Labour minister calls in FID - Agency to review - NIF investments

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The Ministry of Labour and Social Security along with the National Insurance Board, which oversees investments at the National Insurance Fund (NIF), has taken note of reports in the public domain concerning transactions at the fund.Arising from the…

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JSIF provides scholarships to 171 tertiary students

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The weekly letters he receives from students pleading for financial help has convinced Omar Sweeny, managing director at the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), that organisations like his must step up to the plate in creating avenues that will…

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Make CRH viable; sell it to UWI - - Ogunsalu

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Western Bureau:With no end in sight to the ongoing woes of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), including the recent re-emergence of the noxious fumes emission, senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Dr Christopher Ogunsalu is…

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NIDS debt concerns Opposition

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Opposition Spokesman for Finance Mark Golding raised concerns about the economic implications of the debt that will be incurred from the roll-out of the National Identification System(NIDS) as Parliament’s Standing Finance Committee examined the…

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‘Eat ackee in peace’ - No prostate cancer from fruit, CHASE research reveals

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research sponsored by non-profit organisation CHASE fund aimed at discovering if Jamaica’s national fruit, ackee, causes prostate cancer in men, has returned results indicating that it is indeed safe to consume it.This was outlined by the…

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Health minister moves to regulate school lunches

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Heath minister Dr Christopher Tufton has served notice of Government’s intention to regulate all food and drink offerings to children within and outside of school compounds to promote healthy eating habits and lifestyle across the country in a…

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Big bill for ‘death-squad’ trials - Lawyers charge gov’t high fees to defend cops

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Attorneys representing the policemen charged with murder and other criminal offences in the so-called ‘death-squad’ cases have submitted bills to the Government for legal fees totaling $107 million, insiders have revealed.”That’s an average of more…

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PM tips Sykes to lead justice system transformation

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Newly invested Chief Justice Bryan Sykes was yesterday backed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to lead the transformation of the nation’s justice system.Sykes’ assumption of the chief justice post followed a month of public backlash over Holness’s…

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Ja burdened by CARICOM debt, Johnson Smith tells Standing Finance Committee

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is pushing to reduce debt related to Jamaica’s Caribbean Community (CARICOM) membership. Portfolio Minister Kamina Johnson Smith disclosed that the country owes the CARICOM Secretariat just under $…

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Drop the facade, Bruce Golding tells CARICOM

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Former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding is warning that Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states are not as committed to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) ideal as they should be, charging that the half-hearted approach…

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