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Hush-hush backlash - Fired Petrojam GM blasts Ramharrack gag; open to talks on contract row with Gov’t

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A former general manager of the scandal-scarred Petrojam has asserted that non-disclosure agreements (NDA) have no place in the employment arrangement for public-sector employees. Further, Howard Mollison has signalled that he would be willing to…

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Ramharrack deal an offer they couldn’t refuse – Ashley

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The non-disclosure agreement (NDA) between Petrojam and its former unqualified human resources manager, Yolande Ramharrack, was not only expensive hush money, but has shut down all anti-corruption investigations where her testimony was paramount, says l

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‘We’re not dogs!’ - Deported mom of five blasts Gov’t for abandoning emigrants

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Fifty-five-year-old Pam (last name withheld), the lone female among 29 deported migrants who were processed at Harman Barracks after being sent from the United Kingston on a charter flight to Kingston yesterday, has castigated the Jamaican…

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Darian shines as family eyes dynasty of spelling stars

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Darian Douglas was a portrait of cool confidence as he spelt his way to stardom, his victory at The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee almost fated for the charismatic 11-year-old whose family sees him as the first in a line of…

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Bloomfield savagery foreign to Portland, says Phillips

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PORT ANTONIO, Portland: In a show of solidarity for slain Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday signed two condolence books on an eventful day that also saw tears flowing down the cheeks of…

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Cops probe if two persons killed Bloomfield

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PORT ANTONIO, Portland:
Police sleuths investigating the murder of Dr Lynvale Bloomfield are pursuing leads that more than one person may have attacked the 59-year-old medical doctor and member of parliament for Eastern Portland.

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PM eyes 50,000 hotel rooms in 10 years

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WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that Jamaica is poised to increase the number of hotel rooms by more than 50 per cent across resort cities and townships across the island in the next 10 years. “There’s a natural…

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R&D included in GDP analysis by 2020 – Clarke

Gleaner on February 7th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Research and development (R&D) will be included in Jamaica’s measurement of gross domestic product (GDP) as of September 2020 onwards, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has revealed. GDP measures a country’s economic activity and is…

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A seven-member jury was yesterday invited to question the credibility of several Crown witnesses who gave testimony in the trial of the three cops charged with the 2012 murder of 16-year-old Immaculate Conception High student Vanessa Kirkland.

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Briefs | Mastercard setting up shop in Jamaica

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Global payments and technology company Mastercard announced on Wednesday that it would be opening an office in Jamaica to deepen its Caribbean footprint. The office is expected to be opened in the first half of 2019. Puerto Rico is also expected to…

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