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Vaz rejects criticisms of plastics, styrofoam ban

Gleaner on September 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, is rejecting the round of criticisms that came with Monday’s announcement on the ban on single-use plastic and Styrofoam products.Chairman of the Wisynco…

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Bad deal! - Opposition knocks new profit-sharing bauxite agreement between Jamaica and US company

Gleaner on September 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A new profit-sharing agreement signed between the Jamaican Government and the United States firm that holds a stake in Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners has been described by the parliamentary Opposition as a “bad…

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Fallacy! - PM rejects charge that law-abiding citizens are at the mercy of criminals because of security measures

Gleaner on September 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Law-abiding Jamaicans have been left at the mercy of criminals because critical state resources are being diverted to support the government’s two main anti-crime measures, the zones of special operations (ZOSO) and the State of Public Emergency,…

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SLB non-performing loans skyrocket to over $11 billion - Auditor General report

Gleaner on September 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Over the five-year financial period 2012/13 to 2017/18, the Students Loan Bureau’s (SLB) stock of non-performing loans skyrocketed from $1 billion to a little more than $11 billion, according to Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis in a performance…

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‘To God be the glory’ - Former Gleaner editor celebrates 45 years of service to the company

Gleaner on September 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Former Gleaner editor Phyllis Thomas shared that all her successes at the award-winning newspaper, where she spent 45 years in a variety of roles, must be credited to God.She was the toast of an afternoon where the company paid homage to 24 current…

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Success from behind bars - Female inmates excel in CSEC

Gleaner on September 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Proving to Jamaicans that good things can come out of being incarcerated, 16 females from the Fort Augusta Women’s Adult Correctional Facilities, now located on South Camp Road, St Andrew, excelled in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education…

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Man disarmed of rifle and murdered in Flankers

Gleaner on September 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:After six months of peace, the community of Flankers in St James erupted into violence on Monday evening when a drunken man, who brandished a rifle at a group of men, was shot and killed and the weapon taken away from him.The dead man…

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Gov’t to establish therapeutic centre for troubled children

Gleaner on September 19th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

State minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has announced that plans are underway for the construction of a therapeutic centre for wards of the state who have been assessed to have severe behavioural problems.”…

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Earth Today | J’can youth eager for a place in climate change response

Gleaner on September 19th, 2018 | File Under More News -

WITH THEIR fears running from water security to disease prevalence, natural disasters and wars, Jamaican youth want more of a say in the national discourse on climate change and a hand in the response efforts.Youth advocate Ayesha Constable said…

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St Ann councillor completes Legacy Project

Gleaner on September 19th, 2018 | File Under More News -

Councillor for the Lime Hall division in the St Ann Municipal Corporation, Genevor Gordon Bailey, has completed the construction of restroom facilities at the Steer Town playing field as her $1.3 million Legacy Project.The corporation has mandated…

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