Caribbean snub - Regional ministers a no-show at death penalty Congress

Gleaner on February 28th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

BRUSSELS, Belgium: It appears that Caribbean countries have snubbed the organisers of the 7th World Congress on the Death Penalty now under way in Brussels, Belgium. “For the first time, we invited all the ministers of foreign affairs and ministers…

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Failed abortion brings family back together, says lobbyist

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A local charity group seeking to convince lawmakers to maintain the ban on abortion yesterday cited the story of an inner-city woman who tried three times to terminate her pregnancy without telling her spouse. In appealing to sentiment about…

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Death-penalty pressure to grow

Gleaner on February 28th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Europe might step up the pressure on Jamaica for its retention of the death penalty, which remains high on bilateral and multilateral agendas, the vice-president of the European Parliament has said. Addressing journalists after…

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CHEC to build Bernard Lodge Estates houses

Gleaner on February 28th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Cabinet has approved a deal between China Harbour Engineering Company and the Housing Agency of Jamaica for the construction of 1,900 housing solutions at Bernard Lodge, St Catherine. The development will be undertaken in six phases over 60 months…

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‘Corruption’ label crippling local contractors

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Jamaican construction firms are prejudicially labelled as corrupt and inept when their projects are hit by cost overruns and delays, but government and other stakeholders give foreign contractors a free pass for failure, a construction expert has…

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Sugar tax blowback - Pandohie chastises advertising attacks, possible levy

Gleaner on February 28th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Big Sugar has characterised as ill-advised and misguided a months-long media blitz against the sweetener and has warned that the militant campaign for a tax on sugary drinks will not achieve behaviour change. Any imposition of a sugar tax would…

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Waller, eGov Ja sued for wrongful dismissal

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Former CEO of eGov Jamaica Ltd, Herman Athias, is taking the government-owned entity and its chairman to court over what he calls “unjustifiable termination and unfair prejudice” based on a contract he had with the company. Athias, a technology…

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Cool it! - Ombudsman urges calm as East Portland race heats up

Gleaner on February 28th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica’s chief political referee, Donna Parchment Brown, is urging those jostling for control of the vacant East Portland seat to exercise restraint as temperatures run high in what is expected to be a hotly contested race. The partisan rallying…

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18 hours of TERROR - Gunmen slaughter eight persons in separate incidents in Westmoreland

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: Terror reigned in the parish of Westmoreland between midday Monday and yesterday morning as eight persons were killed by bloodthirsty gunmen in a murderous rampage that spanned several communities. “Di Devil tek wi parish from wi….

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Errol teaches dengue a lesson in PEP

Gleaner on February 27th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

When Errol Simpson Jr did battle in the first-ever sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam yesterday, he had already passed his toughest test – braving spells of vomiting, pain and a high temperature with a steely will that even dengue fever…

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