Several Jamaican hotels being sued in the US, says attorney

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WESTERN BUREAU:An increasing number of assault, rape, negligence and personal-injury cases are being filed against Jamaican resorts in federal courts in the United States (US).That’s according to Jamaican-American attorney-at-law Michel Morgan, who…

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Ensure PAC discusses Petrojam audit by mid-January or else, Opposition warns

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The parliamentary Opposition has given the Andrew Holness administration a deadline of mid-January to ensure that the findings of a comprehensive audit of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam are examined by the Public Accounts Committee of…

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Petrojam needs an upgrade - PM says urgent action required, as oil refinery is in danger of becoming obsolete

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the Petrojam oil refinery is in danger of becoming obsolete.The state-run entity was laid bare by a stinging auditor general’s report last week.Speaking at yesterday’s quarterly press briefing at Jamaica House,…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Sticking with pounds and gallons - Jamaicans still to fully get on board the metric system

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Decades after the country formally adopted the metric system of measurement, most Jamaicans continue to think and operate in pounds and gallons, the imperial platform. Officials of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) are convinced that it will…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Christmas clampdown - BSJ moving to prevent faulty imported products from reaching Jamaican market

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Faulty electrical cords and problematic toys are among the main items that the National Compliance Regulation Authority (NCRA) has rejected in recent months in the lead-up to the traditional heavy spending for the Christmas season. NCRA was formed…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | BSJ moving to improve quality of bottled coconut water

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The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is adding its muscle to those trying to standardise and improve the quality of bottled coconut water being sold across the island.Manager of the Standards Development and Certification Department at the BSJ,…

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Finals for Parliament building design competition weeks away

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It’s a heady time for the five finalists in the Houses of Parliament Design Competition, with just a few weeks left for the panel of judges to name the winning design, which is to be constructed as Jamaica’s new seat of power.December 18 is the…

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Mother killed by cop in act of revenge - Daughter says her mom died because grandson refused constable’s homosexual advances

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News has emerged that 25-year-old District Constable Toyan Ormsby reportedly shot 62-year-old Dawnette Maxwell to death before turning the gun on himself as a mark of revenge, after one of Maxwell’s grandsons had refused the lawman’s homosexual…

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‘Swift justice’ - Man convicted on screenshots gets conviction and sentence overturned

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Demetri Hemmings, the man who was convicted based on screenshots of emails, is now reunited with his son, after being acquitted by the Court of Appeal in downtown Kingston yesterday.The 27-year-old was convicted of possession of identity information…

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JET’s 12 days of Nuh Dutty Up Christmas

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The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has released its 12 tips for a cleaner Jamaica ahead of today’s launch of its ‘Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Christmas - Bring a Bag a Bottle’ campaign at Mall Plaza, Constant Spring Road.Persons can get a reusable Chico…

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