No ceiling - on licences - Taxi routes to be open - to competition

Gleaner on May 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Government has announced its intention to open all public transport routes in Jamaica to competition in a move to overhaul the current regulatory framework governing the licensing of public passenger vehicles.Currently, a technocrat determines…

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Opposition says list of 40 gov’t consultants incomplete

Gleaner on May 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Members of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) yesterday rejected as incomplete a list of 40 consultants and advisers attached to ministers, which was submitted by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.Opposition…

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Mandatory 10-digit calling takes effect today

Gleaner on May 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Starting today, making phone calls will require 10 digits, with the first three being 876 or the newly introduced area code of 658.The Office of Utilities Regulation has said that the additional area code is to ensure that there are sufficient…

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Mandatory 10-digit calling takes effect today

Gleaner on May 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Starting today, making phone calls will require 10 digits, with the first three being 876 or the newly introduced area code of 658.The Office of Utilities Regulation has said that the additional area code is to ensure that there are sufficient…

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Not deterred by the blindness - Spa owner touches lives despite - losing sight

Gleaner on May 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Tamika Curruthers’ world came to a devastating halt after she went blind 11 years ago at the age of 22. Instead of having a pity party, she quickly jumped into survival mode, and today, she is the founder/owner of the Emerald Gifted Hands Spa and…

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Spellers happy with experience despite dropping out

Gleaner on May 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Despite not advancing to the finals of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee, both Nathaniel Stone and Assana Thompson, who represented Jamaica, are grateful for the wealth of experience gained at the competition in Washington, DC, United States….

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Spencer to fix water problem at Horizon Remand Centre

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Describing the water supply system at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre as filthy and in bad shape, state minister in the Ministry of National Security Rudyard Spencer has indicated that something will be done immediately.”I’m going to try and…

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St Andrew South leads with 71 murders - … But strategies working, says commanding officer

Gleaner on May 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

While the state of public emergency has acted as a suppressant to the out-of-control gun violence in St James, the neighbouring western parish of Westmoreland has taken up the mantle of Jamaica’s most violent police division. But the St Andrew South…

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Murder rate slows, says JCF report

Gleaner on May 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The latest crime statistics are indicating that all serious and violent crimes, except larceny, decreased between January 1 and May 26 when compared to the same period last year, resulting in a 1.6 per cent drop in murders.According to the Jamaica…

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Security ministry, O’Brien’s heading to mediation in used-car row

Gleaner on May 30th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Ministry of National Security is moving to activate the mediation clause in the police used-car contact with O’Brien’s International Car Sales and Rentals. Permanent Secretary Dianne McIntosh disclosed yesterday that the dealer had delivered a…

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