RJRGLEANER-Don Anderson Poll | Majority want qualified persons on public boards– poll

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With an overwhelming 75 per cent of Jamaicans in the latest RJRGLEANER Group-commissioned Don Anderson poll decrying the appointment of unqualified persons to senior positions in government, civil-society advocate Carol Narcisse says that this…

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No SLB guarantor - Phillips vows to end need for loan sponsor; give contract workers full-time benefits

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A People’s National Party (PNP) government led by Dr Peter Phillips would abolish the requirement for student loan guarantors. Phillips, the opposition leader and PNP president, committed yesterday that the repayment of student loans would only…

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Murder accused among three killed by licensed firearm holder

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The Police High Command is reporting that one of three attackers killed by a licensed firearm holder in Portmore was out on bail awaiting trial for murder. He has been identified as Isha Tomelin, 30-year-old construction worker of Newland Road in…

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J$25b Tinson Pen drain upgrade

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It could cost the Government about US$200 million (J$25 billion) to construct new drains in the Tinson Pen area of Kingston, National Works Agency (NWA) Chief Executive Officer E.G. Hunter has revealed. Major flooding in the vicinity of Tinson Pen…

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Portland East ready for nomination day

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PORT ANTONIO, Portland: After days of rigorous campaigning, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Damion Crawford and the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz will be nominated today to become their respective parties’ candidate for the April 4…

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Jarrett backs term limits for leaders

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Arguing that Jamaica has suffered from a crisis in effective leadership, business leader Earl Jarrett has suggested that term limits could serve as the best way for addressing the systemic weaknesses inherent in the country’s governance mechanisms…

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Uchence Wilson Gang Trial | pressures witness over gaps in statements

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A 21-year-old former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang yesterday rejected suggestions that he has been lying in his testimony as the trial for the reputed gang leader and his 23 cronies continued at the Home Circuit…

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‘No more guessing’ - ‘Butch’ hits out at culture of mediocrity; slams uncaring State for squatting plague

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Jamaica’s progress continues to be hindered by the failure of policymakers to combine common sense with data-driven research to better inform national decisions, bakery mogul and philanthropist Gary ‘Butch’ Henrickson has said. The chairman and CEO…

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Wehby is Diaspora Conference chairman

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GraceKennedy Group Chief Executive Officer Don Wehby has been named chairman of this year’s Jamaica Diaspora Conference, said State Minister Pearnel Charles Jr. Wehby will preside over the event in Kingston from June 16-20. “Mr Wehby is well…

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#EastPortlandBattle | EOJ now turning attention towards by-election day

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The Electoral Office of Jamaica says it will now advance its preparations for the Portland Eastern by-election on April 4. The agency says Damian Crawford was nominated as the People’s National Party representative and Ann Marie Vaz as the…

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