Vaz boycotts political code of conduct signing

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

By: Gareth Davis Sr. Port Antonio, Portland: Disappointed in what she claimed was a failure on the part of the Office of the Political Ombudsman to repond to slanderous social media posts against herself and family, Ann-Marie Vaz, the Jamaica…

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Scammers use WhatsApp hoax to lure recruits to Up Park Camp

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An apparent scam forced the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) yesterday to accommodate the registration of thousands of young people from across the island who responded to a WhatsApp hoax that was being circulated. Daily, the JDF invites 80 to 120…

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Disarm them! - FLA to carry out major revocation of gun licences out west

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

Western Bureau: Several licensed firearm holders in western Jamaica could lose their guns in short order as the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is not satisfied, based on alleged flaws in their character and other disqualifying factors, that they…

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Corruption crisis in St Mary - Mayor slams municipal officials for building breaches

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Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary is warning officers of the St Mary Municipal Corporation against improper conduct in the handling of building plans and permits and is threatening to report suspected cases to the Public Service Commission. At…

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Poll says businesses affected by roadworks should be compensated

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The results of an RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll revealing that 72 per cent of Jamaicans believe that businesses should be compensated for losses incurred as a result of major road projects now under way in the Corporate Area, have found…

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Markus regrets harsh comments, but urges Buju to be better father

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Despite a gesture of reconciliation towards Buju Banton, his son Mark Myrie Jr has implored the dancehall star to be a better father. The two were allegedly involved in an altercation two days before Banton’s major Long Walk to Freedom concert at…

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Uchence Wilson Gang Trial | Witness denies taking revenge against alleged former cronies

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Defence attorneys yesterday suggested that a witness, who is said to be a former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang, gave evidence against his former alleged cronies as an act of revenge. Attorney-at-law Richard Lynch said that the witness…

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MOE being audited amid claims of corruption

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The Education ministry is one of two state agencies that are now the subject of separate performance audits being conducted by the Auditor General’s Department (AGD). The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is the other agency. The audits, according…

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Mico gets $5m from NCB for maths competition

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With the first ever International Mathematics Teaching Summit days away, a list of pre-event activities are already creating a buzz. As part of the upcoming event is the first of its kind Mico University College-National Commercial Bank (NCB)…

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Editors’ Forum | Academy alive and well – JDF head

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

Chief of defence staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Lieutenant General Rocky Meade, has set a 10-year timeline for the newly opened Caribbean Military Academy (CMA) at Up Park Camp, St Andrew, to achieve the necessary accreditation status in…

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