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‘Nothing personal’ - Paulwell explains call for sacking of NESOL boss

Gleaner on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition Spokesman on Energy Phillip Paulwell is adamant that his call for the dismissal of Carolyn Warren, head of the National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL), is not a personal attack on her and could be reviewed if he is satisfied that there…

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Gun bribe

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The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has revealed that a Manchester resident, who was extradited and convicted in the United States on drug-related charges, is being investigated for aiding and abetting the acquisition of hundreds of firearm…

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Prime minister meets with Petrojam staff - Outlines new direction and expectations

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has advised the staff of Petrojam that his administration was committed to the proper management of the state-run oil refinery, even as he admitted that there was corruption at the agency.The prime minister, who has…

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Ocho Rios Fishing Village opens

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The multimillion-dollar Ocho Rios Fishing Village was officially opened Thursday evening, signalling a new phase for fisherfolk who have occupied the location for years.The magnificently crafted village, spearheaded by the Port Authority of Jamaica…

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More delays hit - Mario Deane case

Gleaner on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, the two inmates charged with murder arising from the 2014 death of Mario Deane, will have to wait until next Wednesday to know the status of the case against them.When Orr and Morgan appeared before…

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Lucea police lock-up closed for repairs

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Western Bureau:As a result of the deplorable state of the lock-up at the Hanover Police Divisional Headquarters in Lucea, some of the prisoners have been transferred and the facility closed to undergo immediate repairs.The facility, which is the…

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Bad call! - USF admits executive director hired daughter for more than a year

Gleaner on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is moving to close policy loopholes as it has been revealed that Executive Director Camille Buchanan had hired her daughter for more than a year to work as a social media manager.The USF falls under the Ministry of…

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Mental issues floor INDECOM’s case

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Western Bureau:Errol Chattoo, the director of complaints at the Western Regional Office of the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM), says he is having challenges investigating the circumstance surrounding a recent incident in which a…

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Special Economic Zone Authority to boost investments and jobs

Gleaner on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Chairman of the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA), Metry Seaga, says the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) landscape, when fully mature, will boast “many billions in investments” and hundreds of thousands of jobs in a range of sectors,…

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Senate passes Child Diversion Bill

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The Upper House yesterday approved the Child Diversion Bill, paving the way for children who are in conflict with the law to be dealt with under a special regime instead of instituting criminal proceedings against the youngsters.Lawmakers gave the…

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