Gov’t Internet access plan faces challenge as USF revenues bleed again

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Jamaica’s push to give vulnerable communities access to the Internet could be impacted as revenues for the main driver, the Universal Service Fund (USF), are waning.

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PM declares states of public emergency in Westmoreland, Hanover and St James

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced states of public emergency for the parishes of Hanover, Westmoreland and St James amid increasing murders.Holness made the declaration a short while ago during a press conference at Jamaica House.”We must…

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Man held in Skyers probe to be released - Two remain in custody as cops await forensic evidence

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Sleuths probing the murder of eight-year-old schoolgirl Shantae Skyers in the Sterling Castle Heights community in St Andrew are still trying to piece together information to figure out who committed the gruesome act. Assistant Superintendent…

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Cops not suspended - Probes launched into alleged rogues’ access to resources, escape of accomplice

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The three policemen who allegedly shot a man to death in St Catherine early Sunday morning before engaging an off-duty colleague in a high-speed chase and a fierce gunfight had been removed from front-line duties, but not suspended, a high-ranking…

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Chuck yet to table citizenship legislation for MPs

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Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has failed to follow through on promises he made a year and a half ago to deliver legislation to make it be mandatory that only Jamaican citizens can stand as candidates for member of parliament. In 2017, there was a…

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Crawford helping Portland students to find right CSEC formula

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Port Antonio, Portland: Opposition senator and People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker for Eastern Portland, Damion Crawford, devoted his time on the weekend to teach dozens of students from different high schools in the parish who are preparing to…

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JGRA renews call for transparency in Petrojam’s oil pricing regime

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The Government is once again being urged to place the troubling oil pricing mechanism at the State-owned refinery Petrojam under urgent review in order to make the process more transparent to the public. President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers…

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Senior cop insists she arrested alleged gangster

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With the defence attorneys trying to poke holes in her credibility yesterday, an assistant superintendent of police insisted she was not changing her story in relation to the details of her evidence about the arrest of alleged members of the…

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Jealous countries trying to block new UWI campus – Antigua PM

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Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has blasted some Caribbean countries for habouring what he described as petty jealousy for opposing moves a to establish a campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) in his country. “…

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Transport Authority urges drivers to fall in line as it prepares to open routes

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Unlicensed transport operators are being urged to use the extra time to get compliant with the law ahead of the liberalisation of the system that will take effect on June 3, as the Transport Authority is insisting that there will be a zero-…

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