PAJ ordered to pay $40m to retired execs

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Jamaican taxpayers have again been asked to fork out a significant sum of money because of the failure of a government agency to fulfil its contractual obligations. In a ruling handed down last Friday by the downtown Kingston-based Court of Appeal…

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Vaz leads - Poll shows JLP candidate in command of East Portland by-election race

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The People’s National Party (PNP) could find itself losing a parliamentary seat it has held for the past 30 years come Thursday as the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Ann-Marie Vaz is leading her rival, Damion Crawford, in the East Portland race. This…

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Tufton: We have more than enough flu medication

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that there is enough medication available to treat cases of influenza A (H1N1) and other flu viruses in the island. Speaking with The Gleaner last night, Tufton indicated that the strong strain of the…

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Vendors left in the cold - Sellers say roadwork threatening livelihood

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While welcoming the ongoing road-improvement works in their communities, vendors along the Ferris to Mackfield main road in Westmoreland are concerned that no provision has been made for them to continue earning a living when China Harbour…

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Local human-rights groups back IACHR commissioner

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Human-rights advocates have come out in strong support of Margarette Macaulay following calls from local church and civil-society groups for Jamaica to withdraw its support for the former human-rights judge to serve a second term as a member of the…

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‘Warrior’ Crawford fires back at JLP challenger

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The People’s National Party’s candidate for the East Portland by-election, Damion Crawford, has fired back at his challenger’s political refrain that “beautiful speaking” cannot improve the circumstances of the constituency. In an advertisement…

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Holness: Traditional PNP supporters urging children to vote for change

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Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness says traditional People’s National Party (PNP) supporters are encouraging their children to vote for his party in the upcoming by-election. “As I stopped at a bar and I spoke with a few people…

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US Narcotics Control Report 2019 | INCSR report highlights fall in cocaine seizures, hints at impact of SOEs

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The latest International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) by the United States (US) Department of State has highlighted that there was a significant drop in the seizure of cocaine by the Jamaican authorities last year. The report indicated…

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US Narcotics Control Report 2019 | Jamaica remains major source of marijuana, cocaine trafficking

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Jamaica remains the largest Caribbean source country of marijuana and a significant transit point for cocaine trafficked from South America to North America and other international markets. Further, traffickers export Jamaica-grown marijuana to…

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US Narcotics Control Report 2019 | Ja, US to enter into new bilateral customs agreement

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The Jamaican and United States (US) governments are expected to this year sign off on a new bilateral customs mutual-assistance agreement. The agreement will provide a legal framework for the exchange of trade information between US and…

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