JCF not at fault in lock-up repair scandal, says Quallo

Gleaner on October 14th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Following the multimillion-dollar upgrading work to make at least four of the country’s lock-ups more fitting to accommodate juvenile offenders two years ago, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), which has day-to-day responsibility for operation,…

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Senate approves laws to remove taxes in share buy-back transactions

Gleaner on October 14th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Senate yesterday passed companion pieces of legislation allowing for companies listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange to be exempt from paying income tax, stamp duty, and transfer tax on share buy-back transactions.Piloting the three pieces…

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No JUTC job cuts yet - Overstaffed JUTC to explore all options - Abrahams

Gleaner on October 14th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Managing Director of the hard-pressed Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Paul Abrahams has shifted his position on the rationalisation exercise to reduce the number of workers at the overstaffed bus company, stating that it was far from conclusive…

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Stakeholders on importance of Global Media and Information Conference 2017

Gleaner on October 14th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Stakeholders on importance of Global Media and Information Conference 2017Stakeholders in the upcoming Global Media and Information Conference 2017 were part of a Gleaner Editors’ Forum on Thursday. They were asked to complete the following…

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UN: Ja doing well in HIV/AIDS fight but …

Gleaner on October 14th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica has been given high marks for its effort in striving to meet the United Nations Programme HIV/AIDS Fast Track Progress target, a useful analysis that seeks to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by the year 2030.UNAIDS Rights,…

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Cops seek residents’ help to nab Franklin Town gangsters

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Investigators at the Kingston East Police Division are begging the co-operation of residents whom they say are being left shell-shocked as gangsters in Franklin Town and its environs carry out bloody attacks on each other.”We need the statements. We…

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Dead couple found in bed

Gleaner on October 14th, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

The remains of a common-law couple were discovered at a house in Mansfield Heights in Ocho Rios, St Ann, in a decomposed state yesterday morning.According to police reports, some time after 7 o’clock Friday morning, residents smelt fowl odour coming…

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Stolen $4,000 plantains land man in court

Gleaner on October 14th, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

A man accused of stealing a costly bunch of plantains after he was allegedly spotted leaving a premises will know his fate next month.Charged with housebreaking and larceny, as well as praedial larceny is Daniel Harris.He pleaded not guilty to the…

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WOMAN STABS COUSIN OVER DIRTY YARD

Gleaner on October 14th, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Self-defence was the claim of an accused woman who was dragged before the court for using a knife to stab her younger cousin in his chest after he allegedly beat her with a board.The court learnt that a dispute, which began with two women arguing…

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It’s Another Vigorous for Cash Pot Trophy

Gleaner on October 14th, 2017 | File Under Sport News -

FLASHY two-year-olds PATRIARCH and ANOTHER VIGOROUS face off this afternoon in the 1200-metre Cash Pot Only One for Me Trophy race, the first leg of the $12m Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Two-Year-Old Series, a trilogy of races which ends with the…

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