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On the Corner: In East Portland | Factories, water and roads lead the cry

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For the past three decades, Petal Brown says residents of Land Settlement, a housing scheme located in Anchovy, Portland, have been using stones to piece together some semblance of a roadway to get into and out of the community. The water pipe that…

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On the Corner: In East Portland | New MP urged to spark economic revival

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East Portland constituents in the Damion Crawford camp are demanding an economic revival for the mainly farming region, and they want a surge in jobs and road improvement to lead that transformation. “We facing a warm time as farmers,” lamented…

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‘They dumped my dead relatives’ - Lawsuit looms for Gov’t, CHEC over claim ancestors tossed into roadwork rubble

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An aggrieved man is threatening to sue the Government and works contractors China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) after the remains of several of his relatives cannot be accounted for, following an exhumation to facilitate the widening of the…

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Small businesses cry foul at lenders - But DBJ says loans tailored for every operator

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Bureaucratic protocols and inflexibility at commercial banks and the Development Bank of Jamaica have been cited by micro and small entrepreneurs as stumbling blocks to innovation and expansion, denying them capital for deeper investment. According…

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DBJ braces for loan rush

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The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is bracing for a rush on the lender from entrepreneurs wanting to break into the market in the wake of a boost in loan funding and tax cuts that take effect on Monday. Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke…

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Male-run state a hindrance to abortion consensus, says rights advocate

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At least one human rights advocate is blaming the inability of government ministers to reach a consensus on abortion on the fact that the country’s Parliament is predominantly patriarchal. Feminist Joan French said that parliamentarian Juliet…

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Cops probe murder of ‘Oney British’

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Just days after the leader of the popular ‘British Link-up Crew’, Owen ‘Roy Fowl’ Clarke, was buried, another member, Alphanso ‘Oney British’ Harriott, was shot and killed on Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew on Friday night. A report from the…

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On the Corner: In East Portland | New MP urged to spark economic revival - Jamaica Gleaner

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East Portland constituents in the Damion Crawford camp are demanding an economic revival for the mainly farming region, and they want a surge in jobs and …

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Five years after fire, computers at Tacky High still not replaced

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Five years after a fire destroyed a section of the Tacky High School in Gayle, St Mary, the school is still not back to the condition it was in before the blaze took place, according to principal Errol Bascoe. “No, we’re not back at where we were,…

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Land-grab anxiety - Residents await payouts as roadworks gobble up property

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Landowners along the US$25-million Ferris to Mackfield road rehabilitation project in Westmoreland say they are still awaiting word on when they will be compensated for properties that have been acquired by the Government to facilitate the 13.36km…

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