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Acclaimed ceramic artist Gene Pearson dies

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Renowned sculptor and ceramic artist Gene Pearson is dead. Pearson, whose works are mostly inspired by the arts of ancient Nubia, Benin and the Rastafarian culture succumbed at a Kingston hospital reportedly after a massive heart attack. Culture…

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Wage arrears not paid now won’t be possible until 2019/2020, says Shaw

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Finance Minister Audley Shaw says if all workers are not paid the first year of the wage increase it has agreed with some unions this month, the government will not be able to pay the retroactive sums until the 2019/2020 fiscal year. The…

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UPDATED: Shaw withdraws, re-tables proposal for 4-year negotiating cycle

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Finance Minister Audley Shaw withdrew the Financial Administration and Audit (Compensation Negotiating Cycles) Order of 2018, which would have locked public-sector workers into a four-year wage negotiating cycle as he addressed the House of…

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Teachers return to wage-negotiating table

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Teachers protesting the Government’s wage offer of 16 per cent over a four-year period, and who have been off the job since Monday, were called back to the negotiating table, following an emergency meeting at the Ministry of Labour yesterday….

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Fisher pushed - EOJ head cites political pressure

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The nation’s election boss, Orrette Fisher, has resigned from the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), highlighting “the growing level of political influence affecting the organisation”.Fisher’s decision to walk away from his position as acting…

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Food official welcomes move

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LASCO’s announcement that there will be a 50 per cent cut in the sugar content for its flagship brands signals for Professor Fitzroy Henry, chairman of the National Food Industry Task Force, that Jamaica is moving in the right direction.In an…

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LASCO cuts back on sugar - Manufacturer slashes sugar content by 50%, health minister has sweet smile

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A threat to impose a tax on manufacturers involved in producing beverages might have been averted yesterday following the revelation that one of the country’s largest drink manufacturers has responded to a plea from the Government to reduce the…

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Shaw withdraws proposal for 4-year negotiating cycle

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Finance Minister Audley Shaw withdrew the Financial Administration and Audit (Compensation Negotiating Cycles) Order of 2018, which would have locked public-sector workers into a four-year wage negotiating cycle as he addressed the House of…

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Be on your best behaviour, JamaicaEye is watching you

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China has the Dragon Eyes; other nations have their own type of surveillance infrastructure. Now, there is JamaicaEye, an islandwide network of camera surveillance systems designed to increase the safety of all citizens, and it is tipped to be a…

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Gov’t not prioritising wage offer, says Golding

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Public sector workers can receive a better wage offer than the 16 per cent increase over four years that is currently on the table, according to Opposition Spokesman for Finance Mark Golding, who was addressing a post-Budget Debate press conference…

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