Private prosecutor? - FID could engage attorney to work with Crown to pursue case against Reid, co-accused

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There are indications that the corruption charges filed against sacked Education Minister Ruel Reid and his co-accused will be prosecuted by private attorneys and not the prosecutorial arm of the State. Jamaica’s top prosecutor, Paula Llewellyn,…

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MoBay mayor welcomes Church’s backing in looming Pride lawsuit

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WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is expressing gratitude to the Church and some members of the public for their support as he prepares for his legal face-off against gay-rights group Montego Bay Pride, which is set to begin in the…

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$30m spent to repair vandalised JUTC buses in a year

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Taxpayers have forked out at least $25.9 million since October last year to carry out repairs on 98 buses operated by the cash-strapped Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) due to vandalism. Of the 98 buses, 18 sustained damage to the windshield,…

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Parchment: Fraud one of few growth industries in Ja now

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Western Bureau: Lloyd Parchment, the co-chairman of the Anti-Fraud Committee of the Jamaica Bankers Association, says fraudulent activities have emerged as an area of major concern in the island in recent years. “A lot of persons might not realise…

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Dumping billions - Firing up NSWMA divestment train could save country $7b a year, says management

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As the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) strolls towards its divestment goal, Chairman Dennis Chung has revealed that the country could be losing out on billions of dollars in potential investment. In fact, speaking at a Gleaner…

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News Briefs

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Two arrested on gun, ammo charges One man was arrested on reasonable suspicion of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition in Berrydale, Manchester, on Thursday. Reports from the Porus police are that about 5:45 p.m., lawmen were conducting…

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Defence protests document’s disclosure

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Manchester: The defence counsel strongly opposed the disclosure and submission of a CR-12 document on Thursday in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, citing that the documents were served late and unacceptably and…

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Hangover values from slavery hurting us, says Phillips

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WESTERN BUREAU: Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips says poor and outdated colonial values and attitudes are hindering Jamaica’s efforts to achieve economic growth and prosperity. According to Phillips, the cultural experience of the plantation…

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family affair - Court hears that Reid instructed Pinnock to hire wife at CMU as charges against five are outlined

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Discarded Education Minister Ruel Reid is alleged to have sent WhatsApp messages to Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Professor Fritz Pinnock instructing him, among other things, to hire his wife, Sharen Reid. Reid’s wife, 49, is…

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Motorcyclist deaths jump 47 per cent…surges past the 100 mark

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A total of 25 persons were killed on the nation’s roadways last month, the lowest figure recorded for a single month this year. Further, according to the latest figures published by the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, the…

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