Pinnock steps back - CMU president takes six-week break to facilitate FID corruption probe

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The president of the scandal-hit Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Professor Fritz Pinnock, is to proceed on six weeks leave amid ongoing corruption investigations involving former Education Minister Ruel Reid at a number of agencies of the…

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Senate walkout serves no practical purpose, says JCC

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Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President Lloyd Distant says that no good can come from a parliamentary walkout by either Government or Opposition members, saying that the move was counterproductive to the delivery of wholesome legislation to…

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JHTA: Airbnb not just a small man’s hustle

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WESTERN BUREAU: With rates ranging from US$10 to US$4,140 per night, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) is contending that local Airbnb-type operators cannot be considered as “just a small man’s hustle”. JHTA President Omar Robinson,…

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St James residents tackle councillors on water, light issues

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Western Bureau: Mark McGann and Anthony Murray, the councillors for the Somerton and Rose Hall divisions, respectively, in the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC), have declared that they will be giving serious attention to resolving the…

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We need to do more to tackle trafficking, Chang admits

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WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that Jamaica’s continued failure to rise from the Tier 2 ranking in the United States’ 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report is due to deep-seated cultural issues and a lack of adequate…

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News Briefs

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Retired cop pepper-sprayed in traffic stop gets bail extended Retired Superintendent Altermorth ‘Parro’ Campbell, who was pepper-sprayed by a cop during a traffic stop in St Andrew last month, had his bail extended when he appeared in the Kingston…

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Uchence Wilson Gang Trial | Prosecutors use phone data to advance case against alleged gangsters

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Prosecutors have zeroed in on cellular data acquired from the island’s two main telecommunications companies and mobile phones seized from alleged gang members to further advance the position that reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his alleged…

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Accident and emergency department at Princess Margaret Hospital reopens after multi-million dollar renovation

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The Accident and Emergency Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas has officially reopened following extensive rehabilitation and expansion work. The multi-million dollar renovation includes the acquisition and installation…

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McKenzie seeks talks with commish following attacks on local employees

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Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has requested a meeting with Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson to discuss ways to provide greater protection for persons employed to local authorities. The move follows separate incidents…

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Former Brazilian official claims he helped with US$2M bribe to secure 2016 Olympic Games

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Former Rio de Janeiro Governor Sergio Cabral has claimed that he helped pay a US$2 million bribe to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to the Brazilian city. Cabral, who served two terms as Rio state governor from 2007 to 2014, spoke out during a hearing…

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