Lead by example - PSOJ President: Politicians must obey higher moral standard

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Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has called on political leaders to obey a higher moral and legal code of governance as an example for citizens to follow. Without this paradigm shift, he argued, no…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Government policies hindering exports - sector bosses

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The demand for agricultural produce from Jamaica continues to increase internationally, but local exporters say their efforts to grow are being stymied by roadblocks set by mainly state agencies.Addressing a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last week, Dr…

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#VybzKartelAppeal | Confusion over damning text message; appeal court reserves decision

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The Court of Appeal was yesterday directed to two other dates when the damning text message at the centre of the Vybz Kartel appeal could have been created.The assertion came as legal arguments ended in the appeal filed by Kartel, his protege, Shawn…

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Windalco escapes US sanctions

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The impact of United States (US) sanctions on the West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco), owned by United Company (UC) Rusal of Russia, has been alleviated, at least for now, following sustained lobbying by the Jamaican Government.The Jamaican…

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McNeill urges Bartlett to meet with traders

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Opposition spokesperson on Tourism Dr Wykeham McNeill is urging portfolio minister Edmund Bartlett to convene a meeting with craft traders and producers to hear their concerns and avoid disruption in the sector.More than 20 representatives of craft…

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Craft vendors reject Bartlett’s artisan village plan

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Craft vendors and traders from Jamaica’s main tourism resort areas, Negril, Montego Bay, Falmouth, and Ocho Rios, have flatly rejected Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett’s plan to erect artisan villages in resort areas.At an emergency meeting in Ocho…

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Respect workers rights to freedom of worship - Adventists

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The Seventh-day Adven-tist Church in Jamaica has appealed to employers, in the private and public sectors, to respect the constitutional rights of workers to enjoy freedom from religious discrimination.In a press statement yesterday, the Seventh-day…

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Roll back oil hedge tax - Paulwell

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Arguing that the price of fuel on the local market has skyrocketed to its highest level, Opposition Spokesman on Energy Phillip Paulwell has urged the Government to provide reprieve for consumers by rolling back taxes now being collected for an oil…

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Organised transnational crime major part of Jamaica - Chang

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Some of the major players in transnational crime in the region are Jamaicans who are posing a serious threat to the country, according to Minister of National Security Horace Chang.Speaking at an Anti-Illicit Trade Conference in Kingston yesterday,…

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Relatives of missing August Town teenager fear she’s dead

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Relatives of a missing 13-year-old girl are worried about the well-being of the teenager who they speculate ran away from home to be with an older lover.They believe that Shanoya ran away from the family’s Bedward Gardens home in August Town, St…

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