Corruption crisis - Sector groups urge PM to sideline Wheatley, demand good governance

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A coalition of non-governmental, religious, and private-sector groups has warned Prime Minister Andrew Holness that the declining public confidence in Jamaican authorities is now approaching crisis proportions.In an open letter to Holness yesterday…

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More children dying on weekends, says report

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Research is showing that most children suffer from accidents on the weekends.The findings are contained in the Child Road Safety Assessment: Jamaica report published by the Jamaica National Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations…

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The Vybz Kartel Appeal | Contaminated evidence

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Retired High Court judge Justice Lennox Campbell gave the green light for “contaminated” exhibits to be included in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, and this triggered a domino effect that was prejudicial to the entertainer and his three co-accused, an…

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JFJ takes legal action over no-locks policy in schools

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Human-rights advocacy group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) yesterday filed an action in the constitutional court, asking it to rule that public schools cannot set a ‘no-locks policy’ that forces children to remove their natural, locked hair in order to…

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PAAC seeks answers on sacking of CEOs of public bodies

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Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) yesterday sought answers on management changes resulting in the sacking of heads of public bodies at three agencies which were then under the Ministry of Science, Energy and…

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National Road Safety Council targets single-digit road fatalities by 2030

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The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is targeting single-digit road fatalities by the end of the next decade, even though projections from the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggest that injuries caused by road traffic crashes could be the fifth…

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Professor: Fix illiteracy on our nation’s roads to lower accidents

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Illiteracy is featured as one of many factors that continue to contribute to mayhem and fatalities on the nation’s roads, according to Dr Earl Bailey, senior lecturer at the University of Technology.He expressed his concerns after explaining…

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South Korea’s ‘Miracle on the Han River’ - ‘Backwater’ state’s turnaround provides hope of economic recovery for Jamaica

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For more than three decades, Jamaica’s political and business leaders have been trying, with mixed results, to get the country’s economic affairs on a strong footing. After years of devaluation of the local currency as well as internal and external…

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Two-day int’l human trafficking confab set for Melia Braco

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Come Wednesday, the Justice Ministry’s National Task Force against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) will host local and foreign standard-bearers in the global fight against human trafficking at a two-day international conference, scheduled to be…

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‘We will rise again’ - Actg GM says Petrojam’s foundation shaken

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Despite the scandal battering the state-owned oil refinery with claims of nepotism, cronyism, and corruption, acting general manager of Petrojam Telroy Morgan appealed to Jamaicans yesterday not to give up on the entity as it would rise again.Morgan…

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