Holness warns of stricter governance of state agencies as IMF gives green light

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is warning that the management and running of all state entities will come in for intense scrutiny. Following a ringing endorsement of government programmes under the latest bi-annual International Monetary Fund (IMF)…

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‘Arm them!’ - Senator wants more Jamaicans to have weapons to defend themselves

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

A Government senator yesterday stopped short of suggesting that more “ordinary” Jamaicans be allowed to obtain licensed firearms.Kerensia Morrison, who was speaking in the Senate, said that “maybe the time has come” to consider giving “regular,…

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A dark day for the Church - murder of young pastor leaves members in shock

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The heartbreak of trying to absorb the shooting death of one of its own was overwhelming for the community of the Church of God of Prophecy, yesterday.On Thursday evening, Pastor James Johnson, who was ordained a minister in 2014 and who served as…

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Nurse in dangerous-driving case gets new date

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Dana Minto, the nurse charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a collision, which claimed the lives of two persons one year ago, will have to wait until November 9 for her committal hearing, following which her case…

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Possible weekend return for J’can fishermen stuck in Colombia

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it hopes to have the 28 Jamaican fishermen who are now in Colombia returned to the island this weekend.The men have been in Colombia since last Friday after being rescued following a fire that destroyed their…

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Stop abusing seniors, urges labour and social security minister

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson is appealing to Jamaicans to unite in stamping out the abuse of senior citizens, warning that those who persist in taking advantage of this vulnerable group will face harsher sanctions.”I…

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Gov’t official granted $780,000 monthly tax waiver, Brown claims

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown has charged that for the past two years, the Government has waived income tax of $780,000 per month for a senior official at the finance ministry.According to Brown, the waiver was for a senior technical director who…

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Top buyers, suppliers for JAPEX 2018 this weekend

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

An impressive group of buyers and sellers have confirmed their attendance at the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) their from September 23-25.Jamaica’s premier tourism industry trade show, hosted annually by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association…

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NHF introduces special registration number

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The National Health Fund (NHF) has announced that it will be introducing a special registration number (SRN) for individuals such as senior citizens, children, and adults who live in state-owned or privately owned homes who have been unable to…

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Turtle killers fined $50,000

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Michael Harris and Clive McNuff were each fined $50,000 for breaches under the Wildlife Protection Act (WLPA) when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday.The men, who were filmed killing a turtle at 9 Miles in Bull Bay…

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