False hope - Workers resigning with wrong expectation of redundancy payment

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Scores of employees have been resigning from their jobs with the mistaken expectation that they will receive redundancy payments from their employers, a Ministry of Labour official disclosed yesterday.”There’s a misconception out there among the…

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McKenzie holds talks with Chinese ambassador on fixing parochial roads

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With deplorable road conditions in many parts of rural Jamaica posing serious problems to farmers and motorists, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has begun preliminary talks with the Chinese ambassador to explore areas of support,…

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Youthlink seminar boosts confidence of CSEC exam students

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Many fifth- and fourth-form students from high schools across the island have received a confidence boost heading into mathematics and English external exams next month, following yesterday’s Youthlink Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC…

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Wisynco, JMA partner to encourage recycling at Expo Jamaica 2018

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The largest biennial trade show in the Caribbean, Expo Jamaica, gets going today, with the opening ceremony slated for 5:30 p.m.Under the theme ‘Advancing Breakthoughs’, the Jamaica Manu-facturers’ Association (JMA) and the Jamaica Exporters’…

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Respect our democratic process - Holness tells gay advocates overseas

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In an apparent push-back against pressures from some gay lobby groups and pro-gay countries that are frustrated by the slow pace at which Jamaica is moving to secure the rights of LGBT people, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has appealed for respect…

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Ten-digit dialling not likely to pose any major problem, says business leader

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Private-sector leaders say that their organisations are prepared to integrate the 10-digit telephone dialling sequence that is due to come on stream later this year along with the introduction of a new international area code number ‘658′. The…

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Correction & Clarification

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Dr Jephthah Ford has contradicted the claim made by Percival LaTouche in a letter to the editor published on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, that he, Dr Ford, was at the house of attorney-at-law Patrick Bailey when the police arrived.Dr Ford says that in…

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McKenzie gathers information on Albion Estates green space

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The Ministry of Local Government is now gathering information in relation to a disputed 400-acre lot in Albion Estates, St Thomas, where residents have complained bitterly for years that the land that they claim…

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Cambridge happy with Ratty’s demise - But worry that his influence might linger

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Western Bureau:While they are not out celebrating, many residents of Cambridge in St James are quietly thankful that they will no longer have to face the wrath of top gangster Ryan ‘Ratty’ Peterkin, who was killed in a confrontation with a police-…

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Developer wants arbitration in Liberty Estate sewage row

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Landmark Developers Limited is pushing for arbitration in the sewer system dispute at Liberty Estate, St Ann. Karl Samuda, minister with responsibility for housing, announced last week that he would present Cabinet with a plan for the Government to…

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