Jackson serves on State boards in breach

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Financial expert John Jackson says he knows that his not filing tax returns has created concerns over his appointment to the board of two State entities.

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The domestic economy needs to be vibrant — Clarke

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Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke on Wednesday evening told a gathering that the reason behind the Government’s abolishment and reduction of taxes was to stimulate the domestic industry in order to achieve strong economic growth.

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Judge allows cellphone, SIM card into evidence

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PORUS, Manchester — Parish Judge Anne Marie Grainger has allowed into evidence a Samsung mobile phone and a SIM card that defence attorneys in the Manchester Municipal Corporation’s multimillion-dollar fraud trial had sought to block at Wednesday’s sitting of the court in Mandeville.

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Shaw sees glimmer of banking hope for ganja businesses

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Audley Shaw has welcomed news of the passage of the SAFE Banking Act in the United States, which could lay the foundation for addressing correspondent banking issues that remain a major challenge for legal cannabis producers. “It is of significance…the passage yesterday (Wednesday) in the United States of the Safe Banking Act,” the minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries declared yesterday.

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KSAMC to increase building fees October 1

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THE Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will, on October 1, be implementing changes to its building fees and requirements for developers and contractors.

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Rain, rain and more rain

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AS heavy rainfall continues to pelt sections of the island, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging parents and community members to pay close attention to their children, especially those who are crossing gullies or flooded roads.“What we are seeing is a consequence of a shift in weather patterns which is a direct result of climate change,” the prime minister said in a statement yesterday.

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New features to be placed on driver’s licences

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THE Ministry of Transport and Mining will be introducing new security features on driver’s licences to eliminate fraud.Speaking in the House of Representatives recently, Transport Minister Robert Montague said the new security features will be facilitated under the regulations of the new Road Traffic Act.

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Ministry urges united approach to tackle antimicrobial resistance

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Director of Veterinary Public Health in the Ministry of Health and Wellnes Dr Linnette Peters has urged stakeholders in the Americas to come together to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans and animals.AMR occurs when microorganism, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause.

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Piggy’s up in smoke

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PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Piggy’s, the landmark jerk centre in this town on Jamaica’s north-eastern coast where a scene for the new James Bond flick No Time To Die was filmed, was razed just before 11:00 am yesterday.The origin of the fire is not known, but owner Eustace Lindsay estimated the damage to be in the millions of dollars.

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Jamaica ready to deal with exotic animal diseases

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — State minister for industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries Floyd Green says Jamaica has an integrated plan in place to ensure the country’s preparedness for any outbreak of exotic animal diseases and threats.

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