PM has confidence in Reid, Montague ahead of Cabinet reshuffle

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday told journalists that it was not the intention of the Government to withhold information, although the Government’s chief spokesman has had to offer numerous clarifications on policy issues from Cabinet…

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Withdraw claim or face outcome, JMA’s ultimatum to Samuda

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The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) has given Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, a seven-day ultimatum during which he must retract a recent statement that some of its members continue to rob the…

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Not you, madam! - I am answerable to the contractor general, prime minister tells political ombudsman

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Following a stern warning from Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown against the abuse of state resources in St Mary South East in order to gain political mileage in a pending by-election, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he only answers to…

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Gov’t drafting fixed elections law

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The Andrew Holness administration is working feverishly to table legislation in Parliament for the establishment of fixed election dates in Jamaica.Holness told journalists at his second quarterly press conference yesterday at Jamaica House that…

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Final chance for FINSAC commissioners to deliver

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the commissioners preparing a report on the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s will get no more extensions to complete their work.The Cabinet approved a three-month extension last week for the…

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Ministers still accountable despite no job letters

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness’s promised job letters to Cabinet ministers did not materialise despite a pre-election promise to do so, but, speaking at his quarterly media briefing at Jamaica House yesterday, Holness said that ways have been found…

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Archbishop of Kingston urges social re-engineering to counter evil activities

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Jamaicans are being urged to re-engage in the long-held practice of love for neighbour and oneself in order to re-engineer socially accepted norms in the society.The call was made by His Grace Kenneth Richards at a special tree-planting ceremony in…

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Excelsior Community College serving Mountain View

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

A guiding principle of the Mountain View-based Excelsior Community College (ECC) is the empowerment of at-risk youth within the nine communities that surround the institution, according to ECC principal, Philmore McCarthy.In commemorating Men’s Day…

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Douglas Orane retires as FGB chair, Peter Moses assumes role

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GraceKennedy Limited has announced the retirement of Douglas Orane, effective September 19, from the board of its subsidiary First Global Bank Limited, after serving as its chairman for 16 years. Orane had indicated to Don Wehby, Group chief…

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I want back my kids - Woman struggles to get custody of her children

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Kehrata Simpson wants to be reunited with her three children who were taken from her by the Child Development Agency (CDA). Simpson, 28, argued that her homelessness at the time was the reason she lost her kids, a five-year old boy and 20-…

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