Tangible benefits - Holness says CARICOM chairmanship will produce advantages

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness wants the people across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to feel the effects of the regional body during his tenure as chairman.Some of the ways, he said, in which the people of the region could feel the effects of…

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Petrojam workers say morale low

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John Levy, general secretary for the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees, has said that workers at the troubled Petrojam oil refinery are in limbo as it pertains to which minister now holds the reins of the energy portfolio…

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CCJ protected against political interference - outgoing president

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Sir Dennis Byron, immediate past president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), has questioned whether simple political issues are impeding all Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states from using the CCJ as their final appellate court.”In my…

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Mottley warns Caribbean leaders - to heed lessons - from Brexit

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WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley has warned Caribbean leaders not to make the same mistakes Britain made with Brexit. She added that neither should they forget that those who secure victory over the region do one thing: “divide…

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CDEMA’s working capital must first come from member countries, says Haiti’s president

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WESTERN BUREAU:CARICOM leaders are being implored to bring up to date their contributions to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Special Fund so that the region can together react more quickly to natural disasters.The call was made by…

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Transport minister consults on transformation proposals

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Determined that the public transport system cannot continue in a state of anarchy, Transport and Works Minister Robert Montague met with various players in the public transport industry yesterday, hoping that his 15-point transformation proposal,…

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Government to resume - post-Cabinet briefing - Veteran journalist welcomes move

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Claude Robinson, communications specialist and veteran journalist, is urging the Government to ensure that post-Cabinet press briefings are held regularly.Information Minister Ruel Reid indicated in a release yesterday that following recent…

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Partnership critical for ganja industry success - SRC head

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Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC) Dr Cliff Riley has underscored the importance of working partnerships that acknowledge and incorporate the expertise of small players as critical to the success of Jamaica’s fledgling…

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Motorists warned to brace for delays on Constant Spring Road

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The National Works Agency (NWA) has warned motorists to brace for delays when traveling along Constant Spring Road in the vicinity of Mary Brown’s Corner and Hillman Road in St Andrew.According to the NWA, this is as a result of pipe-laying works…

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Cooler sea temperatures could - reduce number of hurricanes

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There could be a reduction in the number of systems that develop throughout the hurricane season as experts have indicated that sea-surface temperatures have been cooler than expected.Evan Thompson, director ofthe Meteorological Service Division, is…

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