Cops breaching emergency-power rules with faulty data, says public defender

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

The Office of the Public Defender (OPD) has asserted that the police are operating in breach of the regulations governing the ongoing state of public emergency in St James with “deficient” record-keeping for detainees and warns that this could…

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‘I punched him in the face 4 times’ - Female pastor says she beat man for repeatedly abusing his wife

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

There are times when talk is not enough, and strong, maybe even controversial actions, have to be taken. No one knows this better than Reverend Annett Brown, who admitted that she punched a male member of her church in the face several times because…

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Journalists must remain steadfast, resolute - Lawrence

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

Local traditional journalists are being implored to remain steadfast and committed to fulfilling their duty of keeping citizens informed in spite of attacks across the world and the imminent threat social media poses to the profession.The charge…

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Ministry admits to weak PEP mock exam results

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

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has admitted that the results from the mock exams for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) have revealed that overall, students’ level of comprehension and application to the sciences, especially, was…

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Taxi operators warned to keep protest peaceful, respectful

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

Egerton Newman, president of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services, is warning bus and taxi operators in the Corporate Area who have been taking protest action for the past few days to stop removing passengers and keys from the…

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Import licences for Romaine Lettuce suspended

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

Permits for the importation of Romaine Lettuce from the United States (US) have been suspended with immediate effect by the Plant Quarantine and Produce Inspection Branch of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.Imports now…

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Bartlett orders review of ‘Welcome to Montego Bay’ sign - Private sector to pump $5 million - into project

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

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has ordered a full review of the costs associated with the budgeted $17 million for the ‘Welcome to Montego Bay’ sign and attraction, which is currently under construction at the Sangster International Airport…

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$31m energy efficiency upgrade for JCDC office

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

Some $3.7 million annually will be shaved off the electricity bill of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) when the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) completes an energy-efficiency upgrade at the commission’s corporate office in…

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JPS exec - wants ethics campaign to stem theft

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

Leroy Reid, director of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) south-west region, has issued a call for a national ethics campaign against dishonest practices such as the illegal abstraction of electricity from the national grid.According to Reid, whose…

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Government to allow pension funds to access venture capital

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

The Government is planning a radical shift in how venture capital is accessed, with Dr Nigel Clarke, minister of finance and the public service, disclosing plans to change the investment limits for pension funds holders, allowing them the latitude…

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