No squatters - Court orders illegal occupants to vacate Westmoreland property

Gleaner on June 5th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Westmoreland squatters occupying sections of an 867-acre property owned by John and Kathleen Eugster have lost the right to remain on the land following Friday’s ruling by High Court Justice Cressencia Brown Byfield, who set aside a stay of…

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Appeal court leaves POCA in limbo - Ruling creates uncertainty over $150m seized under act

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A ruling by the nation’s second highest court has placed in limbo some 40 cases involving close to $150 million in cash that has been seized by the Financial Investigations Division (FID) under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).The Court of Appeal,…

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Southside rebirth needs NGOs - Residents dream of an uptown community

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Residents of the central Kingston community of Southside are convinced that the area will not develop without a synergy among the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating there.The collaboration would include GraceKennedy’s Parents of Inner-…

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Southside rebirth needs NGOs - Residents dream of an uptown community

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Residents of the central Kingston community of Southside are convinced that the area will not develop without a synergy among the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating there.The collaboration would include GraceKennedy’s Parents of Inner-…

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Temper threat - Southside residents call for conflict-resolution classes

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Acts of violence have eased, but tempers still flare regularly among the unattached youth in the sometimes volatile central Kingston community of ‘Southside’, and long-time resident ‘Mega’ wants this addressed through conflict-resolution seminars….

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Parties keep Southside youths in line, say residents

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The decision by the police to frequently shut down parties while they are in full swing in the central Kingston community of Southside has left several residents disappointed and upset, even though the cops are only enforcing the Noise Abatement Act…

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Ministry plans public-education campaign on Road Traffic Act

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Transport Minister Robert Montague has said that as soon as the House of Representatives approves Senate amendments to the Road Traffic Act and the governor general gives his assent, the Government would be rolling out an extensive public-education…

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UWI senior lecturer also full-time gov’t adviser

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Opposition Senator Lambert Brown has expressed concern that Dr Lloyd Waller has full-time jobs at two public institutions. Dr Waller is senior lecturer and head of the Department of Government at he University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. He is…

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NWA warns against use of blocked Passage Fort Drive bridge

Gleaner on June 5th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The National Works Agency (NWA) is again warning motorists to desist from using the defective bridge at the intersection of Passage Fort Drive and Dyke Road.Despite using debris to block the roadway, the NWA said motorists continue to clear a path…

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Hansen booted from agricultural commodities regulatory body

Gleaner on June 5th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Everton Hansen is out as director general of the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority.The Gleaner understands that the decision was announced during an emergency board meeting at the authority’s office, 1 Willie Henry Drive, off…

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