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Poverty Plunges - Gov’t cites rising employment, low inflation

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has attributed the 19 per cent drop in poverty between 2015 and 2016 to increased employment and reduction in the cost of living.Data from the Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions, released yesterday by the Planning…

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Police harassment costs Tommy Lee $20m - manager - Lawyer threatens - to sue State for abuse of power

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Tommy Lee Sparta, the popular but controversial dancehall artiste, has lost more than $20 million in earnings over the last three years because police investigators have been forcing promoters in western Jamaica to remove him from their events, the…

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Robinson wants oversight bodies to probe Petrojam

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition spokesman on Science and Technology Julian Robinson has called on the new Integrity Commission and the auditor general to urgently examine the operations of the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, noting that the viability of the entity…

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Pigsty prison - Spencer vows to improve conditions at Tower Street correctional facility

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

State minister in the Ministry of National Security, Rudyard Spencer, has expressed dissatisfaction with the living conditions at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre.”I am really disappointed, and I am going to let that be my mantle, because…

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UNICEF targets 25,000 youth to become - U-Reporters

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

U-Report Jamaica, a free social-messaging tool, is expected to provide the perfect opportunity for young people to hold the Government accountable for its youth policies and programmes.”I need Government to actually realise what’s at stake and take…

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Country headed in the right direction, says visiting J’can

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Caios Levy, a Jamaican who lives in Canada, is convinced that positive things are happening in Jamaica, despite the high crime rate and the widening economic gap between rich and poor.On one of his frequent trips to the island, Levy dropped in on a…

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Acting directors named to Integrity Commission

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The new Integrity Commission has named three publicservants as interim directors of the three divisions of the newly established anti-corruption agency.Former Contractor General Dirk Harrison has been assigned to act as director of the new…

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Acting directors named to Integrity Commission

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The new Integrity Commission has named three publicservants as interim directors of the three divisions of the newly established anti-corruption agency.Former Contractor General Dirk Harrison has been assigned to act as director of the new…

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Gov’t settles judgment debts - Chuck urges professional conduct from officials

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has urged some public servants to desist from carrying out their duties in an unprofessional manner, citing the action of a police officer in 1995 who “negligently seized an aeroplane” and racked up judgment debts to…

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Gov’t settles judgment debts - Chuck urges professional conduct from officials

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has urged some public servants to desist from carrying out their duties in an unprofessional manner, citing the action of a police officer in 1995 who “negligently seized an aeroplane” and racked up judgment debts to…

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