Money muddle - PAAC questions contractual arrangement, payments to US-based CMU consultant

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Gail Campbell Dunwell, a United States-based Jamaican, was given a two-year, J$20-million contract last January to serve as a consultant to the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), and by the end of the first year, she pocketed a shade under J$15…

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Local thugs could turn to weapons of mass destruction, Ellington warns

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Former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has warned that local gangsters could make the switch from small arms to weapons of mass destruction (WMD), imitating international terrorists and unleashing horrific acts on the Jamaican public. The…

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Edna principal’s future in jeopardy, says chairman - Harding stumped by revelations in Parliament over sexual misconduct at college

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WESTERN BUREAU: Chairman of the embattled Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Marigold Harding, has reacted with shock at the principal’s revelation that she had previously warned a lecturer who was recently sent on leave as a…

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One bullet, two victims - A Clarendon family’s struggle bouncing back from second tragedy after loss of parent

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The toll that violent crimes can take on families was made real for teenager Omarion Gayle and his stepfather, Delroy Lennon, who were both struck by the same bullet while inside their Oliver Gardens, Effortville, yard two years ago. On April 27,…

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Enough talk, time for action - LaTouche says lack of tangible results causing interest in Diaspora Conference to wane

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Despite wide-ranging discussions on issues affecting Jamaicans overseas and opportunities for their engagement locally at the biennial Diaspora Conference over the years, a belief that not much comes out of the talks has been fuelling an increased…

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Mt Salem welcomes latest ZOSO extension

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Western Bureau: While they are not entirely pleased with the restrictions, especially with regard to some aspects of their social life, some residents of Mount Salem in St James are in support of the latest 60-day extension to the zone of special…

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CMU defends decision to hire lawyer

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One attorney-at-law has suggested that the decision by the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) to hire a private attorney to challenge court orders obtained by the Financial Investigations Division (FID) could have been avoided had the government…

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Judge puts brakes on new documents

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Mandeville, Manchester: Presiding judge Ann-Marie Grainger yesterday rejected 29 documents the prosecution was attempting to have admitted into evidence as the $400-million Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial continued in the Manchester…

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Portia: Leave me out of PNP presidential race - Former party head says she won’t pick a side in looming Bunting-Phillips battle

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An endorsement from former People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller could have been a fillip to the campaign of either current leader Dr Peter Phillips and challenger Peter Bunting ahead of a September internal election. But…

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Morant Bay Urban Centre development ready to roll

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  Construction of the long-planned Morant Bay Urban Centre in St Thomas, contracted to China Harbour Engineering Company, will be launched officially on June 26. The US$49.8 million ($6.5 billion) centre, spearheaded by the Factories…

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