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THE WEEKLY GLEANER | MAY 17 - MAY 23, 2021 | | NEWS 2 JUNE 16, 2021 MPs call for probe into farm-work programme AUDITOR GENERAL Pamela Monroe Ellis has been asked to probe the farm- work programme after allegations surfaced recently that there was a parallel illegal scheme operating out of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security which has responsibility for the decades-long seasonal work exercise. BRIEFS Grant Fuller CONTRIBUTED Members of the Palmetto Grove Divers group show off their skills, diving from atop the bridge in Palmetto Grove, St. Mary. IAN ALLEN PHOTO Ministry fine-tuning app to track student attendance A STUDENT attendance registration application is to be developed to col- lect information in real time about school attendance.Education, Youth and Information Minister Fayval Williams, who made the disclosure while addressing a virtual Post-Sectoral Debate Press Conference on April 29, said current national statistics indicate 74 per cent consistent school attendance among children. Gov’t appoints special investment envoy to four African states THE GOVERNMENT of Jamaica (GoJ) has appointed Marjorie Grant Fuller as ambassador/special envoy to four African states, namely Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Togo. Grant Fuller, a Jamaica-bornmember of the diaspora in the United States of America, was appointed on March 1, 2021 and will serve for a period of two years.