Luxury rides - Government spends $190 million on motor vehicles for ministers

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ administration has purchased at least 18 high-end, high-maintenance motor vehicles at a cost of approximately $190 million, despite his promise days after winning the 2016 general election to discontinue the practice…

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Luxury rides - Government spends $190 million on motor vehicles ministers

Gleaner on March 25th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ administration has purchased at least 18 high-end, high-maintenance motor vehicles at a cost of approximately $190 million, despite his promise days after winning the 2016 general election to discontinue the practice…

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Sitting GSAT from their hospital beds - Five students soldier through illness on journey to fulfilling their dream

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Special provisions had to be made for them, including fitting an oxygen machine inside their exam room, but five students who last week completed their Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) while hospitalised at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in…

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Drowning in water bills! - Residents of apartment complex baffled by over $200,000 monthly bills; frustrated by NWC actions

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Senior citizen Roy Meikle is beyond frustrated because he does not understand why his water bill has jumped from on average $3,000 monthly to over $200,000 each month, despite the fact that more than one plumber have found that he has no leakage.The…

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Expunge our records - Reformed youth offenders begging for an early second chance

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Several youths in May Pen, Clarendon, whose future has been blighted by their criminal antecedents, are begging the authorities to look into laws governing the expungement of criminal records, as they are being denied crucial opportunities.Otis…

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Team Jamaica Bickle distributes over 45 cardiac units to schools

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Over 45 high schools across Jamaica have now been outfitted with an automated external defibrillator (AED) unit, courtesy of Team Jamaica Bickle, the organisation which provides support services for Caribbean athletes who compete at the annual Penn…

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Team Jamaica Bickle - A quarter century of offering food, friendship and family to nation’s athletes

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Twenty-four years after Irwine Clare and friends stretched out their hands to help Jamaican students attending the Penn Relays in Pennsylvania, United States (US), little did he know that he was planting a seed that would grow into a huge tree known…

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Golding calls for calm amid murder in Arnett Gardens

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Mark Golding, member of parliament (MP) for South St Andrew, yesterday decried a history of killings in his constituency after police sleuths were left baffled by the pre-dawn murder of a man on Pole Vault Pathway in Arnett Gardens.Official police…

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Champs moments - Reliving the 2018 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships

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Give INDECOM the power - JFJ calls on Gov’t to implement agreed reforms of the INDECOM Act 2015

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Human-rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is calling on the Government to urgently act on agreed amendments to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Act, given the decision of the Appeal Court two weeks ago to bar the body from…

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