Ruel Reid Countdown - DPP to deliver opinion on criminal probe in five days; prosecutors combing through flood of documents

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In less than a week, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will hand over a report to the Financial Investigations Division (FID), giving details of its opinion on the criminal investigation being conducted into alleged wrongdoing by…

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Overnighting vendors create messy situation at Ocho Rios Market - Health department threatens to close facilities if toilet access problem continues

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Chief public health inspector for St Ann Leroy Scott has said that the closure of the toilet facilities at the Ocho Rios Market at night poses a health risk that could lead to the facility being ordered shut. Some vendors remain at the market…

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Hutchinson moves to prevent abuse of farm road funds

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Changes to the Farm Road Programme announced by J.C. Hutchinson during his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday were designed to check the ongoing misuse of state funds under the programme. The minister…

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Bipartisan support for Tourism Workers Pension Bill

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Senators on both sides of the aisle yesterday expressed their overwhelming support for the Tourism Workers Pension Bill, but recommendations were still made for amendments to the legislation as it was debated in the Upper House. Opposition Senator…

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JPS accounts for lion’s share of payout for utility breaches - OUR secures $39m for aggrieved consumers in first quarter

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The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that more than $39 million was paid out to consumers by utility providers in the first quarter of 2019 for service breaches of guaranteed standards. According to the OUR’s performance report for…

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MoBay’s Sunset Blvd renamed Godfrey Dyer Blvd

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WESTERN BUREAU: Sunset Boulevard – the stretch of roadway from the Sangster International Airport roundabout to the Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James – has been renamed the Godfrey Dyer Boulevard in honour of the renowned hotelier-…

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Manchester MC Fraud Trial | Documents drama continues to plague case

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Mandeville, Manchester: Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn has suggested that an independent examiner be hired to help bring closure to the weeks-long contention over documents between defence attorneys and prosecutors in the…

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News Briefs

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Woman charged after allegedly attempting to collect dead mom’s pension A St Andrew woman who allegedly attempted to collect her dead mother’s pension has been arrested and charged by the police. The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch…

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UPDATE: Victims of St Ann crash identified

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Details have emerged about the head-on crash that claimed the lives of a father and his son in St Ann this morning. The police have identified both men as Elkeito Mushette, 55, of Greater Portmore, and Sheldon Mushette, 29, of Spanish Town, both in…

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35 road deaths in June

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Thirty-five persons were killed in motor vehicle crashes last month. That’s according to the latest figures released by the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, which show that Jamaica averaged nearly 35 road deaths per month since…

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