JUST IN: Two senior FLA employees dismissed amid major corruption probe

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Two senior members of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) have been dismissed amid a major corruption probe.  A third person could be dismissed Wednesday.

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Dr Shane Alexis to represent PNP in St Mary South East

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Prominent medical doctor Shane Alexis will be on the People’s National Party’s (PNP) ticket in the race to replace Dr Winston Green as member of parliament for St Mary, South East setting up another clash of doctors when a by-election is called for…

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Stop complaining! - Chinese ambassador chides local professionals, players who want MOU halted

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Halt the “ill-conceived” agreement that guarantees Chinese investors US$1 million in the Government Oval project, local construction players are demanding of the Government in an intensification of their lobby against the deal.It comes as the…

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Bunting on the defensive after confronted with FLA bombshell

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Peter Bunting, the opposition spokesman on national security, is on the defensive, now claiming that the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), while under his watch as national security minister, did not corruptly grant licences.His response follows…

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J’cans left disappointed following solar eclipse

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

A few persons were left disappointed after they were unable to witness the partial solar eclipse that they had been expecting yesterday.The United States experienced coast-to-coast total solar eclipse yesterday, and Jamaica was expected to see a…

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Dr Shane Alexis to represent PNP in South East St Mary

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Prominent medical doctor Shane Alexis will be on the People’s National Party’s (PNP) ticket in the race to replace Dr Winston Green as member of parliament for South East St Mary, setting up another clash of doctors when a by-election is called for…

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Hell on earth - Transportation costs increase by 150 per cent for Tavern residents

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Having seen transportation costs increase by 150 per cent because of a breakaway along the Mount Ogle roadway, residents of Lawrence Tavern in St Andrew have described the situation as “hell on earth” and are appealing to the authorities to speed up…

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Cabinet to get cannabis regulations soon

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The proposed regulations to govern the medicinal cannabis unit (MCU) that was established at the health ministry are now being finalised and will be submitted to Cabinet shortly.At the same time, the ministry has reported that a total of 80 persons…

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Government’s contribution can’t prepare students for tomorrow - Davis Whyte

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau:Helene Davis Whyte, the president of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), says the Government’s contribution towards school fees is a mere “drop in the bucket and is insufficient to prepare our students for tomorrow’s…

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BPO sensitisation series starts with a bang

Gleaner on August 22nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau:The Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) series of workshops, which is designed to help players in small and medium-size enterprises to become more proficient, got off to an encouraging start last weekend with…

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