Derrick Smith walks - - … veteran politician tells constituents of resignation

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Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, former councillor Audley Gordon, and Smith’s son Duane, who is sitting councillor, are the early names being whispered as possible…

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Counter ‘Anancyism’ with appropriate systems - Dirk Harrison - Mobile Reserve should have been called to Palisadoes - Harriso•

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Contractor General Dirk Harrison says that too many officials in the public and private sectors are involved in “hanky-panky Anancyism” made possible because of the lack of appropriate systems designed to keep corruption at bay.He was speaking at a…

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PNP prepares for another by-election

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The People’s National Party (PNP) says it has identified a proposed candidate to run on the party’s ticket in St Andrew North West if a by-election is called for that constituency.This comes in the wake of the pending resignation of Jamaica Labour…

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INDECOM boss defends body - Dismisses claims it has reduced police effectiveness

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Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams has given his strongest defence yet of the police oversight body, dismissing claims in the public domain suggesting that it has reduced police effectiveness…

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Hearing his joy - Device raises spirits of - 3-y-o afflicted by rare condition; warms mother’s heart

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There is a long way to go before three-year-old Javail Pennant can have some semblance of a normal life, but for now, his devoted mother, Sophia Dixon is content to just give thanks for the “blessing of hearing”, as she puts it.Afflicted with aural…

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Last chance to pay outstanding tickets - Mad rush expected as amnesty expires

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Delinquent motorists have the final opportunity to settle their obligations with the Government under the second traffic ticket amnesty which expires today.Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising motorists that it has put several measures in…

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Making money by collecting bottles

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Finding a second source of income wasn’t just a ‘nice-to-do’ for bus driver Courtney Ewen. With a family to support, seizing a viable entrepreneurial opportunity was a ‘must-do’. Through conversations with his clients, Ewen found a solution that,…

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Harrison Henry OKs payment to west Kingston residents

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Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry says she has accepted the report of the Compensation Committee and its finding that a payment of more than $200 million is to be made to citizens of Western Kingston, particularly those in Tivoli Gardens, whose…

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‘No hatchet to bury’ - Security minister and police commissioner in public show of unity

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Police Commissioner George Quallo and Minister of National Security Robert Montague shared smiles, handshakes, and even a short embrace yesterday as they sought to dispel claims that their relationship had broken down.Following a meeting at the…

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Manufacturers warned to cut the sugar before the Gov’t takes action

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Jamaicans consume more than two billion eight-ounce servings of sugary drinks per year, but Finance Minister Audley Shaw has issued a stern warning to manufacturers of these beverages to lower their sugar content going forward and not wait on the…

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