Wheatley stripped of energy - PM takes charge of portfolio

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In a press release late last night from the Office of the Prime Minister, Cabinet outlined several decisions regarding the ongoing saga at Petrojam. Key among them is that the energy portfolio will be taken from Dr Andrew Wheatley and placed in the…

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CARICOM heads to discuss free movement for Haitians - Grenada objects to entitlement

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CARICOM’s Office of the General Counsel has produced two legal opinions defending the right of Haitians to move freely within CARICOM. Currently, Haitians need a visa to enter CARICOM territories, except Barbados, which abolished the requirement…

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Brazil, Belgium book quarter-final berths

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MOSCOW (AP):So much for this being a ‘World’ Cup.The quarter-finals are all-European and South American for the first time since 2006.Mexico said adÌos with a 2-0 loss to Brazil in the round of 16 yesterday and Japan sayonara when it blew a two-goal…

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Unfair detention - Thousands locked up under SOE, but only five per cent charged, mainly for minor offences

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More than 2,500 people have been rounded up and taken into custody in St James in the six months since the parish was blanketed by a state of public emergency, but only about five per cent of those detainees were charged -mainly with minor criminal…

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Thousands of J’can children engaged in child labour - survey

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An estimated 38,000 Jamaican youth between the ages of five and 17 years old are involved in child labour, and 26,000 work in hazardous conditions, as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO).These are some of the findings contained in…

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Pastor warns graduates against ‘Anancy culture’

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WESTERN BUREAU:The Reverend Ronald Webster, pastor of the Hopewell Missionary Church in Hanover, believes that Jamaica has adopted a culture of trickery over the last three decades, which allows deceptive criminal practices such as the lottery scam…

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Chilling childcare facility report - JFJ discloses five disturbing cases

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Human-rights group Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) has revealed chilling details of five documented cases of critical incidents that have occurred in residential childcare facilities in the past five years.In an effort to address the improvements needed…

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Increase in Crime Stop calls yields fewer results - Quality of tips declining

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There was an increase in the number of calls to Crime Stop last year, but the latest Economic and Social Survey suggests that the quality of those calls is slipping in comparison to the previous year.According to the survey, which was released by…

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More cops leaving the force - JCF steps up recruitment drive

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continued to lose more members than it attracted last year, even as the Government pumped more resources into curbing Jamaica’s spiralling crime problem.According to the latest Economic and Social Survey, in a…

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42 workers have left Petrojam since 2016- Wheatley

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Since 2016, a total of 42 persons have left the employ of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam, Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has revealed. Further, Wheatley has confirmed that the incumbent human…

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