UPDATED: SLB spree - Unapproved $2.5m retreat, management issues among concerns over dissolved board

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A culture of mismanagement and lavish excess was behind Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke’s decision to dissolve the board of the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) last month. Barely a month after it was revealed that the stock of non-…

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Vanessa Kirkland murder trial | Defence to continue cross-examination of INDECOM investigator

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Despite a challenge by the prosecution, the defence was to admit a .38 revolver firearm into evidence as the trial for the three cops charged with the 2012 murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland continued yesterday at the Home Circuit…

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Unacceptable - Munroe urges PM to table Integrity Commission reports sent to his office

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Anti-corruption campaigner Professor Trevor Munroe has reacted with surprise to a revelation that a number of annual statutory deduction reports, which were completed and “duly submitted” to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), have…

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SLB spree - Minister forces board to step down over unapproved $2.5m retreat, management issues

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A culture of mismanagement and lavish excess was behind Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke’s decision to dissolve the board of the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) last month. Barely a month after it was revealed that the stock of non-…

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Jamaican-American paediatrician appointed California’s first surgeon general

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SACRAMENTO, California (AP):
Jamaican-American Dr Nadine Burke Harris has been appointed as California’s first-ever surgeon general.

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Edward Seaga Highway toll rates set to increase

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The majority of users of the Edward Seaga Highway, which runs from Caymanas in St Catherine to Mammee Bay in St Ann, will pay more when new toll rates take effect next month.

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‘Chucky’ Brown to be sentenced today

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Murder convict and disgraced cop Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown is scheduled to be sentenced today at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.Brown was found guilty of murder on November 15, 2018..

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Phillips: Open state boards to public

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Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has proposed opening up public-sector board appointments to the wider society as a means of stamping out corruption.

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BPO workers to get US$15m training boost

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The Government has signed a US$15-million loan with the Inter-American Development Bank in a drive to further expand the country’s business process outsourcing sector.

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"Extreme moral turpitude", what the judge said in sentencing ‘Chucky’ Brown

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Trial judge Justice Vivene Harris had strong words for murder-convict police constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown in handing down sentencing this afternoon in the Home Circuit Court.

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