Judges send a message - Emergency marathon meeting grinds justice system to a halt

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Parish Court judges, fearing that their wage impasse with the Government will drag on for another Budget year, used a marathon meeting with their seniors yesterday to air their grouse over salaries and conditions of service, as well as discuss their…

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Judges send a message - Emergency marathon meeting grinds justice system to a halt

Gleaner on February 13th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Parish Court judges, fearing that their wage impasse with the Government will drag on for another Budget year, used a marathon meeting with their seniors yesterday to air their grouse over salaries and conditions of service, as well as discuss their…

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Bloody St Catherine - Five killed, two injured in 24 hours

Gleaner on February 13th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Amid a 40 per cent increase in murders in the St Catherine North Police Division and with no end in sight to the bloodletting that is responsible for 30 persons being killed since January 1, the division’s top cop, Beau Rigabie, is adamant that the…

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Hayle committed to improving constituency

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Four minutes to the 10:30 a.m. time allotted for the nomination of People’s National Party (PNP) candidate in St Andrew North West, Keisha Hayle, fewer than 10 party supporters were visible in the precincts of the Pembroke Hall Community Centre….

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Clarke promises to maximise on vast experience

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With the full weight of a majority of his Cabinet, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Prime Minister Andrew Holness was on hand to witness the nomination of his candidate of choice, Nigel Clarke, to replace the retired Derrick Smith in St Andrew…

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Final herald: Williams carries Mace for last time in Parliament

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“The Speaker!” The emphatic pronouncement by Kevin Williams, marshal to the Houses of Parliament, on the arrival in the chamber of the referee of the Lower House, will proceed from his vocal chords for the final time today, as he moves on to new…

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Fireworks expected in Parliament in banking fees bill debate

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Members of the House of Representatives will today make a critical decision on whether to pass or reject the Banking Services Bill, which seeks to regulate bank fees in Jamaica.The Lower House will have its final sitting today for the 2017-2018…

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Battering the blind - Attack on one of their own highlights plight of the disabled community

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Members of the blind community have expressed outrage at the stabbing of a visually impaired elderly man inside Coronation Market in downtown Kingston over the weekend, expressing their frustration with the general treatment they face from vendors…

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Courts crippled across the island

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Yesterday, absent judges stalled court sessions right across Jamaica, as nearly 100 of them from the appellate, supreme and parish courts gathered at the Supreme Court in Kingston for a meeting. Below are reports from several parishes…

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Editors’ Forum | 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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