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Leaders react - to death of J.A. - Lester Spaulding

Gleaner on November 17th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

News about the passing of J.A. Lester Spaulding, the late chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, has triggered immediate reactions from political leaders, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Peter Phillips….

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Goodbye to a legend - Death of RJRGLEANER chairman J.A. Lester Spaulding shocks media fraternity

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He wore many hats.Joseph Aloysius Lester Spaulding, the caring father and husband, the shrewd businessman, the mentor, and for those who knew him well, Lester, the fisherman.Spaulding, 76, the chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, died at…

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Holness says unions should consider wage offer

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Despite a flat rejection by some unions of the Government’s six per cent wage offer over two years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging the groups representing public sectorworkers to reconsider their positions.He said that the workers were…

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IMF boss insists public sector trimming necessary in Jamaica

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The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is insisting that public sector reform is absolutely necessary if the Jamaican economy is to unlock its potential for growth.She said that the public sector wage bill…

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Police going after crime bosses

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Specialised teams of police investigators have been established to go after crime bosses.Among the persons being targeted, declared Selvin Haye, deputy commissioner in charge of crime, are the financiers behind the illegal importation and…

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MOU signed to aid elimination of child labour in Jamaica

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Amid continued concerns about the prevalence of child labour in Jamaica, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the new Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA - formerly the Child Development Agency and the Office of…

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After marathon sessions … - Senate amends BOJ Act in 64-minute sitting - Extends central bank governor’s contract

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After two marathon sittings last Friday, and again on Monday, the Senate sat for only 64 minutes yesterday, adjourning after it voted to amend the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Act to extend the contract of Governor Bryan Wynter until 2019.It was all smiles…

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PM says IMF not to blame for hardships

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has challenged claims that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposes hardships on Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, noting that it was the policies pursued by regional governments for many years that have led…

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$30 million worth of cocaine seized at Kingston wharf

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The narcotics police have seized some $30 million worth of cocaine at a wharf in Kingston. It is reported that about 8:40 last night, members of the Customs Enforcement Team searched a refrigerated container and found 24 rectangular parcels, each containing cocaine.

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Crime strangling growth - Youth unemployment in Caribbean highest in world, fuelling criminality

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Youth unemployment in the Caribbean is said to be the highest in the world, and crime, partly fuelled by this high rate of joblessness, is a major obstacle to economic growth in the region, according to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the…

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