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Gov’t allocates $38 million for forensic audit into Petrojam oil losses

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Jamaica’s Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has announced that $38 million has been set aside for a forensic audit into oil losses at the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam. The money has been allocated to the Auditor General’s Department…

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HANDS OFF - Gov’t says it won’t comment on corruption probe by independent bodies as Opposition presses for update

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The Holness administration has labelled as “troubling” a call by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips for the Government to speak on the ongoing corruption investigations relating to the education ministry. In March, Education Minister Ruel Reid…

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Gleaner Editors’ Forum | Receptacles for storage of garbage to be mandatory, says NSWMA

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The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has warned that regulations are being considered to make it mandatory for Jamaicans to store their garbage in receptacles. This proposal has already been submitted to the Office of the Chief…

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Ja to list Caribbean’s first green stock bond

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Jamaica has been given the go-ahead to list the first-ever Caribbean green bond on the stock market, which will be used to raise money to fund environment-friendly projects. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement yesterday while…

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Barnes takes charge at IAPA - RJRGLEANER COO to continue press freedom fight across Americas

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One of the Western Hemisphere’s oldest and highly respected press freedom advocates, the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), has elected Jamaican media practitioner Christopher Barnes as its new president. Barnes, the chief operating officer…

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Pandohie urges action to close widening import deficit

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Business operators must guard against a sense of complacency as a result of the favourable economic outlook accorded to Jamaica by external ratings agencies in recent times, one of the country’s leading businessmen has warned. The president of the…

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Witness says more than $2m found in safe at accused’s home

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Mandeville, Manchester: An officer attached to the Financial Investigations Division (FID) revealed yesterday that during an operation at the home of one of the accused in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, there…

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College dean missing, feared drowned

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St Margaret’s Bay, Portland: Divers from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are expected to join the search for an educator who went missing on the weekend after he allegedly jumped off a bridge into the Rio Grande at St Margaret’s Bay in Portland….

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Holness stands firm on access to information claims

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has pushed back at statements made by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips about private discussions they had about two controversial resolutions. The resolutions, which would have increased the wait time for members of…

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Expect more lightning strikes with rising temperatures, warn experts

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Director of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, Evan Thompson, has said there are no instruments locally to record lightning activity but from anecdotal evidence, there has been more lightning in recent weeks. “Climate change suggests that we…

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