JUTC overstaffed - 500 more workers than needed at company

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The cash-strapped Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is currently implementing a rationalisation exercise to reduce the number of workers at the overstaffed state-owned bus company, which has nearly 500 more personnel than what is needed…

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Transport Authority spends millions to secure rat-infested building

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Members of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) yesterday called on the Transport Authority to get rid of the asbestos-plagued Jamintel building at the corner of Duke and North streets in Kingston, pointing out that…

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JLP steps up - pressure on - ‘Canadian’ Alexis

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The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has scoffed at reports from the People’s National Party (PNP) that its candidate for South East St Mary by-election, Dr Shane Alexis, has started the process of acquiring Jamaican citizenship.”Too little, too late….

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Conference leaders urge Adventists, Evangelical Alliance to dialogue

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Rector of Christ Church Father Sean Major-Campbell says that better understanding is needed by fellow church leaders to spur conversation around the repealing of the buggery law, while issuing a call to the Jamaica Evangelical Alliance (JAE) and the…

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$75m spend on lock-ups creates more defects

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Taxpayers will have to fork over an additional $32 million to bring a number of juvenile detention facilities up to minimum acceptable standards before they can be commissioned into service, a revelation that left lawmakers stunned on Tuesday. This…

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Monica wants to help cancer warriors restore lost hair

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She might not have a doctor’s certificate, but Monica Shakespeare believes that her role is just as important when it comes to treating women suffering from cancer.In an interview with The Gleaner, Shakespeare, a certified hair-loss specialist, said…

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Obesity in children becoming major burden on country

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Professor Marvin Reid says that parents have a lot more to do in teaching their children about the importance of proper eating habits, noting that there continues to be an increase in the number of obesity cases among the youth population.Reid,…

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Chinese workers very disciplined, says ambassador

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While reaffirming China’s anti-colonial stance locally, China’s ambassador to Jamaica, Niu Qingbao, has stated that the reasons why locally operated Chinese companies do well is because they are more hard-working and disciplined, in addition to…

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Angry vandals force JUTC to seek police help to protect $millions

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The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has asked the police to help it secure its buses as it continues to lose millions of dollars to vandals who insist on stoning the public transportation and smashing the windows.Over the past four years, the…

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WI Women brush aside SL in opener

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TAROUBA, Trinidad, (CMC):West Indies Women overpowered Sri Lanka Women by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead in their three-match One-Day International series here yesterday.Playing at the Brian Lara Stadium, they easily chased down 137 with 11 overs to…

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