Authorities reviewing violations ahead of deportees’ arrival

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Jamaican officials now have details about the 50 persons scheduled to be deported from the United Kingdom (UK) next month, law enforcement sources have confirmed.According to sources, the names of the deportees are listed in the flight manifest that was delivered to Jamaican authorities by their British counterparts…

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Grads feel pressure - Former PM raises concern over low wages in tough job market after university

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Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding says he is puzzled as to how recent university graduates manage to stay afloat financially, given what he describes as the mind-blowingly low wages they are pocketing each month. Golding, who was speaking last…

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Ja pressed to pay off PetroCaribe debt

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In the wake of news yesterday that the Maduro regime will be further starved of cash as the Trump administration imposes sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company, the Holness administration must decide whether it can pay off…

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Vanessa Kirkland murder trial | Cops say they came under fire in pursuit of robbers

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The three cops on trial for the 2012 murder of 16-year-old Immaculate Conception High student Vanessa Kirkland said that they acted in self-defence when they opened fire on the blue Suzuki Swift motor car in which the schoolgirl was an occupant. As…

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No conflict of interest, Haughton declares

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Dr Andre Haughton yesterday sought to debunk any suggestions that there might be a conflict of interest with his recent appointment to the board of the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) and his decision to represent the Opposition People’s…

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Offer tax benefits to married couples, economist pitches

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Economist Peter-John Gordon has pitched tax relief as the most practical means of state incentive for marriage but has indicated that it would come with drawbacks.The University of the West Indies lecturer said that the shrinking of the personal income tax net meant that thousands of people were already beneficiaries in 2017…

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Church leaders, lawmakers to clash over abortion

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When legislators meet at Gordon House tomorrow to debate Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn’s motion for abortion to be decriminalised, outside, a convoy of more than 100 church leaders will assemble for a pre-emptive strike…

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R&B singer James Ingram dies at 66 after battle with brain cancer

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R&B star James Ingram has died at the age of 66. Media reports suggest he had brain cancer. Longtime friend Debbie Allen confirmed Ingram’s death in a post on Twitter. 

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Ja will need 98,000 health and education professionals by 2040 - IDB study

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A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has found that Jamaica will need approximately 49,000 teachers, 12,000 doctors and 37,000 nurses by the year 2040. The IDB says this was one of the findings of its “Education and Health:…

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Totally Illogical! … Warmington objects to Petrojam drafting own forensic audit terms

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State Minister Everald Warmington has objected to an announcement by the Office of the Prime Minister that the embattled oil refinery, Petrojam, drafted the terms of reference for a forensic audit at the entity.

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