Data Protection Bill comes with undue burden on small businesses

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Software developers SlashRoots Foundation/Make Better Community said while the spirit of the Data Protection Act of 2017 was commendable, the scope of the bill in its current form would impose undue burden on small companies in all industries,…

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Founder of church parade invites carnivalgoers

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Based on some negative public responses to the Jesus in the City, Jamaica parade, planned for October 27 this year, president and founder of Jesus in the City, Toronto, Ayanna Solomon, has said that Jamaicans should not view the event as beating…

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Gov’t three Budgets late with no new taxes - Golding

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Opposition Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding yesterday dismissed the Government’s announcement that there would be no new taxes for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, stating that it is three Budgets late with the move.In his maiden Budget Debate…

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Plans under way to relocate bus park in downtown Kingston

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Discussions are about to kick off between the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation and the Ministry of Transport regarding plans to relocate the bus park in Parade, downtown Kingston facilitate the establishment of a recreational and…

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INDECOM cites fatal police shootings skyrocketing

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The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday raised concerns about a growing number of fatal shootings by the security forces last year, as it continued its call for more accountability within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF…

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Include us in the MoBay development plans - fisherfolk

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Western Bureau:Fisherfolk at the River Bay Fishing Village in Montego Bay,St James, are unhappy with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), which, they say, is not forthcoming with what plans are in place to integrate the village into the…

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Tillerson axed - Jamaica-US ties remain strong, says Johnson Smith

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says that the relationship between Jamaica and the United States (US) will not suffer as a consequence of the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by President Donald Trump…

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Kingston and St Andrew take lion’s share of CHASE Fund spend

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With 600 active projects under way, Kingston and St Andrew have taken the lion’s share of financial contribution, as well as the number of funded projects from the Culture, Health, Arts, Science and Education (CHASE) Fund in its 15 years of…

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Schoolboy who sent threatening voice note being home-schooled

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The young man who, last month, threatened in a voice note to carry out acts of violence against his schoolmates at Wolmer’s Boys’ School in Kingston, has been withdrawn from the school population and is now being taught at home.Adamant that the…

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Standoff, School lockdown; teachers’ protest enters day two

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Disgruntled teachers are stepping up pressure on the Government for a second day of protest action to deliver a better salary package than the 16-per cent over four years that they are being asked to accept.Yesterday, in preempting the likely…

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