No more ‘freeness’! - NWC says amnesty a thing of the past

Gleaner on May 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

If delinquent National Water Commission (NWC) customers were entertaining the thought of another amnesty to clear their outstanding bills, the agency’s president, Mark Barnett, said “it’s simply not on”.”We have done enough. We have given enough…

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JLP’s Mark McLean wins Homestead division by-election

Gleaner on May 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Mark McLean was declared winner in the preliminary count of the municipal by-election in the Homestead division of the St Catherine Municipal Council, polling 1,409 votes to 136 for the People’s National Party (…

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Over 100 persons feared dead in Cuba plane crash

Gleaner on May 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

HAVANA (AP):A Cuban-operated airliner, with at least 110 people aboard, crashed and burned in a cassava field just after takeoff from the Havana airport yesterday. Cuban media have reported three survivors.The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a…

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Love the music but protect your legacy - New York-based lawyer

Gleaner on May 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Attorney-at-law Stephen Drummond from Drummond & Squillace in New York has reiterated the call for Jamaican recording artistes to protect their legacy…

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CPFSA partners with Tyson to spice up meals in children’s homes

Gleaner on May 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has enlisted chef extraordinaire Jacqui Tyson to examine meals prepared in both government-run and privately operated children’s homes, with a view to making them more nutritious and appealing…

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JDF soldier and wife on drug charge granted bail

Gleaner on May 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica Defence Force Corporal Dwayne Stevens and wife Stacey-Ann Stevens were granted bail in the sum of $600,000 for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act when they appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court yesterday.Attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie…

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Judicial tyranny! - Church group weary of judges’ liberal views on buggery

Gleaner on May 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A conservative Christian group has issued a warning to bleeding-heart judges in Jamaica that they would not sit by and allow them to impose their world views in sensitive cases without being called out.The warning comes against the background of two…

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Victoria Jubilee Hospital receives four incubators

Gleaner on May 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

With the number-one cause of neonatal deaths at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) being prematurity, the hospital yesterday welcomed four incubators valued at more than US$15,000 (J$1.9 million).The hospital currently has two incubators, and the…

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Government to confront pension crisis - Williams announces raft of amendments to act

Gleaner on May 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Government is taking steps to amend the Pensions (Superannuation Funds and Retirement Schemes) Act, following the disclosure by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) that only a handful of the Jamaican population had a pension plan.In her…

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MoBay’s homeless poised to get a home

Gleaner on May 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:The St James Health Department is currently putting plans in place to build a new live-in facility for Montego Bay’s homeless people as part of a move to reintegrate the intended recipients into society, as well as to improve the…

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