Ethiopian Airways crash prompts ban on specific Boeing planes from Ja’s airspace

Gleaner on March 14th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The civil Aviation Authority has imposed a temporary restriction on Boeing 737-8 MAX and 738-9 MAX operating in Jamaica’s airspace until further notice. Operators who had flown the aircraft into Jamaica before receiving the directive from the…

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Not surprised! PSOJ boss agrees with poll blaming Wheatley and Petrojam board for mismanagement at refinery

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The findings of a RJR/Gleaner commissioned Don Anderson poll which shows that 27 per cent of Jamaicans hold the board of Petrojam, the state-owned oil refinery, responsibile for the issues outlined in the Auditor General’s report, come as no…

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CCJ revival! - Regional judicial body crafts plan to make court more appealing

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Unfazed by the chorus of voices from some jurisdictions across the Caribbean who have rejected, in referenda, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their final appellate court while choosing to remain with the Judicial Committee of the Privy…

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St James’ top cop moves to cramp murders in parish

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Western Bureau: While there are fresh jitters among stakeholders in St James as a result of the post-state of public emergency (SOE) spike in murders, Superintendent Vernon Ellis, commanding officer of the St James Police…

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Police give details of proposed pre-charge detention

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Member of Parliament for Central Manchester Peter Bunting yesterday invoked the state of public emergency (SOE) imposed in St James last year to illustrate his unease about a proposal by the police that the anti-gang law be amended to allow…

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EOJ says all set for Nomination Day in Portland Eastern

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The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reporting that all its systems are in place to receive nominations of candidates for the by-election in the constituency of Portland Eastern. Nomination will take place tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at…

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Potential abound for Jamaica, Botswana

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Revitalising the plethora of bilateral arrangements between Jamaica and Botswana will be the main focus of that country’s new ambassador, Collen Kelapile, who also hinted at leveraging his country’s know-how in the area of mining. This may include…

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Jamaicans who support Venezuela take-back misguided – former OUR boss

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Although almost twice as many people agree with the Andrew Holness-led administration’s compulsory acquisition of the shares in the Petrojam oil refinery, Zia Mian, former director general of the Office of Utilities (OUR) and Gleaner columnist,…

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Uchence Gang Trial | Attorney says witness lied in court

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Lloyd McFarlane, the attorney representing reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson, yesterday suggested that the Crown witness, who has been testifying since last week, lied when he said that his client was the leader and member of a criminal…

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Political ombudsman writes PM on alleged breaches of code in Portland East

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Alleged breaches of the Political Code of Conduct in Portland Eastern have, seemingly, irked Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown, prompting her to send a letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, demanding action. In the letter, dated March 13…

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