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‘Yes-men and lackeys!’ - Knight says some lack guts to tell PM he is wrong in acting chief justice saga

Gleaner on February 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Senior Opposition lawmaker Senator K.D. Knight has suggested that those close to Prime Minister Andrew Holness who do not have the fortitude to tell him he is wrong in the controversial decision to appoint Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice are “…

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Tourist harassment trending down

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Complaints by visitors to Jamaica have been trending down over the past five years despite a recent travel advisory issued by the United States Department of State, warning tourists to avoid secluded places or situations, even in resorts.Last month…

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One less headache for Holness as Caricel is sold

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The owners of Caricel, Jamaica have sold their controlling interest to a South African entity, Involution Limited, ending a long running nightmare for the Andrew Holness administration.Since early last year, the Government has been trying to ease…

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Jamaica reaping from a culture of impatience -­ Methodist president

Gleaner on February 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A culture of impatience is how the first female president of the Methodist Church in Jamaica has described the root cause of crime and violence that have been overwhelming Jamaica. The Reverend Christine Gooden Benguche was elected at the St John…

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Gov’t to take action on styrofoam and plastic bags -­ Senator Samuda

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The Andrew Holness administration will be announcing measures shortly to address the use of styrofoam and single-use plastic bags that have posed serious environmental and health concerns locally. Government senator Matthew Samuda, who piloted a…

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UWI lecturer working on Ja’s first operational satellite

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A satellite that will be able to send back weather maps and live updates of weather patterns of the Caribbean is being developed at the University of the West Indies for launch into space.The Programme for the Enhancement and Application of our…

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Research on special sea sponge could hold vital anti-cancer properties

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The Government has set aside $30 million over the next three years to fund high-quality research projects, as part of an agreement on research and development between Jamaica and South Africa in the areas of indigenous knowledge and water research,…

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Bridgetown battle looms - Jamaica’s Norman Grant under pressure over his stewardship of regional network of farmers

Gleaner on February 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Concerned members of the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) have called into question the stewardship of some members of its board of directors who they claim cannot account for millions of dollars in grant funding provided by international agencies….

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MOCA gets money for public-education campaign

Gleaner on February 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday strengthened its partnership with National Integrity Action (NIA) through the signing of a sub-award agreement at the NIA’s Holborn Road offices in New Kingston, worth roughly $45…

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Fleeing wanted men slipping into Hanover - Beeput

Gleaner on February 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau:The clearest signal yet that some of the alleged criminals fleeing the state of emergency in St James have slipped through the police-military dragnet and escaped into other western parishes was revealed during yesterday’s monthly…

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