Teens accused of attacking Hanover bus conductor remanded

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The three teenage boys charged in relation to last week’s attack on a bus conductor in Hanover were all remanded when they appeared in court Friday. The teens appeared parish judge Pamella Blackhall in the Children’s Court Division of…

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Holness takes credit for favourable business environment

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday gave his administration a pat on the back for creating an enabling business environment, citing as evidence the official opening of Jamaica Grain and Cereals’ state-of-the-art multigrain milling facility,…

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No voters’ list money - Phillips raps gov’t for not funding the cleaning of electors list

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Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has suggested that former director of elections Orrette Fisher was pressured out of his job because of his agitation for a reverification of the current voters’ list.In his contribution to the Budget Debate in…

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Renewed hope for justice - Sister of victim of police killing encouraged by gov’t talks

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Shackelia Jackson, sister of Nakiea Jackson - the 29-year-old restaurant owner who was fatally shot by the police in Orange Villa, Kingston four years ago yesterday expressed renewed hope in her questfor justice.This, she says, after a meeting with…

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TAJ warns against complacency

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Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is warning taxpayers against getting complacent in light of the extension for filing their tax returns and making payments, which were due on Thursday, March 15.”We still encourage persons to beat the rush and not…

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Empower Integrity Commission to investigate all Gov’t contracts - Phillips

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Peter Phillips, leader of the opposition, called for the Integrity Commission, the country’s newly formed single anti-corruption body, to be empowered to investigate all government contracts, no matter how small, as he made his Budget Debate…

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Massive debt to JPS - PAAC displeased about gov’t paying bill for missing street lights

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The vexed issue of the massive debt owed to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) was on Wednesday discussed by Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) amid members expressing displeasure over the darkness of roads…

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Government mulls import duty waiver on CCTV cameras - JamaicaEye the thread that will tie crime strategy

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National Security Minister Robert Montague says that his ministry is currently undertaking negotiations with the Ministry of Finance to have the General Consumption Tax, import duties, and the Special Consumption Tax waived for a limited time to…

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Report: Multiple injuries, several deaths in pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami

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MIAMI (AP):A new pedestrian bridge collapsed on to a highway at a Miami-area college yesterday, crushing at least five vehicles under massive slabs and killing several people, authorities said.Several people were seen being loaded into ambulances,…

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Pandohie: Take back what is rightfully ours

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Richard Pandohie, chief executive officer of SEPROD, yesterday restated his commitment to the free market process, while declaring that Jamaica must take a stand against unfair trading practices that put it an unfair disadvantage.”The idea of free…

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