Petrojam HR manager defends her reputation

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PETROJAM’S Human Resources Manager Yolande Ramharrack, whose name has been embroiled in allegations of nepotism at the State-owned oil refinery, yesterday took a firm stance before the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) as she continued to defend her reputation.

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PM to examine building approvals process

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will be examining the procedure for the granting of building approvals by the local government authorities in order to speed up the process.He argued that “territorial behaviour” by the municipal bodies in the issuance of such permits often results in delays, negatively impacting the country’s building approval rating and hindering national growth targets.

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Increased temperatures fan heat-related deaths study

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A regional study to determine the mortality rate associated with heat stress is to be undertaken by Jamaica’s Met Service, the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, and The University of the West Indies, a local climatologist has told the Jamaica Observer.

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UCC partners with ministry to offer degree in human trafficking

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THE University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) will this year be offering a master’s degree in human trafficking, which is aimed at equipping stakeholders to better combat the multimillion-dollar trade, commonly referred to as modern-day slavery.The programme, expected to start in October, is a partnership between the Ministry of Justice and the National Task Force Against Trafficking Persons.

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More heat

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BUSINESS and church leaders, as well as National Integrity Action (NIA), have requested an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Andrew Holness to discuss their recommendations regarding the handling of the Petrojam oil refinery issue.

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This Day in History — July 19

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Today is the 200th day of 2018. There are 165 days left in the year.HIGHLIGHT1980: Summer Olympics in Moscow begin, minus dozens of nations boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. OTHER EVENTS1333: The Scots are routed in battle of Halidon Hill, a significant setback in their fight for independence from England.

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Lawyer blasts judge who convicted Kartel

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JUSTICE Lennox Campbell yesterday came under more fire for his handling of the murder trial of dancehall star Vybz Kartel (Adija Palmer) and his co-appellants as another defence lawyer yesterday accused him of not having an understanding of the law.

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‘Greater synergy needed between municipal corporations, central gov’t’

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MAYOR of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, is calling for greater synergy between the municipal corporations and central government.

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MAN Ting appeals to Christians to get involved

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WHILE clarifying that MAN Ting, a church-organised march in Kingston, will engage in mentorship of men who are prepared to turn away from negative behaviours such as gun violence and crime, Reverend Al Miller yesterday said the initiative is calling on all Christians to be involved.

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Sandals Foundation supports disaster preparedness training for MSMEs

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WITH the 2018 hurricane season already under way, many Jamaicans are concerned about the country’s preparedness for an active season.Jamaica might have been spared the devastating effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, but the destruction caused by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dean in 2007 is still fresh in the minds of many.

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