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HAJ strengthens quality-control framework

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The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) has been acting on recommendations from the auditor general to strengthen its quality-control framework, according to Managing Director Gary Howell. He said the agency has been employing more qualified persons…

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1¢, 5¢ and 25¢ coins to go on Thursday

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Thursday is the last day that one-cent, five-cent and 25-cent coins can be used as legal monetary tender in Jamaica.However, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will continue to redeem them indefinitely, during its regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m….

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Time for business - North West St Andrew candidates to be nominated today

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An intriguing battle should be launched today when the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Dr Nigel Clarke and the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Keisha Hayle are nominated to contest the March 5 by-election in the St Andrew North West constituency.Clarke…

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Military background not automatic qualifier for top cop - PSOJ boss

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With the window now open for persons wishing to apply for the post of police commissioner, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has said that a military background should not automatically qualify anyone for…

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‘Stick to core values’ - Malahoo Forte urges JDF recruits to always be courageous, choose right

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Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has urged new Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) recruits to be courageous and to abide by the core principles of the JDF, which include discipline, integrity, honour, commitment, and loyalty.Malahoo Forte was…

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A house for Patsy

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“Thanks, thanks, thanks,” was all that Patsy Wheatley, a senior citizen of Palmer’s Cross, Clarendon, could mutter as she claimed the keys to her new home courtesy of the Indigent Housing Programme, powered by the local government ministry.The house…

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Patrick Powell released from prison

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Businessman Patrick Powell, who was sentenced to nine months in prison last August for failing to hand over his firearm to the police, was released last Tuesday after serving just under six months.Joyce Stone, deputy commissioner - custodial…

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Marks takes Jamaica to Dubai

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Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, is in Dubai representing the island at the sixth annual World Government Summit, which runs from February 11 to 13.The country is being represented at the conference for the first time by…

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Courtney Smith delivers clean to your doorstep

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Whenever you hear the sound of the horn and shouts of “Bleach and soap!” along St Johns Road and its environs in Spanish Town, St Catherine, residents know that Courtney Smith is passing through.The 42-year-old can often be found riding his…

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Shadow minister urges students to pay attention to ‘botched’ chief justice appointment

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People’s National Party’s shadow minister of justice Senator Donna Scott Mottley is adamant that the move by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to appoint Bryan Sykes in an acting chief justice position is a blatant indication that there could be…

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