$65M REVIEW - Gov’t shells out millions to examine Petrojam operations

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Approximately $65 million was paid to consultants to carry out the strategic review into the operations of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam, Energy Minister Fayval Williams has revealed. The disclosure came during yesterday’s sitting of the…

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Bunting: Petrojam violations couldn’t happen on my watch

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Peter Bunting, the man who wants to take the reins as president of the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) with his eyes set on Jamaica House, said the levels of alleged corruption, nepotism and cronyism which have engulfed a number of state…

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Defence attorneys seek to discredit witnesses in no-case submissions

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Defence attorneys yesterday continued to make no-case submissions, asserting that the evidence against their clients is weak. They insisted that the witnesses who testified were not at the alleged robberies and, therefore, their testimonies were…

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Attorneys outraged at alleged rogue cop’s detention at JDF HQ

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A defence attorney is questioning the basis on which her client, alleged rogue cop Constable Ramone Scott, is being held at Up Park Camp, the headquarters of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Scott and his co-accused Corporal Kirk Fraser were…

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Trelawny gets a new family court

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Western Bureau: The Trelawny Justice Centre, which was opened in April on a seven-acre property in Rock, on the outskirts of Falmouth, now has a fully established family court, thanks to the recent $45-million refurbishing exercise at the property…

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‘Small things have changed the world’ - Lady Allen encourages Shortwood Practising graduates to think big, rise above challenges

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“Think big and set your goals high.” That was the charge Lady Allen gave yesterday to the 126th graduating class at the Shortwood Practising Infant, Primary and Junior High School in St Andrew. “There is nothing in this world you cannot do once you…

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MoBay Chamber boss calls for coalition to tackle rising crime

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Western Bureau: While not slighting the current crime-fighting measures, businesswoman and journalist Janet Silvera, the new president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), thinks a national coalition is needed to address…

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Pantry invited to serve at CAS

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Former Director of Public Prosecution Kent Pantry has reportedly been invited to serve as an arbitrator by the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). Pantry is believed to be considering the invitation, which would see him serve on the…

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Gas prices up $3.06, diesel up $1.98 Thursday

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Gas prices are to go up by $3.06 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $129.21 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $132.04. Automotive diesel oil will go up by $1.98 per litre to sell for $134.06. The…

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Horizon inmate dead, correctional officer hospitalised

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An inmate is now dead following an incident at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in Kingston. A correctional officer is also hospitalised. The Department of Correctional Services confirmed the tragedy. But, it said would not provide further…

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