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Gov’t OKs NIDS - Opposition considering court challenge

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

Senate amendments to the controversial National Identification Registration Act 2017, otherwise called the NIDS bill, received unanimous support from Government lawmakers in the Lower House yesterday in the absence of the parliamentary Opposition….

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Holness declares no mining in Cockpit Country

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

While lauding the Government for taking steps to declare that no mining will be permitted in the Cockpit country, Diana McCaulay, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), said that there are still concerns regarding some…

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OCG urges probe into Hanna, St Ann council over contract awards - Report warns MPs, councillors to stop recommending persons for contracts

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

Contractor General Dirk Harrison has sent a copy of his special report on allegations of impropriety in the office of Member of Parliament (MP) Lisa Hanna, and the St Ann Municipal Corporation, to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (…

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Gender stigma preventing empowerment of girls, says Henry-Wilson

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

Maxine Henry-Wilson, commissioner of the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission and former education minister, sought to caution policymakers and leaders to do more to lift gender stereotypes and empower girls to venture into innovative professions.”…

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Portland craft vendors upset despite promise of increased cruise arrivals

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

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:While conceding that Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is seemingly paying serious attention to Port Antonio, Portland, craft vendors are complaining that they are not receiving their fair share in that market.The more than 60…

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Mugabe resigns after 37 years in power

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

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP):Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned yesterday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and…

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Chinese claim locals unwilling to cut cane at Frome Estate

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

WESTERN BUREAU:According to the Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), one of the major players in the local sugar sector, a chronic shortage of cane cutters and the persistent plague of illicit cane fires could once again have a negative impact on the…

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Hanna’s lawyers say OCG report without foundation

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2017 | File Under More News -

Lawyers representing St Ann South East Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna have dismissed the allegations against their client contained in a contractor general report, released yesterday.

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Potholes aplenty - Bad roads driving motorists crazy

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

Bad roads, which have been made worse by persistent rainfalls over the past months, have been making life miserable for motorists.Drivers told THE STAR that they have been forced to shell out thousands of dollars weekly to buy front-…

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Homeless man rescued from gully

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

Police and fire personnel had to pool muscles together to lift a homeless man from a gully located along Half-Way Tree Road in St Andrew, after he was rescued from gushing waters by another male who saw him in despair.The homeless man, who was…

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