mother looking …

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Majority Of Schools Record Record Improvement In Performance Indicators

The National Education Inspectorate, NEI, says a majority of schools have recorded improvements in all performance indicators. The NEI, an agency under the purview of the Education Ministry, assesses some 653 schools across the island, 554 primary schools, and 199 secondary schools. According to the Inspectorate, most of the schools …

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Threshold For Companies To Pay Tax Moves To $10M

The Senate today approved an amendment to the General Consumption Tax, GCT, Act which increases the threshold for companies to pay GCT from 3 to 10-million dollars. The bill also proposes to reduce the administrative burden being faced by businesses. Government Senate Leader, Kamina Johnson Smith, piloted the draft legislation. …

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Accused stepfather offers to pay funeral expenses for murdered boy, says mom

Tamara Lewis was distraught as she recounted how her estranged lover called her Friday morning offering to offset funeral expenses for her eight-year-old son who was last seen in his care. The body of Galen Buchanan was found Thursday afternoon around 3:15 in Kingston Harbour in the vicinity of the …

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Security Minister Points to Social Intervention As Fix For Jamaica’s Crime Woes

National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, says there’s a need to transform communities to address the nation’s crime problem. Dr Chang says even contractors are afraid to enter some of the crime-plagued, depressed communities. He says personal safety is significant to transformation. Dr. Chang says social intervention must not only …

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Jamaica Moves To Counter Coronavirus

Director of Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services in the Health and Wellness Ministry, Dr. Nicole Dawkins Wright, says the country is prepared to counter the deadly coronavirus from entering Jamaica. The virus has been wreaking havoc in Wuhan, China. Dr. Dawkins Wright says early detection and isolation measures are …

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Disciplinary Hearing Set For Next Week For Pembroke Hall Teacher Who Threatened To Murder Student

The female teacher caught on camera threatening to murder a male student last year at the Pembroke Hall High School, is to face a hearing next week. The school’s Principal, Reverend Claude Ellis, says the teacher remains on vacation leave while the student has left the institution. Reverend Claude Ellis, …

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Romain and Elizabeth Virgo have twins!

Five days following the announcement of their first child together, Reggae crooner Romain Virgo and his wife Elizabeth announced the birth of twins! The singer shared the baby news and a beautiful photo of himself and wife Elizabeth on Instagram on Monday. But, mid-afternoon Friday – which happens to be Romaine’s 30th …

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Jamaica Prepared to Block Coronavirus from Entering the Country

Director of Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services in the Health and Wellness Ministry, Dr. Nicole Dawkins Wright, says the country is prepared to counter the deadly coronavirus from entering Jamaica. The virus has been wreaking havoc in Wuhan, China. Dr. Dawkins Wright says early detection and isolation measures are …

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The Money went to UTECH

Education Minister Karl Samuda says staff members at the embattled Caribbean Maritime University, CMU, have raised concerns about a cut in their subventions. This, after he says the Education Ministry took some $80-million from CMU to assist with salary for staff at the University of Technology, UTECH, last year. Mr. …

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