Holness, Phillips hold private talks

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips this afternoon held private talks at Vale Royal on security and crime management in Jamaica. It culminates public exchanges of correspondences between both leaders over a meeting…

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‘Too short notice’ - Phillips says meeting PM on SOEs today not possible, proposes next week for discussions

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The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has expressed surprise and scepticism that Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips won’t be able to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness any earlier than January 7 to discuss issues surrounding the extension of…

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Stronger values needed for 2019, say police

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Commanders in three of the island’s most notorious police divisions say their 2019 crime-fighting strategies will require greater social intervention by the State and a stronger adherence to values by communities crippled by gang violence.”It is not…

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Church folk overcome depression, other setbacks to welcome New Year

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Overcoming depression, escaping death, and even getting job promotions were some of the experiences shared by church folk as they reflected on the past year at their Watchnight services on Monday.Jonathan Garth was overwhelmed with gratitude to God…

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Shaquille Johnson: Flying beyond expectations

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Eighteen-year-old Wolmer’s Boys’ School student Shaquille Johnson has impressed observers with how successfully he has run his company, Drone Repairs Jamaica.Shaquille, who is serving as head boy in his last year at Wolmer’s, started his company…

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Kingston mayor promises help for homeless downtown

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Plagued by an influx of homeless persons to the capital city, the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Council (KSAMC) yesterday reiterated its resolve to find solutions for the problem this year.Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams gave the reassurance…

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Nine judges to be appointed

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Nine judges are to be appointed this week to serve in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, Gleaner sources have revealed.There are reports, too, that Justice Hilary Phillips is to be sworn in to act as president of the Court of Appeal to allow…

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PNP: Gov’t failing to deliver growth and prosperity

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The fall in Jamaica’s ranking from 72 to 80, out of 161 countries, in the Forbes Best Countries for Business 2018 report is being labelled by the People’s National Party (PNP) as “yet another indication that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government…

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Death Squad Trial | Cops freed after prosecution offers no further evidence

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The prosecution has dropped its case against three policemen who were indicted on one count of murder in relation to the shooting death of Andrew Bisson in 2011.

 

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Gas prices down $2.35, diesel down $2.96

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Gas prices are to go down by $2.35 tomorrow Thursday, January 3. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $116.75 per  litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $119.58. Automotive diesel oil will down by $…

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