Police SOE bill rockets past $230m

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Taxpayers have forked out at least $232 million in a soaring bill related to deployment in the Government’s widening security crackdown across more than a third of the police divisions across Jamaica, but a plethora of absent data means that the…

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Sewage sore stinks - Millions flushed down the drain on defective Sav Hospital treatment plant

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has ordered independent auditors to probe expenditure on a dysfunctional wastewater treatment plant at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland after it was discovered that the project had racked up 180 per…

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Opposition demands proof of MOU court ruling

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The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it is stumped by Tuesday’s revelation by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang that the Supreme Court had ruled that Operation Anthem – the Peter Phillips-era electronic surveillance memoranda…

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Digital records will speed up healthcare, says Cornwall official

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WESTERN BUREAU: The planned US$8-million (J$1.1-billion) spend to build out a state-of-the-art healthcare information system will transform Jamaica’s outdated paper-based medical record infrastructure and expedite patient services, says Dr Delroy…

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Baby Moses still in hospital

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The baby dubbed ‘Moses’ who was found in a pit latrine in Cox Piece, St Mary, last week remains at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital under medical care, with the case being monitored by the Child Development Agency (CDA). CDA regional director,…

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Animator gets chance at real-life passion

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Lilo and Stitch, Looney Tunes and Static Shock were some of the animated series Raynaldo Marchalleck watched as a child. It’s that affinity for cartoons that piqued his interest in the lucrative and expansive animation industry, Marchalleck, who…

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MPs rage over ganja farm delay

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A chorus of discontent greeted a large contingent of technocrats from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) yesterday in Gordon House as lawmakers vented their frustration with the lacklustre approach by the Cannabis…

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Detectives question owner of killer truck

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Police have begun to interview the owner of the garbage truck that rammed into a taxicab before crushing to death a seven-year-old student of Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston on Monday. “There are no new updates other than we are questioning…

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Cabbie in HWT crash pleads guilty

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The men held in relation to the mowing down of two pedestrians on a sidewalk in Half-Way Tree last week have been charged. Chad Ingram and George Malcolm both appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday to answer multiple charges…

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Tapia defends US-Ja security ties

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United States ambassador to Jamaica, Donald Tapia, came out swinging yesterday, insisting that the relationship between Jamaica and his country remained strong. His comments follow a revamp of a pact inked in 2004 that allowed the US to eavesdrop…

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