$300m gas giveaway - Petrojam, Gov’t gave up chunk of revenue from price cut near elections

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Petrojam and the Government gave up revenue totalling close to $300 million because of the decision taken by former general manager of the state-owned oil refinery, Floyd Grindley, to shave $2 off the ex-refinery price of gasolene products around…

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Titchfield mourns promising student amid anxiety over others injured

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Port Antonio, Portland: Hours before 13-year-old Titchfield High School student Pranjal Jasti perished in an accident on Monday, the eighth-grader was harbouring high hopes as he attended an interview seeking to join the quiz team. Yesterday,…

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More heat on Holness

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Two prominent business leaders have renewed calls for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to address frontally issues surrounding his yet-to-be-cleared statutory declarations. Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President Howard Mitchell said…

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Oppressing workers could spark 1930s-type revolt – Roberts

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Danny Roberts, head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute, has warned against certain practices such as contract employment, noting that legislation should be crafted to address this issue, taking into account International…

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Palmer: $9m Petrojam donation not handled in usual manner - Permanent secretary confirms no estimate received for Sydenham project

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Petrojam has confirmed that it saw no supporting documents for work to be undertaken when it disbursed a controversial $9-million donation to the Sydenham Citizens’ Association in St Catherine. By contrast, the state-owned oil refinery confirmed…

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Use outsourcing money to improve public health facilities, Campbell urges Gov’t

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition Spokesman on Health Dr Dayton Campbell has bashed the plan announced by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to outsource some non-emergency surgeries and diagnostic tests to private contractors to ease the burden on public health…

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Vaz, Crawford cleared on by-election spending

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Director of Elections Glasspole Brown has given the green light to the two candidates of the April 4 East Portland by-election, telling The Gleaner yesterday that Member of Parliament Ann-Marie Vaz and the defeated Damion Crawford met the May 16…

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Sam Sharpe Diagnostic Centre to open next month

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: The new J$62-million Sam Sharpe Diagnostic and Early Intervention Centre, which has been established to assist at-risk youth, will be officially commissioned into service on Monday, June 3, with three diagnostic classrooms, an…

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Uchence Wilson Gang Trial | Accused fled when cops decided to search vehicle

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

An alleged member of the Uchence Wilson Gang, Lanworth ‘Zeeks’ Geohagen, attempted to flee police when they were about to conduct a search of his vehicle at the Bog Walk Police Station in St Catherine on December 2, 2017, the court was told…

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NEWS BRIEFS

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

 With the worsening drought severely impacting sections of the country, the National Water Commission (NWC) has issued a Prohibition Notice, effective May 24, making it an offence to waste water…

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