UTech wants $5b - University awaiting sign-off on staff numbers

Gleaner on February 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Administrators at the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica have agitated for the Government to hike its subvention by 136 per cent to almost $5 billion to cover the salaries of faculty. UTech is now awaiting the results of a staff-verification…

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Offer tax write-offs to cushion roadwork losses – PSOJ

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Businesses along Hagley Park Road that have haemorrhaged billions of dollars in losses from the Government’s months-long roadwork project should be offered tax write-offs as compensation for a precipitous fall in revenue. That’s the word from…

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Looming shutdown, layoffs prove Petrojam crisis – energy minister

Gleaner on February 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Newly installed Energy Minister Fayval Williams has defended the Jamaican Government’s decision to explore the possibility of shutting down Petrojam’s refinery portfolio and operating as an import terminal if the ageing state-owned entity fail to…

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Ganja dispensary to woo tourists to Falmouth

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WESTERN BUREAU: Ganja investor Balram Vaswani is positioning a multimillion-dollar ganja enterprise in the resort town of Falmouth to tap into tourism interest in Jamaica’s embryonic medicinal marijuana market. Kaya Herb House, a $33-million…

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Vendor seeks to block market demolition

Gleaner on February 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels, who is representing at least 70 vendors at the Constant Spring Market, has once against filed an injunction to bar the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) from demolishing the facility. The injunction…

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Gleaner on February 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

So Hungarys Prime Minister is concerned about population decline in his country Bold measures will be implemented - have 4 or more babies and you pay no more taxes for life I have a suggestion that would solve Hungarys population problems for life Impor

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Western cops muzzled after rat fiasco

Gleaner on February 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Growing scrutiny on crime data and an embarrassing rat infestation exposé at the old Area One headquarters in Montego Bay have caused rank-and-file police in western Jamaica to come under pressure from their…

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Sangster arrivals take off with low-cost options

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WESTERN BUREAU: Inexpensive fares offered by low-cost carriers are the key reason for the steady increase in tourist arrivals into Sangster International, the airport operator has said. Speaking at a meeting of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce…

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CLA issues 29 licences

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The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued 29 licences to 23 persons since the Authority’s inception.  According to Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) Trade and Investment Manager, Logistics and Infrastructure Don…

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Grange saddened at passing of playwright Aston Cooke

Gleaner on February 22nd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Culture and Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of playwright and cultural practitioner Aston Cooke. Cooke died today. “The news of Aston’s passing on this Jamaica Day is a blow for us all…

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