The future is bamboo - Jamaicans encouraged to go green with multiuse wonder plant

Gleaner on December 31st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Bamboo is being heralded as the perfect alternative to plastic and styrofoam products as Jamaica moves into a new phase on bans against materials that are largely considered to be harmful to the environment. “We are encouraging Jamaicans to grow…

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Police pain - Cops lament dislocation caused by use of transfers as ‘punishment’

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A female cop who resides in St Elizabeth with her young child and assigned duties in Hanover went to her union to complain after she learnt recently from her commanding officer that she was being transferred to Kingston. Sergeant Patrae Rowe,…

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GRUESOME! - Manchester man allegedly slashes 75-y-o father’s throat in grisly home murder

Gleaner on December 31st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

On a normal day, residents of Kiora, George’s Valley, would have awakened to the cool Manchester breeze and the coos of native birds. But yesterday was not ordinary. The rural district woke instead to blood-curdling screams for help about 5 a.m….

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First Christmas without sniper dad - Major Trevor Martin’s family hosts smaller get-together without patriarch

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Christmas for the Martin family was always packed with fun and laughter, with the orchestrator, Major Trevor Norman Martin, playing Santa Claus to just about everyone. This year, things were different. The family celebrated its first season…

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Red Hills Road staple, Xxtra Supermarket, to close doors Saturday

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Fifty workers will be out of a job this weekend as Xxtra, a staple supermarket on the cross-town corridor of Red Hills Road, will close its doors for good, succumbing to economic headwinds that its management said were too strong to battle. The…

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Private sector nudges PNP, JLP to break silence on gang links

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MoBay readies for glitzy 2020 fireworks display

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Residents of Montego Bay and surrounding communities are in for an explosive New Year’s Eve, courtesy of a collaboration between the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) and Pier One Restaurant. In an annual tradition made popular…

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News Briefs

Gleaner on December 31st, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Permits needed for use of fireworks As Jamaicans prepare to ring in the New Year, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ealan Powell is reminding persons that special permits must be granted for the use of fireworks. “Like any other event that…

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Police mutiny - Senior officers criticised as lazy, abusive, defiant of commissioner

Gleaner on December 30th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

In a stinging rebuke by the police union, high-ranking officers in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been accused of abusing their authority in approving transfers and other human-resource administrative action in a petty bid to punish…

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Over 70% of companies in danger of being struck off roll

Gleaner on December 30th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Thousands of companies across the commercial hub of Kingston and St Andrew face deregistration for failing to file their yearly returns, condemning them as illegal to operate. In a dozen full-page advertisements posted by the Companies Office of…

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