Healthier bread - National baking loaf with - 33 per cent less sugar

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The Jamaican people have spoken, and the National Baking Company responded yesterday by launching the ‘Balance Your Life Campaign’, which will see the sugar content of some of its bread cut by 33 per cent.Butch Hendrickson, chief executive officer,…

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Leaner public sector coming

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Job cuts in the public sector are inevitable.That’s the word from Prime Minister Andrew Holness as he piloted a bill in Parliament yesterday to abolish the Road Maintenance Fund and transfer its functions to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job…

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Petrojam oil slick - Trump move forces Jamaica to consider buying Venezuela shares in local refinery

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The Jamaican Government is considering purchasing the 49 per cent shares in Petrojam owned by Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA, as concerns mount among banks locally and overseas over an executive order issued by United States President…

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Public-sector workers selected for NIDS trial

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Public-Sector Workers will become the guinea pigs of the National Identification System (NIDS) rollout as they have been selected for the pilot programme for the collection of biometric data to produce a unique identification number for all…

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MoBay women murdered gangland style - Killed at location where ‘King Evil’ was executed

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Western Bureau:Just over two weeks after gangster Omar ‘King Evil’ Lewis was killed in their community, residents of Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, were exposed to more extreme violence on Monday night when two women were murdered and a man seriously…

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Bloodshed - All but 4 of 19 police divisions report spike in murders

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ALL BUT four of the 19 police divisions across the island have reported an increase in murders, some by more than 100 per cent, as the bloodletting by marauding criminals continues unabated.At the top of the list, according to the latest statistics…

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Too many CDF meetings - Aza•

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Richard Azan, member of parliament for North West Clarendon, wants a reduction in the weekly meetings of the Constituency Development Fund Committee of the Houses of Parliament.”Why [do] we have to meet every week?” he asked of Chairman Everald…

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Parliament to get report on call for CDF hike

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The Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee yesterday accepted a recommendation fromDr Dayton Campbell that a request for increasing the CDF allocation to members of parliament be included in its next report to the Lower House.Campbell, member…

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OPM admits there could have been wider consultation on NIDS

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Robert Nesta Morgan, the director of communication in the Office of the Prime Minister, yesterday conceded that there could have been greater consultation on the contentious National Identification System (NIDS) bill that was passed in the Upper…

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NIDS green light - Senate passes nat’l ID bill despite Opposition resistance

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Jamaica will have its National Identification System (NIDS) after all. Hot-tempered exchanges and unkind comments by senators marred the afternoon session of yesterday’s Senate deliberations on the NIDS Bill in the Upper House. However the…

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