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Weekly Round-up: Teachers strike... Gov't launches JamaicaEYE... J'can sues Miley Cyrus

Sunday, March 18, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Government was this week pressed to continue wage negotiations with the Jamaica Teachers Association after the public school educators staged a three-day sickout to protest the 16 per cent wage offer.

Teachers returned to school on Thursday after the union met with the Ministry of Finance and the Education Ministry and signed an agreement to resume the negotiations.

The absence of the teachers caused jitters among parents whose children are to sit the Grade Six Achievement Test next Thursday and Friday. However, Education Minister, Ruel Reid assured on Tuesday that the exams will go ahead as planned.

In other news, The Ministry of National Security on Wednesday launched its surveillance programme JamaicaEYE, which incorporates 180 private security cameras along with the installation of cameras in public spaces across several parishes that are expected to play a major role in crime-fighting efforts.

And, dancehall artiste Flourgon on Tuesday filed a US$300-million lawsuit against American pop singer Miley Cyrus alleging that her 2013 hit song We Can't Stop closely resembles We Run Things, his song from 1988.

Schools shut

'Sick' teachers expected back at work today

GSAT to go ahead next week as planned — education minister

DNA test proves pastor fathered child with 12-y-o girl

Orrette Fisher resigns

More than 1000 rounds of assorted ammo found in Calvary Cemetery

Jamaican singer sues Miley Cyrus over lyric

We are watching!

Anju Blaxx, Bunting in alleged bust up

Man shot 15 times over abandoned house

'World class' Mujeeb stuns Windies, keeps Afghan hopes alive

Grange opens upgraded Aquatic Centre at National Stadium

'Boys learn from men'

 

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