Petrojam takeover close - Gov’t ready with legislation to reclaim Venezuela shares in state-owned oil refinery

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Amid calls by the parliamentary Opposition for the Government to reconsider its decision, the special legislation being crafted to sanction the decision by the Andrew Holness administration to retake Venezuela’s stake in Jamaica’s state-owned oil…

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May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed in historic Commons defeat

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LONDON (AP):British lawmakers over-whelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union (EU) yesterday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government.The…

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Ja must be wary of Chinese investments, say BBC journalists

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It is the opinion of two British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalists that the investments that China is making in Jamaica must spark a level of caution in citizens.In an exclusive interview with The Gleaner earlier this week at its Kingston…

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Bunny Francis Murder Trial | Accused fires attorneys, trial postponed

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The long-awaited trial for the four men charged with the murder of well-known conch businessman Roderick ‘Bunny’ Francis suffered another blow yesterday, after three of the men parted ways with their attorneys, leading to the postponement of the…

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Calling coffee ambassadors - Persons in the hospitality industry urged to promote the Blue Mountain brand

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Investments in the local coffee industry in general, and Jamaica Blue Mountain in particular, must extend beyond the planting, harvesting and processing of the beans - which are at the core of the premium hot beverage for which Jamaica has achieved…

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Inspired by failure - Jamieson creates revolutionary education programme to aid disadvantaged students

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Patrina Jamieson decided to use the challenges she faced as a student at Tarrant High School in St Andrew, in addition to a failing grade she got in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) mathematics exam, to create the eLibrary…

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Court of Appeal president calls for Bar members to become judges

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President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Dennis Morrison, has charged the Jamaican Bar Association (JAMBAR) president, Jacqueline Cummings, to encourage her members to apply for the two available judge positions in his court.He made the call during…

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Road fatalities projected to decline in 2019 - But final numbers are no comfort, says head of Road Safety Unit

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There could be as many as 330 deaths attributed to road traffic crashes this year, the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining is projecting.Last year, 383 persons died on Jamaica’s roads, the most since the 391 recorded back in…

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Deadly police shootings down out west - INDECOM

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WESTERN BUREAU:While the region remains a significant challenge to the security forces, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is reporting that there was a major decline in fatal shootings by members of the security forces in…

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MoBay man charged for killing UTech student

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WESTERN BUREAU:A St James man was charged on Monday with the murder of University of Technology (UTech) student Demar Stennett, who was stabbed to death along Merriam Way, near Westgate Hills in Montego Bay, on January 5.The accused has been…

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