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No favour says OCG

Contractor General, Dirk Harrison rejected the request from Energy Minister Phillip Pauwell to clarify his comments on the 381 Mega Watt Energy Project. Harrison was disgruntled at manner in which the OUR included the Hong Kong based company, Energy World International (EWI) after the bidding process was closed. Watchmore   

Whiteman gets UTech’s baton

Burchell Whiteman will have a tough time on his hands bringing all parties together and easing tensions at the University of Technology. The former Minister of Education becomes new acting president of an institution in turmoil since factions challenged the leadership of Dr. Errol Morrison. Whiteman beat out two leading candidates former Pro-Chancellor Dr.Blossom O'Meally-Nelson and Dr. Franklin Johnston an education consultant.
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The logic of crime

Gordon Robinson can’t help being cheeky! This time he hits Ian Boyne and others hard for suggesting that young men learn criminality at high school. He makes his point referencing Dudus, whom he says learned criminality at home, and not at Ardenne. Read article

Flawed logic in schools and crime issue

Rev Devon Dick wades into the debate about specific schools producing criminals and may have complicated the argument. He correctly cites how the debate is bringing needed scrutiny to the issue, but his logic gets shaky when he posits that linking schools to crime insinuates that the curriculum is teaching criminality. Read article

12% Minimum Wage Increase for Employees

The reaction isn’t surprising given tough market conditions. President of the Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Alliance Professor Rosalea Hamilton and Jamaica Society for Industrial Security’s head George Overton predict tough times ahead for business with the new minimum wage. Prof. Hamilton even expects job cuts and other adjustments for business to absorb the higher costs. Read article

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