11 hurt as lap-up taxi plunges into river

Gleaner on May 9th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Nine students were admitted to Percy Junor Hospital and two transferred to Kingston Public Hospital after a taxi in which they were travelling careered off the Grantham Bridge and plunged into the river below after colliding with another vehicle….

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Integrity role won’t jeopardise my independence – Monroe Ellis

Gleaner on May 9th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Following concerns raised by the People’s National Party (PNP) about the inclusion of independent bodies such as the Auditor General’s Department on the Integrity Commission, Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has indicated that she was never…

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Gov’t spent 2% of NIDS loan – Holness

Gleaner on May 9th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Though declaring that the contract that the Jamaican Government signed with PBS Solutions for the provision of hardware and software for its national identity project was “not fully executed”, Cabinet is exploring whether the State is in danger of…

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Nothing I can do that OCG can’t – Monroe Ellis - Says she can’t add value to Rooms sale report

Gleaner on May 9th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Auditor General’s Department will not be conducting a review of the report of the former Office of the Contractor General (OCG) into the controversial sale of Rooms on the Beach hotel by the Government and beach lands by the Urban Development…

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Educator slain on Teachers’ Day

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A day used to celebrate the nation’s teachers turned from joy to sorrow as the school community mourned the shooting death of educator Clevon Campbell at his Portmore, St Catherine, home in the wee hours of Teachers’ Day yesterday. Campbell was at…

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Bar buddies mourn slain cop

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Patrons at a bar near South Camp Road in Kingston were left in mourning yesterday as news surfaced about the death of Constable Toddmar Allen, who was assigned to the Mobile Reserve located nearby. Allen was among patrons at another bar in…

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Petrojam hired contractor to do work of in-house staff

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Senior executives at Petrojam and permanent secretary in the energy ministry, Carol Palmer, were left stumped for answers after lawmakers questioned the decision by the state-owned oil refinery to pay a Canadian firm US$55,000, or about J$7 million…

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Land title spree in St James - HAJ calls for residents to unlock equity in property

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WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of St James are being urged by the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) to take advantage of its mortgage discounts so that it can hand over to landowners the approximately 8,000 property titles it has in its possession. In…

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Beenie Man, Wisynco quench thirst in Waterhouse

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The plight of Waterhouse residents who have suffered from empty faucets in their homes for up to six months yesterday captivated the attention of dancehall star Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis, who mobilised his foundation to ensure that especially…

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EU budgetary support a signal of confidence in Jamaica - Wasilewska

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Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, says the continued budgetary support provided to Jamaica is a signal of trust in the country’s economic progress. “Budget support is a particular…

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