Ramharrack’s predecessor was unilaterally dismissed by former Petrojam MD, PAC told

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Petrojam’s legal advisor has told a Parliamentary committee that resigned former managing director Floyd Grindley unilaterally dismissed human resource manager Rose Scott Heron two years ago. “He did not consult with me,” Tamara…

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$4m more

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Former Petrojam human resource manager Yolande Ramharrack received a gross separation payment that was nearly $4 million more than the figure disclosed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (…

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Pearl harbour

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The GraceKennedy Foundation is leading the charge to rid the world’s seventh largest natural harbour of mounting filth.

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Rats chase cops out of Area 1 HQ

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Western Bureau: A suspected outbreak of leptospirosis, which is being blamed for five of their colleagues suddenly falling ill, has forced police personnel operating out the old Area One headquarters in Montego Bay to vacate the building, where…

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Petrojam payout for escrow account

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The Holness administration has signalled that it will press ahead with its compulsory acquisition of Venezuela’s stake in Petrojam, committing to put the funds in an escrow account in a bid to escape United States sanctions. Jamaica’s…

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Tufton issues flu alert

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With a significant increase in the number of cases of fever and respiratory illnesses, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday put the country on alert for influenza. In a statement to the House of Representatives, Tufton said that data…

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Several detained in Central Village curfew

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Police in St Catherine South say they have detained several persons in a curfew aimed at quelling a deadly feud between gangsters in the Central Village community. “We have taken in several persons, but we are looking at four of them in…

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Ganja farmers could face insurance hurdles

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Local farmers seeking to operate large ganja farms as the country’s push towards developing a medical marijuana industry picks up momentum could find run into a brick wall try to insure their enterprises, according to Peter Levy, president of…

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Sancia Bennett Templer moved again

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Sancia Bennett Templer, the accounting officer in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), is to be transferred to the Ministry of Justice in a shake-up among some permanent secretaries. The changes were announced in a statement by Prime Minister…

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Fayval Williams is the new Energy Minister, Holness announces other changes

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon announced the appointment of Fayval Williams as the new Energy Minister amid the Petrojam scandal. He also announced other changes to the Executive and reassignments of permanent…

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