Modern slavery - Lawmakers blast security companies for shafting guards, prosecution on the cards

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

All but one of the nearly three dozen private security firms contracted by government ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) are flouting the law either by short-changing their guards or not making maternity payments to females, an…

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Holness submitted additional info to Integrity Commission

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness last month submitted additional documents to the Integrity Commission based on queries the body made over his 2017 statutory declarations. Holness and several other serving and former parliamentarians, including Zavia…

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MLK’s niece urges Ja not to go down abortion road - Warns against America’s ‘mistake’ during tour of Kingston homes

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Dr Alveda King, the niece of one of United States’ most celebrated civil rights activists, Martin Luther King Jr, is appealing to Jamaican lawmakers to steer clear of making abortion legal in the island. King, an international human rights advocate…

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Robinson: Not appealing NIDS ruling the sensible thing to do

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The People’s National Party (PNP) has welcomed the decision by the Government not to appeal the recent Constitutional Court ruling on the National Identification and Registration Act (NIRA), on which the National Identification System (NIDS) was to…

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Another sentencing delay for cops in Kirkland case

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Constables Andrewain Smith, Durvin Hayles, and Anna-Kay Bailey will have to wait a few more days before they know if trial judge Justice Carol Lawrence-Beswick will grant them a non-custodial sentence, following submissions from defence attorneys…

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Driver flees as gunmen pepper delivery truck with bullets in St James

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: A delivery truck driver’s strong determination and skill in maintaining focus despite coming under a hail of bullets are credited for his and his co-workers’ escape from brazen gunmen who attacked them in what is believed to be an…

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Political ombudsman to investigate Tomlinson’s tweet

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

By the middle of next week, Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown expects to lay to rest all issues surrounding a tweet made last Wednesday by People’s National Party Youth Organisation President Krystal Tomlinson, likening Prime Minister…

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Justice Roy Anderson is The Gleaner’s reader ombudsman

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

As part of its continued commitment to resolve all public complaints relating to its content, The Gleaner’s reader ombudsman stands ready to hear your concerns. He is retired High Court judge, Justice Roy Anderson, who assumed duties in 2018….

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16,000 jobs expected from production of new nutraceutical

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2019 | File Under More News -

Approximately 160,000 additional jobs are expected to be created during the production stage of a newly patented nutraceutical being championed by the National Commission on Science and Technology. The product, Zon Teason, which was a plant…

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At least four NWC systems have dried up due to drought

Gleaner on May 23rd, 2019 | File Under More News -

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that at least four of its water supply systems have dried up as a result of ongoing drought conditions in sections of the island. The NWC says its Higgin Town, Dawson and Content plants in…

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