Petrojam plan - Government to seek public feedback on future of state-owned oil refinery

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The public will have a say in how the Government moves ahead with Petrojam in the wake of a report which recommended, among other things, that transfer of the management of the state-owned oil refinery to the private sector “provides the only…

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Powerful together - Phillips launches One PNP campaign as presidential election hits high gear

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As the People’s National Party (PNP) leadership race starts to sizzle, Dr Peter Phillips, the man trying to hang on to his job as president, fired several rounds at critics while reeling out his two-year report card at the Courtleigh Auditorium in…

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Williams: Petrojam to implement all auditor general’s recommendations

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Senior managers at Petrojam have been directed to craft a plan to implement all the recommendations made by the Auditor General’s Department in a damning audit of the state-owned oil refinery. Energy Minister Fayval Williams, who made the…

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Review committee rejects refinery’s upgrade proposal

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The plan by the Andrew Holness-led administration to commence the upgrade of the Petrojam by constructing a vacuum distillation unit (VDU) to diversify its operations into the production of asphalt has been rejected by the Petrojam Review Committee…

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Attempted murder-suicide rocks Lawrence Tavern

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A St Andrew family, though still in shock, is breathing a sigh of relief as their youngest sibling regained consciousness after her common-law husband 25-year-old Jermaine McKenzie took his own life, thinking he had strangled her to death yesterday…

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Plans in high gear for Martin Henry’s send-off this weekend

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Family members and residents of Ramble, St Thomas, came together over two days this week, sharing memories and laughter, as they prepared the final resting place for educator, public affairs commentator and Gleaner columnist Martin Henry. According…

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Patterson says Calabar’s anti-KC chant was disappointing - Former PM breaks ground for new gateway to be built at alma mater

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Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson said news of the vulgar anti-Kingston College chant spurred by the North Street-based school’s successful campaign to snap Calabar High’s multi-year Champs winning streak had left him feeling upset. Patterson, a…

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Golding questions waiver process in fishermen’s case - Bunting said trying such high-seas drug cases involving foreign states here impractical

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Two former Cabinet ministers who spearheaded the amendment of Section 20 of the Maritime Drug Trafficking (Suppression) Act in 2016 are questioning the circumstances under which the Jamaican Government granted a waiver of jurisdiction in relation…

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Cost of doing business still too high – JMEA

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The high cost of doing business in Jamaica continues to be a major hindrance to local operators and is a matter of major concern to the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA), its deputy vice -president, David Martin, acknowledged…

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Speid sticks to guns as ministry denies using scales to hide poor PEP results

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The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has taken Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President-elect Owen Speid to task over statements he made regarding the recent Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams. The ministry has rejected as false,…

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