Social media clampdown - Broadcasting Commission wants to police online sites

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The Broadcasting Commission has urged the Holness administration to increase its oversight responsibility beyond free-to-air electronic media to policing social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. Citing growing concerns about…

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Political blunder! - Opposition stands alone as J’cans side with Gov’t on SOEs

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Political commentator Dr Paul Ashley has argued that the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) should have taken its concern regarding the “unconstitutionality” of prolonged extensions of the states of emergency (SOE) to court, noting that it…

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Uchence Gang Trial | Former gangster outlines hierarchy of Uchence Wilson Gang

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A former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang yesterday gave details about the leadership structure of the criminal organisation as the trial for Wilson and his 23 alleged cronies continued at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. Identifying…

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Parties’ election engines roar in Portland East

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Manchioneal, Portland: As the race to win the hearts and minds of the electorate in Portland East heats up, the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) are pulling out all the stops to give their candidate the…

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Arthur Williams appointed high commissioner to Trinidad

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Former senator and attorney-at-law Arthur Williams has been appointed Jamaica’s new high commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith made the announcement yesterday. Williams…

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Hotelier Wallace is new Negril Chamber boss

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Western Bureau: Prominent hotelier Richard A.M. Wallace is now the new president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce And Industry. Wallace was selected for the job at the chamber’s recent annual general meeting, where a new team was identified to…

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SVL denies taking over racing industry

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The Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) yesterday said that it has not taken over Jamaica’s racing industry but is the promoter and operator of Caymanas Track through its subsidiary Supreme Ventures Racing…

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Sector group wants urgent update on JamaicaEye cameras

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WESTERN BUREAU: Winston Lawson, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), wants a swift update on plans to install some 300 new security cameras in St James under the JamaicaEye initiative. The call comes against…

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TAJ extends opening hours at tax offices for filing deadline

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With three days to the March 15 tax filing deadline, Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has extended opening hours at tax offices to facilitate taxpayers who may need last minute assistance. TAJ says during this week tax offices will operate from 8:…

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Tourist killed in Ocho Rios crash, another dies from heart attack

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The Jamaica Tourist Board and Jamaica Vacations are now assisting the families of two cruise ship passengers who died tragically in Ocho Rios, St Ann, yesterday. According to a statement from the Tourism Ministry, one of the tourists was killed in…

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