Dirk’s our man - Integrity Commission backs Harrison despite public spat over Rooms on the Beach report

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A member of the Integrity Commission has publicly rejected aspects of the contentious report on the sale of the Rooms on the Beach property, but insisted that its author, former Contractor General Dirk Harrison, has the full confidence of the…

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‘We were hoping it wasn’t her’ - 17-y-o May Pen High student found dead in Clarendon

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A missing teenage girl has been found dead in Clarendon, bringing to four the number of children killed within the last month. As her school community was getting ready to mobilise a search with her father yesterday, confirmation of news that the…

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Cuba: No US threat will make us desert Venezuela

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Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Inés Fors Fernández is calling on United States President Donald Trump to provide unequivocal proof that the 20,000 medical workers in Venezuela are actually Cuban military personnel. Accusing the US of spreading…

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Panton wants Integrity Commission gag lifted

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Integrity Commission member, retired Justice Seymour Panton, yesterday said that while the state body appreciates the country’s need for information on cases being probed, it has to adhere to rules of non-disclosure. Panton, a former president of…

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Biomedical gets Government’s first multimillion-dollar outsourcing contract

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Biomedical Caledonia Medical Laboratory Limited yesterday became the first private company to receive a multimillion-dollar contract from the $1 billion earmarked by the Ministry of Health and Wellness for the outsourcing of diagnostic services in…

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Family reaches out to businessman’s kidnappers in T&T

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The family of kidnapped Jamaican businessman Yohan Chin has placed a newspaper advertisement in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, ramping up efforts for a reunion as investigators continue to probe drug links to the case. In the…

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News Briefs

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Positive indicators but no oil find in Jamaica, says PCJ While indicators are relatively positive, Jamaica is not yet at a point where it can declare an oil find or predict with certainty the presence of oil and gas in commercial quantities in its…

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PM says water crisis could worsen, wants more money allocated for trucking

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told Parliament that the corporate area water woes could worsen as inflows to the National Water Commission (NWC) systems continue to decline. Updating Parliament on the crisis a short while ago, Holness…

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At least 15 fall ill during another noxious fumes episode at Central Sorting Office

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The Jamaica Fire Brigade is now combing the compound of the Central Sorting Office in Kingston to determine the cause of noxious fumes that have resulted in 15 people being rushed to hospital.

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