Company could face prosecution for alleged forged document submitted to Petrojam in 2013

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THE Office of the Contractor General has recommended that Orchard Solutions Limited be suspended or barred from future procurement opportunities with Government, and that the police fraud squad be called in to investigate the company and take necessary action.

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PM blames PNP for exposing Petrojam to fiscal risk

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has blamed the previous People’s National Party (PNP) administration’s lack of foresight for not anticipating the inevitable fiscal risk to which Petrojam would be exposed after losing their largest customer — the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) — following the introduction of liquid natural gas (LNG).

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NWA reviewing events that caused flooding of roads

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THE National Works Agency (NWA) has initiated an internal review into the events of October 23, 2018 and November 12, 2018, which led to the flooding of parts of Marcus Garvey Drive and Mandela Highway.This was disclosed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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Scotiabank, BITU resume talks on transition issues next week

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SCOTIABANK Jamaica and the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) will resume discussions on the bank’s job transition plans next Thursday, January 17.The meeting is expected to explore a number of proposals made by the union, in an effort to reduce the number of job losses which it expects will occur from the transitions.

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PM assures St James residents of safety after SOE

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has given an assurance that measures will be put in place to ensure the safety and security of St James residents in the aftermath of the state of public emergency, which expires at the end of this month.

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Education ministry says guidelines set for sale of beverages in schools

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THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, has set out interim guidelines for the sale and serving of beverages in schools. This is aimed at addressing the prevalence of obesity among Jamaica’s school-age population, coupled with the intention to help students make healthier choices.

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Snatched!

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SUZETT Whyte, who lost her second child due to pregnancy complications in 2017, was over the moon when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.But her joy quickly turned into sorrow after he was snatched from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (UJH) yesterday morning.

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National Leadership Prayer Breakfast to raise funds

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THE Peace Management Initiative (PMI) is expected to benefit from funds raised at this year’s staging of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB), which is scheduled for January 17.Chairman of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee, Reverend Stanley Clarke, speaking at Tuesday’s press briefing at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston, said the funds will go towards PMI’s Violence Prevention/Safe Schools Project.

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Flexiweek gets backing from public sector workers

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A study on the impact of flexible work arrangements on public sector workers revealed that 70 per cent of those engaged in various forms of work flexibility, across employment categories, are of the view that it has contributed positively to improving their personal and family life, and results in them achieving higher levels of motivation.

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This Day in History — January 10

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Today is the 10th day of 2019. There are 355 days left in the year. TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1994: Trial of Lorena Bobbitt, who cut off her husband’s penis, begins. OTHER EVENTS49 BC: Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signalling the start of civil war.1356: German Emperor Charles I delegates Golden Degree.1430: Duke Philip the Good marries Isabella of Portugal.

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