Why’s she special? - Holness faces scathing criticisms over separation payment to former Petrojam HR manager

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Opposition lawmakers yesterday pressed Prime Minister Andrew Holness in Parliament to find out what was so special about Yolande Ramharrack, the last domino to fall in a string of resignations at the corruption-plagued Petrojam. Ramharrack, who was…

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PM, ombudsman hit out at Bloomfield trolls

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown have warned against inflammatory social-media posts attributing the killing of Eastern Portland Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield to political hacks. Holness, in…

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Rapes plummet, but cops urge caution

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The police have warned Jamaicans not to celebrate too early despite a more than 50 per cent plunge, year-on-year, in rape reported in the first 33 days of 2019.

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Finding love in a click | At the heart of cyber dating , safety is key

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UWI combing through footage for clues into doc’s death

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Security officials at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, are combing video footage as they seek to uncover the mystery surrounding Monday’s discovery of the body of 69-year-old medical doctor Judith Rose-Spencer in a pond at the campus…

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Gay prisoners not denied access, says warder

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A warder in one of Jamaica’s maximum-security prisons has rubbished claims that gay, bisexual and transgender inmates are being denied access to resources that could contribute to their rehabilitation. The warder agreed with the findings of…

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Deposit refund scheme by mid-year

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Government has set a mid-year deadline for the start-up of a national deposit refund scheme that would see consumers being paid a minimum $1 for each polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic bottle delivered to…

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PNP: We’ll be ready for by-election

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While the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has said it is not yet focusing on the looming by-election to select a member of parliament (MP) for Eastern Portland as it mourns the late Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, party supporters believe…

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Vanessa Kirkland murder trial | ‘Odd, very odd indeed’

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Defence attorney Peter Champagnie has described as “odd” a Crown witness’ reaction when a .38 revolver was presented to him in court during the Vanessa Kirkland murder trial nearly four weeks ago. Champagnie quoted the witness,…

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JCF dismisses claims of recruitment drive in Mocho, Clarendon

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is distancing itself from a voice note being circulated on social media encouraging persons to attend the Mocho Police Station in Clarendon to participate in a recruitment drive this weekend. The JCF says it has…

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