Billion-dollar bushing battle - Opposition, RADA trade blows in scandal allegations

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Fending off allegations of a billion-dollar scandal involving bush-clearing contracts in Eastern St Thomas from 2017-2018, the board of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has denied impropriety, warning the Opposition to put up or…

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FORWARD WITH CHINA - Holness talks up deepening relationship with Chinese as more investments, exports set to flow

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday revealed that the Chinese government has indicated an interest in rolling out major investments in the Caymanas Economic Zone. Addressing Parliament last night, Holness said that his working visit to China…

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McLean touts sanctions for CMU contract breaches

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Acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr Grace McLean, has admitted to breaches in implementation contracts amounting to $218 million carried out by Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) to build and expand…

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CMU ‘variation cost’ bombshell

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Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis divulged a shocker yesterday during a meeting of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) when she revealed that the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) submitted to the education ministry variation costs in…

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Friendly fire cover-up? - As accused walks free, new questions emerge of police conspiracy

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A chorus of outrage and condemnation erupted five days before Christmas in 2013 after news broke that gunmen had shot and killed a district constable and wounded one of his colleagues, a female corporal, as they attempted to arrest a wanted man in…

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Tesha Miller Trial | ‘Mi no come here fi tell lie’ - Witness rejects suggestion that he made up his story

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The prosecution’s star witness has rejected suggestions by a defence attorney that he lied in his sworn testimony against Tesha Miller, who is accused of ordering the 2008 murder of then chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, Douglas…

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9-y-o suspected of taking life in St Mary - Therapist urges parents to respect children, be alert for telltale signs of suicide

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WESTERN BUREAU: A pall of gloom hung over the community of Mason Hall near Port Maria in St Mary yesterday as residents awoke to the shocking news of a suspected suicide by nine-year-old Jaden Grant. The St Mary police told The Gleaner that on…

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Children urge parliamentarians to protect them

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Children of the nation took desperate pleas right where it mattered yesterday, telling parliamentarians to implement tough measures that will punish those who set out to hurt them at their greatest vulnerability. It was the first time in Jamaica’s…

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Manchester MC Fraud Trial | Elliott’s net worth estimated at $255m

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A financial forensic examiner from the Financial Investigations Division (FID) revealed yesterday that in his capacity as a lead investigator in the multimillion-dollar Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud trial, he calculated the net worth of…

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JC to face STATHS in Manning Cup final

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New champions will be crowned in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup after Jamaica College defeated Kingston College 5-4 on penalties, after a 0-0 regulation time scoreline, in Wednesday’s semi-final at the National Stadium, to join St Andrew…

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