Sort out drains, Portmore Mayor tells HAJ after flooding - agency denies responsibility

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

With yesterday’s heavy rains causing extensive flooding in sections of the Westmeade Willows and Phoenix Vista housing schemes in Portmore, St Catherine, Mayor Leon Thomas is calling on the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), developers of both spaces…

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Lawyers vow to vigorously defend Hanna - PNP awaiting Integrity Commission’s review of OCG report

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The People’s National Party (PNP) Integrity Commission is expected, within a few weeks, to respond to general secretary Julian Robinson on the way forward following Tuesday’s tabling of the contractor general’s special report on allegations of…

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Costly malice - Court awards $12m to man dishonourably discharged from JDF over fabricated police record

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Government will now have to pay a St Mary man more than $12 million in damages after the nation’s second-highest court affirmed a finding by a judge of the Supreme Court that a criminal conviction, which was recorded against his name, was…

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IDB US$20 million loan to boost police investigative capacity

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica’s criminal investigative capacity is to receive a major boost as aresult of a US$20 million loanfrom the Inter American Development Bank (IDB).In a statement issued yesterday, the IDB outlined that because Jamaica has one of the most violent…

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Marooned every time it rains - Orange Tree residents beg for a proper bridge

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Nestled in the hills of St Thomas and peacefully tucked away just outside of Llandewy is a community called Orange Tree, which is home to approximately 15 persons.The residents describe their humble abode as a serene get-away from the usual hustle…

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Heavy rains lash MoBay causing major flooding

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay, St James, took a major battering yesterday afternoon as heavy rains, which lashed the city for over four hours, caused major flooding and dislocation and resulted in severe infrastructural damage on a scale not seen in…

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Crime not yet slowing MoBay business - Gibbs

Gleaner on November 23rd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Despite murders in St James swiftly approaching the 300 mark, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry T’Shura Gibbs says that it will not be a deterrent to the investment and commercial activities in the parish - at least for…

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Gov’t OKs NIDS - Opposition considering court challenge

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

Senate amendments to the controversial National Identification Registration Act 2017, otherwise called the NIDS bill, received unanimous support from Government lawmakers in the Lower House yesterday in the absence of the parliamentary Opposition….

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Holness declares no mining in Cockpit Country

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

While lauding the Government for taking steps to declare that no mining will be permitted in the Cockpit country, Diana McCaulay, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), said that there are still concerns regarding some…

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OCG urges probe into Hanna, St Ann council over contract awards - Report warns MPs, councillors to stop recommending persons for contracts

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

Contractor General Dirk Harrison has sent a copy of his special report on allegations of impropriety in the office of Member of Parliament (MP) Lisa Hanna, and the St Ann Municipal Corporation, to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (…

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