PM warns cops about use of force

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 OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that will there will be stronger accountability and a stronger doctrine on use of force in the new operations unit to replace the Mobile Reserve.

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NIA hails contribution of Martin Henry

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EXECUTIVE Director of the National Integrity Action (NIA), Professor Trevor Munroe has expressed regret at the passing of educator and political commentator Martin Henry, who died suddenly on Tuesday.Munroe, in a statement yesterday, said the news of Henry’s death has left the organisation shock and great distress.“Up to his untimely death, Martin was a founding director and former chairman of the Board of National Integrity Action.

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Tributes continue to pour in for late former PM Seaga

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A day after the country learnt of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga’s death, tributes continue to pour in from several organisations, which hailed him as a skilled nation-builder.

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Lawrence’s CMU contract under review

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THERE are indications that the $5.1-million per annum contract with former St Ann North Western Member of Parliament Othneil Lawrence for consultancy services to the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is now under review.

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Paymaster joins cancer fight

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Paymaster (Jamaica) has announced a partnership with the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) to increase public awareness of the disease among its customers and make it easier for donors to contribute to the society through its network of nearly 200 locations across the island.

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Opposition wants review of USF’s viability

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OPPOSITION spokesman on science and technology Julian Robinson wants a task force to be created to examine the future of the Universal Service Fund (USF).

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$3-b injection

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CONGLOMERATE GraceKennedy Limited yesterday officially unveiled its corporate headquarters in downtown Kingston, which came in at a price tag of $3.25 billion, and giving a major boost to downtown Kingston which for years suffered from urban blight.

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McKenzie announces increase in councillors’ education grant

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The education grant paid by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development to parish councillors will be increased by some $200,000 this fiscal year.

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Crown asks for more time to present info to chief justice

Observer on May 30th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

CHIEF Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday acceded to a request from the prosecution in the Uchence Wilson Gang trial for it to be given additional time to present him with a roadmap of the Crown’s case.The chief justice on Tuesday ordered the prosecution to present him with a road map of its case in respect to the 24 defendants, after pointing out that he was not sure about the purpose of the high volume of witness statements.

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This Day in History — May 30

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Today is the 150th day of 2019. There are 215 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2017: Kathy Griffin appears in a brief video holding what looked like President Trump’s bloody, severed head; the comic ended up apologising, saying she had gone way too far. OTHER EVENTS

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