LaRocque unaware of alleged inhumane treatment of Jamaican in Trinidad

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ROSE HALL, St James — Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque says he is not aware of an incident, which was Thursday’s Jamaica Observer front-page story, in which a Jamaican woman and her four-month-old son were denied entry to Trinidad and Tobago, and as a result he was reluctant to comment on the issue.The woman, who is from St Mary, has accused Trinidad immigration of inhumane treatment.

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LaRocque unaware of alleged inhumane treatment of Jamaican in Trinidad

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ROSE HALL, St James — Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque says he is not aware of an incident, which was Thursday’s Jamaica Observer front-page story, in which a Jamaican woman and her four-month-old son were denied entry to Trinidad and Tobago, and as a result he was reluctant to comment on the issue.The woman, who is from St Mary, has accused Trinidad immigration of inhumane treatment.

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Petrojam workers demand removal of GM and HR manager

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Workers at Petrojam staged a lunch-hour demonstration at the State-owned oil refinery in Kingston yesterday and called for the removal of acting general manager Telroy Morgan as well as Human Resource Manager Yolande Ramharrack.The workers, some wearing black, held aloft placards declaring that they were demotivated, not depressed as was being stated by some commentators in the media.

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Shooting disrupts lunch-hour traffic; man dies

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Lunch -hour traffic at the intersection of Spanish Town Road and Norman Lane in St Andrew was disrupted yesterday, after a man was shot dead.Head of the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Assistant Superintendent of Police Dahlia Garrick told the Jamaica Observer that the deceased man was walking along Spanish Town Road about 11:00 am when he had been shot by a gunman.

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Jamaican Gov’t needs to ‘man up’

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Jamaica Observer online readers had mixed reactions to yesterday’s front-page story ‘Entry Denied’, but a few called on Jamaica’s Government to “man up” and use the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, now under way in Montego Bay, St James, as a “make or break” meeting on the free movement of people and goods in the region.

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Relief and doubt

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AFTER spending the last 25 years in Jamaica hoping to return to England, Ken Morgan received good news from the British High Commission on Wednesday.Morgan, who is a member of the Windrush Generation, is now free to return to England and regularise his immigration status after being granted indefinite leave to enter.

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PHOTO: Celebrating 20 years

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Adrian Stokes (left), president, Scotia Insurance, cuts the Scotia Insurance 20th anniversary cake at the Half-Way-Tree branch of Scotiabank with (from left): Gloria Dodd and William Chong, Scotia Insurance customers for 20 years, and Michelle Lee-Gaynor, Scotiabank Half-Way-Tree branch manager.

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More than $462m approved for judgement debt payments

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ATTORNEY General Marlene Malahoo Forte says $462,092,000 has been approved for the payment of judgement debts for the current financial year.“If the amount provided is insufficient, we will again seek additional funds with a view to satisfying the obligations that arise in the course of this financial year,” she said.She was making her contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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Mottley suggests live streaming Caricom plenary sessions

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley has proposed the live streaming of plenary sessions for future stagings of Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government Regular Meetings.She said that, too often, leaders make decisions among themselves and leave out the people who are to benefit from the decisions.

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Grange says reparations, Rastafari Trust Fund still on Govt’s agenda

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MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange says that the Government is pursuing the issue of reparations for slavery.Grange also said Tuesday that the Government remains committed to transferring $102 million to establish a Rastafari Trust Fund.She said that her ministry has already transferred $12 million of the amount to the administrator general.

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