Cabinet reshuffle looms

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that after two years in office, he is now at the point where a decision will be made shortly to reshuffle his Cabinet.Speaking in a one-on-one interview with The Gleaner yesterday, Holness reasoned that there were…

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Retro pay won’t compromise wage talks, says Shaw

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The Police Federation has a final opportunity today to indicate if its members are willing to accept retroactive payments up to April 2017, Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw disclosed while closing the 2018-19 Budget Debate…

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PM: Spencer should recant ‘unfortunate’ statement

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Rudyard Spencer, the embattled state minister for finance and the public service, is expected to retract controversial statements he made last Sunday that Labourites would now get increased services through the Rural Agricultural Development…

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JDF head to meet with top brass of US military

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Eric Khant, United States charge d’ affaires to Jamaica, earlier this week underscored the planned visit of Major General Rocky Meade, chief of staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), to the United States as acknowledgement of Jamaica’s key role…

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Hospital patients among those sitting GSAT

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Seven children who are currently patients in hospital, in addition to a child in a juvenile centre, will be among special students who will be sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) today and tomorrow.Education Minister Ruel Reid revealed…

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PICA to roll out online passport application system by September

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The government has given its approval for the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) to spend US$1.2 million to roll out the online passport application system by September of this year.Initially, the online platform will be solely for…

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Women’s health advocates rap insurance companies

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The policy of local health insurance companies to have expectant mothers pay for their healthcare costs upfront and claim refunds later has potentially disastrous outcomes for pregnant women.According to representatives from the European Union (EU)-…

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UWI professor supports putting dons on watch lists

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness’s proposal in Parliament on Tuesday that local dons be put on “watch lists” and intensely surveilled has received backing from Anthony Clayton, professor of sustainable development at the University of the West Indies.”…

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Machine can make gun parts, attorney admits - … Says client needed bullets for international occasion

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The machine at the centre of the controversial probe being carried out by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) in Manchester can produce gun parts, according to attorney-at law John Junor, who is involved in the investigations.He has, however,…

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Spanish training for rank-and-file members of the JCF

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Over 60 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) from the rank of constable to sergeant are to benefit from a two-day Spanish workshop, designed to prepare them to speak a second language, as part of the force’s thrust to create a more…

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