Integrity Commission accuses Wheatley of being dishonest

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The Integrity Commission has accused former energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley of being “less than truthful” and “dishonest” in his responses to questions posed by the entity in its probe of alleged corruption at Petrojam oil refinery.

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Relatives: Latoya was murdered by police

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RELATIVES of Latoya Monte, the 34-year-old woman who was fatally shot during an alleged confrontation with the police moments after 6:00 pm on Monday in the Kingston 10 area, are insisting that she was murdered, contrary to information released by the constabulary.

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JCF resolute despite terrible loss

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Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) yesterday said they remain resolute in their task to beat back criminality even as the death of Superintendent Leon Clunis rocks the organisation. Speaking with journalists at Kingston Public Hospital where Clunis died, senior members of the JCF said the police force is resolved to continue in its charge to serve and protect the people of Jamaica.

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SHOCK & GRIEF

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Superintendent Leon Clunis’s wife and children had planned to welcome him home yesterday. But news of his sudden passing moments before he was to be discharged from Kingston Public Hospital turned the family’s joy into grief.

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Clampdown on high-profile convicts

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SECURITY Minister Horace Chang says within another week convicts within the prison system who have been issuing instructions to cronies on the outside will be moved to newly constructed cells.Dr Chang told the House of Representatives yesterday, in his 2020/21 sectoral debate presentation, that the first 24 such inmates will be moved in an effort to cripple the continuation of criminal activity from behind bars.

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After the dust comes the rain

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After the second wave of the the Saharan dust blanketed Jamaica over the weekend, sections of the island experienced heavy rain yesterday, the last day of June, which is part of the secondary rainy season.The rain caused flooding in sections of the Corporate Area and Jamaica Observer photographer Naphtali Junior captured some of the scenes in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew.

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Stranded in Panama

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FOUR Jamaican missionaries stranded in Río Abajo, Panama, are seeking the Government’s assistance to return to the island, as they struggle to stay afloat in the Spanish-speaking country despite support from the Jamaican consulate in Panama City.The missionaries, who are from St Ann and Kingston, said that they left the island on February 13 for the transcontinental country to continue the social welfare programme of their Apostolic Outreach Ministry.

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Protocols coming for reopening of day-care centres, nurseries

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he will announce the protocols that have been established for the reopening of nurseries and day-care facilities shortly.

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Hamaty a friend to all, enemy to none, says ‘Butch’ Stewart

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GORDON “Butch” Stewart has described the late Captain Robert “Robbie” Hamaty, master pilot and founder of Tortuga Rum Company, as a supremely decent human being who was a friend to all and enemy to none.

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Waterfall out

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The effect of the prevailing drought is seen at Somerset Falls, the normally lush nature attraction located a few metres outside Hope Bay, Portland.Supervisor Winston Cotrell told the Jamaica Observer on Monday that since the latter part of May the main swimming area and the section leading to the falls have been closed as the water has dried up.

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