Institutional thinking stifling country’s growth, says PM

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says he is moving to challenge the institutional way of thinking and the current bureaucracy in Government, which he claimed are hindrances to the country’s growth prospects.The prime minister said a change is needed to attract greater investment.

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Jamaica gets $2.8B in budgetary support from EU

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THE European Union (EU) is providing close to $3 billion in budget support to strengthen Jamaica’s public financial management structure and its forest management/climate resilient projects.

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Hunt for gold

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A fresh search is now under way for precious metals, including gold, in sections of six parishes across the island, and Robert “Bobby” Stewart, the man leading the company doing the exploration, Geophysx Jamaica, says the early signs are encouraging.

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Ministry confirms joint bargaining policy at JISCO/Alpart

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THE Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) has confirmed the recognition of three leading trade unions as joint bargaining partners for the staff of the JISCO/Alpart plant in Nain, St Elizabeth.

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Political ombudsman says new website will encourage public engagement

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THE Office of the Political Ombudsman says last week’s launch of its website will offer various features to encourage greater public engagement with the office.The website, created by The Jamaica Information Service (JIS), adds to the entity’s already existing online presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Dorraine lived her dream — Veteran broadcaster inspired many

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For almost 40 years, beloved veteran broadcaster Dorraine Samuels-Binger lived her dream of inspiring many people. So much so that she became a household name, capturing the hearts of Jamaicans with her warm, welcoming smile and comforting voice.Yesterday, at a thanksgiving service for her life, RJR/Gleaner Communications Group CEO Gary Allen reminded the congregation of that dream.

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SCJ Holding accelerating housing, community programmes

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SUGAR Company of Jamaica Holdings Limited (SCJH) will be accelerating its housing development and community regularisation programme for the benefit of displaced sugar workers and their dependents. Some five communities are targeted for the 2019/20 financial year, with the programme expected to continue for the next four years.SCJH is also seeking to attract new investments across the six parishes in which the entity owns land.

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Change management consultant pushes for social equity

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INTERNATIONAL leadership and change management consultant, Dr Isaac Newton is challenging businessmen and entrepreneurs to leverage their opportunity in business with what he described as the social equity of stock.

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This Day in History— April 16

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Today is the 106th day of 2019. There are 259 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2007: A 23-year-old student at Virginia Tech kills 32 people in the deadliest campus shooting in US history. OTHER EVENTS1746: The Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Culloden defeats the last Scottish rebellion seeking the reinstatement of the Stuart dynasty.

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Militant PNPYO getting quiet support from some elders

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THE leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday refused to comment on recommendations from the party’s youth organisation (PNPYO) for major changes in its operation but it appears that some senior members are siding with many of the proposals.PNP Chairman Fitz Jackson told the Jamaica Observer that he will be meeting with the president of the youth organisation, Krystal Tomlinson, shortly and would be able to comment after that meeting.

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