Dead end - Myrie fingers late councillor as man behind Petrojam sponsorship request

Gleaner on May 15th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) director Lionel Myrie has pointed the finger at late Councillor Owen Palmer as the person who asked him to forward two requests for donations totalling just over $19 million to the state-owned oil refinery…

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Phillips wants oversight for Integrity Commission

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Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has taken a step to have a parliamentary oversight committee be established to monitor the Integrity Commission. Phillips tabled a resolution on the matter in the House of Representatives yesterday afternoon,…

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Technology in Focus | Smart city plan could ease traffic woes, spur growth

Gleaner on May 15th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Traffic congestion and lack of adequate parking spaces in New Kingston could be history if it were to successfully become the country’s first smart city, information technology experts and members of urban planning academia have stated. The…

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PM touts Rio Cobre fix to water crisis

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Amid the ongoing water crisis in sections of the Corporate Area, the Andrew Holness administration is to spend billions of dollars to increase storage capacity and provide greater security for the future. A key project to be undertaken is the…

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PM triggers NIDS uproar with Portia-era T-shirts, posters

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday detailed to Parliament what he said was evidence that there was major spending on the National Identification System (NIDS) under the former People’s National Party administration led by Portia Simpson Miller…

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Mystery fumes cause panic at CSO again

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It was a case of déjà vu yesterday as noxious fumes disrupted operations at the Jamaica Post’s Central Sorting Office (CSO) and a Sutherland Global BPO office along South Camp Road in Kingston. According to one employee at the CSO, from as early…

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Teen killed in triple shooting near ‘Price Rite’

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Businesses on Chancery Street near Meadowbrook in St Andrew were forced to close early yesterday in the wake of a gun attack that claimed the life of a 19-year-old man. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the Meadowvale Seventh-day Adventist…

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PDV Caribe hires attorney Michael Hylton

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PDV Caribe SA, a subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the Venezuelan firm that up to recently held a 49 per cent stake in Jamaica’s state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, has selected legal luminary Michael Hylton, QC, to represent it….

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Fast-food joints to serve up healthier meals

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A number of fast-food chains are expected to increase the range of healthy or light menu options to consumers in a few months in keeping with the Government’s recently announced wellness push. Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton…

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Gas prices to go down $1.64 Thursday, diesel by $0.01

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Gas prices are to go down $1.64 on Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $134.20 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $141.06. Automotive diesel oil will go down by $0.01 …

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