UPDATE: Wisynco defends decision to pursue legal action over CranWata

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Wisynco Group Limited is defending its decision to take legal action against the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ). “While Wisynco is mindful and respectful of HFJ’s mandate, it must ensure that its brands are protected,” the company spokesperson said.

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Jamaica moves up to sixth on world press freedom index

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Jamaica has moved up two places to sixth on the 2018 world press freedom index released by the France-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Tuesday night. It’s highest ranking for a Caribbean country since 2002 when the index was…

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Water war - Wisynco sues Heart Foundation over campaign against sugary beverages

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has described as “very unfortunate” a legal move by the William Mahfood-led Wisynco Group Limited to block the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) from repeating information it posted on social media aimed at…

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House in turmoil over hospital controversy

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Government and opposition lawmakers yesterday tested the resolve of House Speaker Pearnel Charles to restore order in Parliament following a statement by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton on the controversial noxious fumes saga at Cornwall…

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Proceeds from counterfeit goods funding organised crime - ACP Bailey

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Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, head ofthe Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch, has said that proceeds from the sale of counterfeit goods are being used to support organised crime.Speaking at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum…

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Space shortage cramps CTOC’s ability to seize more fake goods

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The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it could seize fake goods valued as much as $100 million weekly, but the organisation is hamstrung by a lack of storage.Assistant Commissioner…

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Gov’t moving to cushion blow of UC Rusal ban, says Montague

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The Government is relentlessly lobbying the United States (US) Department of State to mitigate the adverse effects of the sanctions against United Company (UC) Rusal, operator of West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO), according to the minister of…

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Laziness, inefficiency crippling growth - PM

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday blasted civil servants for their ingrained laziness and inefficiencies that continue to stifle economic growth, while fuelling corruption. To this end, he appealed for bipartisan support in tackling the long-…

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Gov’t committed to protecting rights of victims, criminals - Holness

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has appealed to law-abiding citizens to support Jamaica’s crime-fighting measures, armed with the assurance that his administration is equally committed to safeguarding their rights, as well as those of the criminals…

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MBCCI to select a new president at today’s AGM

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Western Bureau:The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) will move into a new era today at the Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay when it holds its annual general meeting to, among other things, elect a new president.With outgoing president…

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