Opposition threatens legal action against Integrity Commission over PM’s report

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THE Integrity Commission remained quiet yesterday despite the threat that it could be dragged before the court by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips.The Opposition Leader and president of the People’s National Party (PNP) has warned that it could take the commission to court over its failure to publish the summary of Prime Minister Andrew Holness’s statutory declaration for 2018.

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We remain open to settling, CMU says in unfair dismissal case

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HOURS after the Jamaica Observer highlighted the case of two former Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) adjunct lecturers who claim they were unfairly dismissed and are seeking millions of dollar in compensation from the institution, the university says it is open to settling the matter.

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JPS seeks rate increase

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The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has filed a rate review application with the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) which, if approved, will result in an average increase of 3.2 per cent in overall monthly bills to customers by early next year.The percentage change could be lower or higher depending on the customer category, JPS said.

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From copy boy to journalism hall of famer; novice referee to highest world honour

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Christopher Chaplin pens a tribute to his father, veteran journalist Ken Chaplin who died on July 30. Journalist Ken Chaplin has finally put away his pen after a career spanning 70 years.

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Pastor, Rasta in viral video make peace

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The Denham Town evangelist who was seen in a video being attacked by a Rastafarian man while delivering a spirited sermon in Arnett Gardens is calling the altercation a blessing.

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Disposal of Petrojam’s contaminated ethanol ends September

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MINISTER of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says that individuals or companies in possession of contaminated ethanol should be required to disposed of them in accordance with the environmental laws.

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Pollster Bill Johnson predicts decisive victory for St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party

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A recent survey conducted by pollster Bill Johnson is showing the Opposition St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party winning six out of the eight seats if an election had been called around June-July 2019.According to the poll, 48 per cent of the people questioned feel that Dr Denzil Douglas, who leads the party, would do a better job running the country, compared to 29 per cent who think Dr Timothy Harris is up to the job.

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Denise Brown is SRI’s Diamond Team Member of the Year

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PRIOR to joining the team at the headquarters of Sandals resorts — Sandals Resorts International (SRI) — as group shipping clerk, Denise Brown worked in purchasing at another resort, confident that she had mastered the art of coordinating and navigating the many intricacies of purchasing and shipping.

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POLL CLASH

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Buoyed by the findings of a poll that it commissioned, the ‘Rise United’ team has declared that its leader Peter Bunting is the best bet to drive the People’s National Party (PNP) back into power.

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Tourism minister highlights main areas of MOU with Kenya

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TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism, signed between Jamaica and the Republic of Kenya will result in greater interactions between both countries.The minister was speaking at a press briefing, held at the Tourism Ministry’s New Kingston offices, yesterday.

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