Verbal Corruption! - NESol paid millions to company without a contract, PAAC told

Gleaner on September 6th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

“Verbal corruption” allowed the state-owned National Energy Solution Limited (NESol) to hire a private firm, Peak Energy Solutions Limited, and pay it millions of dollars for service rendered without a contract in place. That was the charge of Fitz…

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Shaw backs down - JMEA says minister withdraws threat to tax imported granulated sugar

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Less than a day after stridently vowing to reinstate a cess on imported processed sugar, Audley Shaw, the minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has reportedly backed down from that position, following a meeting with the Jamaica…

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Verbal Corruption! - NESol paid millions to company without a contract, PAAC was told

Gleaner on September 6th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

“Verbal corruption” allowed the state-owned National Energy Solution Limited (NESol) to hire a private firm, Peak Energy Solutions Limited, and pay it millions of dollars for service rendered without a contract in place. That was the charge of Fitz…

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20 persons so far certain of Windrush compensation

Gleaner on September 6th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Home Office - a ministerial department of the British Government - has so far reviewed nearly 12,000 cases of detentions and deportations in wake of the Windrush saga, according to Asif Ahmad, the British high commissioner to Jamaica.Ahmad noted…

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‘I’m a big kid now’ – Advice from second-formers to those just entering high school

Gleaner on September 6th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

‘I’m a big kid now’Advice from second-formers to those just entering high schoolOne year ago, they were the ones making the scary transition from primary school to high school. A new environment, new teachers, new ways of teaching, and suddenly,…

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Tourism earns US$2b up to July

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Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said preliminary data indicate that gross foreign exchange earnings for January to July have risen by 6.3 per cent, compared to the same period last year, to more than US$1.9 billion. This increase has been driven by…

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SDA Church appeals to deacon suspected of murder to surrender

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The Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Jamaica is urging the suspect in the murder of a 25-year-old Manchester student to surrender to the police.Linton Stephenson, 59, a deacon in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Mandeville, has been named as…

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Police cars useless - Controversial used cars now assigned to administrative duties

Gleaner on September 6th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The long-running police used-car saga involving the Government and O’Brien’s International Car Rental and Sales has taken a new twist.Yesterday, Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) was told that the 66 cars that…

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St James’ most wanted killed in shootout

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WESTERN BUREAU:TWO MEN- one of St James’ most wanted and another believed to be one of his cronies - were killed yesterday morning when they allegedly engaged the police in a fierce gunfight in the Chelsea section of Irwin, which is located on the…

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Shaw commits to another Monymusk bailout

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For the third consecutive year, the Government will dip into its coffers to bail out farmers contracted to plant cane for the Monymusk sugar factory in Lionel Town, Clarendon, according to Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw.”I am inviting and…

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