Money for Consolidated Fund ‘detoured’ to buy cars

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Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis had been combing through the accounts of government ministries and agencies and has tabled her report to the nation’s Parliament. Here is some of what she has uncovered.The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job…

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100 cop car crashes in 15 months

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Over a 15-month period, vehicles driven by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were involved in 100 motor vehicle accidents.The period in which the accidents occurred spanned January 2014 to March 2015.Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis…

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Ministry racks up bank penalties on accounts

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The Auditor General’s Depart-ment has called attention to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation’s failure to exercise proper control over its bank accounts.This resulted in banks imposing penalties and charges amounting to $44,051.Auditor…

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Travellers’ cheques missing - Legal unit of the Jamaica Customs Agency reviewing police recommendations

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The legal unit of the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is reviewing recommendations by the Fraud Squad with a view to taking disciplinary action against culpable staff member(s) after $1.8 million in travellers’ cheques went missing.Auditor General…

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Business environment strengthening project at risk

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A US$50-million project to strengthen the business environ-ment in Jamaica for private-sector investment, which is jointly funded by the Government and World Bank, could be at risk of achieving its objectives.An audit of the accounting records and…

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UWI withdraws approval for film show with ties to controversial US pastor

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The University of The West Indies Mona, has withdrawn approval for the showing of a film on its campus with ties to the controversial US pastor Steven Anderson. In a release issued Tuesday afternoon, The UWI said that the scheduled showing of the film was never an event of the university.

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Pastor banned - Anti-gay preacher prevented from boarding flight to Jamaica

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Anti-gay US preacher Steven Anderson said he was prevented from boarding a flight to Jamaica yesterday by airline officials in Atlanta who claimed the directive to deny him entry came from the Jamaican Government.It was, in fact, the Jamaican…

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JCF report:130 murders in first 27 days - Shooting, robbery and rape see decline

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One hundred and thirty murders have been committed across Jamaica in the first 27 days of this year, a 17.1 per cent increase when compared with the same period last year.This is 19 more murders than the 111 committed between January 1 and January…

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Tillerson visit: Holness must advocate from strong position

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has been urged to be strong in advocating Jamaica’s foreign-policy positions in relation to crime, climate change, border security and trade arrangements, when the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits…

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Car dealers demand compensation from Customs for delays

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Director of Customs Michelle Bryan says the Jamaica Customs Agency, JCA, is ironing out glitches in its ASYCUDA system and that car dealers and other importerswho are complaining of delays in processing times would soon see improvements.The agency…

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