Insurance hazard - Study finds most motorists driving without coverage

Gleaner on February 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

More than half the vehicles in Jamaica are uninsured, a statistic that is of huge concern to road-safety officials and one which the police consider “frightening”. A study conducted by the Jamaica National Group, based on data culled…

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Cops lose appeal in INDECOM ruling

Gleaner on February 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of eight former members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who were found guilty on July 28, 2014 of failing to comply with a requirement of the Independent Commission…

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Navardo Griffiths: from coma and amputation to Paralympics dream

Gleaner on February 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

After being revived from a coma that lasted roughly one year and six months, then waking up to realise he could no longer walk, 31-year-old Navardo Griffiths now has his eyes set on representing Jamaica at the 2020 Paralympics…

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Psych evaluation ordered for accused baby snatcher

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Parish Court Judge Vaughn Smith has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for Peta-Gaye Ffrench, who is accused of stealing a day-old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital on January 9…

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Happy hour for used liquor bottles - Red Stripe doubles price for returns but insists there’s no shortage

Gleaner on February 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Faced with a 10 percentage-point drop in the rate of used bottles and high costs of purchasing new ones for its products, beer manufacturing, production and distribution company Red Stripe has been forced to double payment for each bottle returned…

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Most Windrush victims J’can, says Ahmad - Compensation details to be known in weeks

Gleaner on February 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

British High Commissioner Asif Ahmad has revealed that more than half of the British government’s Windrush Generation cases registered under the compensation scheme are Jamaican…

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Former CHEC worker awarded $700K for injuries

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A former labourer at the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been awarded more than $700,000 for general damages resulting from his personal injuries, loss and damage he sustained during the course of his employment, arising from the…

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Paulwell: Gov’t failed to implement bad gas recommendations

Gleaner on February 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Shadow Minister on Energy Phillip Paulwell is scolding the Government for what he calls a failure to implement recommendations from the 2016 bad-gas saga. In a statement yesterday, Paulwell called on Energy Minister Fayval Williams to update the…

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NWC pursuing temporary solution for Ferry pipeline break

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The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it is using emergency contracting and procurement procedures to implement an interim measure to provide more water to areas impacted by the unrepairable break on the Ferry Transmission Pipeline…

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PNP alarmed at increased violence against women

Gleaner on February 19th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Spokesperson on Gender Affairs Natalie Neita says the opposition wants the government to introduce a programme to assist at-risk families with coping mechanisms to lessen the frequency of domestic violence. In a statement today, Neita expressed…

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