Integrity Commission apologises to Mayor Creary

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THE Integrity Commission, in a letter signed by Executive Director Greg Christie, has issued an apology to the Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary for naming him, in two reports which are now the subject of public scrutiny, as a member of a panel at Petrojam who interviewed former General Manager Floyd Grindley for that position.

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Privy Council to hear PNP’s Trafigura appeal March 1, 2021

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The Judicial Committee of the United Kingdom Privy Council will next March hear an appeal filed by People’s National Party (PNP) officials in the long-running Trafigura case.The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) yesterday confirmed news reaching the Jamaica Observer that the Privy Council, Jamaica’s final appellate court, will hear the matter on March 1, 2021.

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Sagicor Foundation supports project to buy tablets for early childhood schools

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SAGICOR Foundation, as part of its ongoing support of education and assisting children in reaching their truest potential, recently donated $350,000 to the ILAH’s Lemon-Aid Stand for Kids Foundation to purchase tablets for early childhood students.

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TPDCo certifies 42 Negril entities COVID-19 compliant

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THE Tourism Product Development Company Ltd (TPDCo) says its its team of product quality officers has been on the ground in Negril visiting and assessing tourism entities, with a view to certifying them as COVID-19-compliant so that they may be incorporated into the pool of offerings to visitors in that resort town.

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Doctors’ demand for jobs outstrips available posts, says Tufton

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DESPITE claims from the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA) that junior doctors across the island are out of work due to budgetary constraints, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says there has been no reduction in established positions but rather that demand has outstripped available posts.

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Golden Age Home dispute

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JAMAICAN Louis Lyons is an angry man.The 67-year-old is crying foul, claiming he was duped into signing a voluntary discharge form on the basis that he would be moved from Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, St Andrew, to a habitable space, only to be dumped at an “abandoned building” in downtown Kingston with no electricity and no door.

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H&L Agro donates $2m in agri inputs to farmers hit by COVID-19

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HARDWARE & Lumber (H&L) Agro has donated $2 million in agricultural inputs to assist small farmers who have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The inputs, which include fertilisers, pesticides and seeds, were recently handed over to Minister of Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw at the H&L outlet located on Spanish Town Road in Kingston.

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Summer school on!

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THE education ministry has warned schools that there must be strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols to prevent the spread of the virus, as some institutions started summer schools yesterday.

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This Day in History — July 14

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Today is the 197th day of 2014. There are 169 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1789: Citizens of Paris storm and capture the Bastille prison and release prisoners, marking start of French Revolution. Now the French national day. OTHER EVENTS1536: France signs Treaty of Lyons with Portugal for attack on Spain.

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Gov’t to provide 100 houses for the indigent

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MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says the Government will be delivering 100 houses in 12 months for people in need across the island.He said that over the last year 32 houses have been built and handed over to beneficiaries, with another 12 to be constructed by the end of the financial year.

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