Shirley Myers remembered as generous, JLP game-changer

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SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — He only started school at 11 years old and was largely self-taught.However, political allies and foes alike are remembering Shirley Myers as an exemplary representative of the people, whose work as parish councillor over 26 years transformed Southfield Division into a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) stronghold.

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Witness: Accused gangsters were top sales agents of pawnshop

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THE Uchence Wilson Gang trial yesterday heard that the two former employees of the Corporate Area pawnshop who had allegedly done transactions with members of the gang using stolen goods were two of the company’s top sales agents.

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Increase in NIS deductions takes effect

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JAMAICANS currently contributing to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will see an increase in the amount deducted from their salaries this month.The 0.5 per cent increase announced by Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke in December took effect two Mondays ago, moving NIS deductions from five per cent to 5.5 per cent.

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Management and operational changes planned for PCJ

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CHANGES are to be made to management and operational practices at Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) to conform with Government policy in light of serious inefficiencies identified in the auditor general’s damning December 2018 compendium report on the State-run oil refinery and its subsidiary, Petrojam.

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Cop accused of Hellshire robbery granted bail

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ONE of the police officers charged in connection to the February multi-million-dollar robbery in Hellshire, St Catherine was granted bail when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court yesterday.The accused, Constable Raulston Parchment, was offered $500,000 bail following a successful bail application by his attorney Peter Champagnie. A curfew order was also imposed as part of his bail condition.

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Daddy, don’t kill mommy!

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“DADDY, don’t kill Mommy” was the earnest cry of a 12-year-old girl when her father chased her mother and shot her before killing himself on Waltham Park Road yesterday.Prior to beseeching her father, the girl had told her mother to run when she saw her father heading towards her with a gun.

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NCB relocates Negril branch to better serve customers

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NEGRIL, Westmoreland — National Commercial Bank (NCB) recently relocated its Negril branch to the Boardwalk Shopping Village along the Norman Manley Boulevard, in an effort to better serve its growing number of customers.The decision to undertake the construction of a new facility under its transformation programme, has cost the financial conglomerate millions of dollars.

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14 countries participate in Kingston fisheries workshop

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MORE than 30 government officials from 14 countries are in Jamaica taking part in the three-day World Trade Organization (WTO) Regional Workshop on ‘Fisheries Subsidies for Caribbean Countries’.

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‘Abortion never heals a pregnant woman’s trauma or crisis’

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THE youth-led Christian organisation, Love March Movement (LMM), yesterday called on Parliament to consider alternatives to abortion, such as reviewing the legislative framework for the adoption process to make it easier for children to be matched with families.

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This Day in History — April 11

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Today is the101st day of 2019. There are 264 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2002: Police fight pitched battles with protesters after more than 150,000 people march on the presidential palace demanding President Hugo Chavez’s ouster as a general strike grips the country. Nineteen people are killed and 350 injured. OTHER EVENTS

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