DENGUE WAR - $2b earmarked to intensify fight against disease, Christmas projects

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The Government has earmarked $1.3 billion, broken down into $15-million allocations, to each of the 63 constituencies across the island, to roll out a four-month sanitation, drain-cleaning and beautification programme. At the same time, with the…

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Douglas: They’re targeting me

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Councillor Kari Douglas has taken a swipe at her political colleagues, accusing senior members of the People’s National Party (PNP) of using news of her recent confrontation with a doctor at the Bustamante Hospital for Children as part of a…

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US presses Ja to plug gun pipeline

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The top American diplomat in Jamaica has questioned why local authorities have not been able to stem the flow of illegal guns coming into the island. At the same time, United States (US) ambassador to Jamaica, Donald Tapia, has disclosed that…

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LASCO won’t throw out tenants, says Chin

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Chairman of the LASCO Group of Companies, Lascelles Chin, has sought to assure business owners at the White Marl Small Industrial Complex that their operations will not be disrupted if his company is successful in acquiring the facility. Last week…

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Only INDECOM boss can force cops to talk

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A Full Court ruling that Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) officers have no power to compel police personnel under probe to answer questions during an interrogation has been hailed by the Police Federation as a landmark victory….

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Expulsion bid ‘reckless’ - Mayor pours cold water on resolution to boot Kim Brown-Lawrence

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St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis is dismissing a resolution to be tabled at Thursday’s general meeting by the minority councillors of the People’s National Party (PNP) to boot Brown’s Town Councillor Kim Brown-Lawrence, who is facing charges in…

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Alleged killer police impersonators nabbed in St James

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Western Bureau: The St James police are reportedly making headway into unmasking police impersonators who have been on a deadly rampage in the parish, driving terror into the hearts of residents. “We have identified suspects in the three most…

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Amaterra Group inks deal for first all-inclusive Marriott hotel in Jamaica

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The Amaterra Group has signed a deal with Marriott International for the first all-inclusive Marriott resort in the Caribbean to be constructed in Jamaica. The 800-room hotel is to be built in Trelawny with completion set for 2022. Amaterra’s…

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Gas prices down $0.09, diesel up $2.89

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Gas prices will go down by $0.09 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $129.56 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $132.39. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $2.89 per litre…

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Defending champs Clarendon College march into D’Cup final

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Clarendon College (CC) moved one step closer to successfully defending their ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup title, as they marched into the finals with a 3-0 win over McGrath High at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Wednesday. Despite Jalan Larman…

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