Keisha Prince appointed director of corruption prosecution on six-month secondment

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The Integrity Commission has announced the appointment of Keisha Prince as its director of corruption prosecution. Prince, a deputy director of public prosecution in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP), is being seconded to the…

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Cash crash - Collisions to drive up premiums as insurers rack up half a billion in losses from road carnage

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Jamaican insurance companies racked up underwriting losses totalling $570 million over the first half of this year, mainly because of the carnage on the roadways, which has claimed close to 400 lives. The more than half a billion dollar in losses…

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Jamaican companies not tapping CBI tax breaks – Tapia

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WESTERN BUREAU: Donald Tapia, the United States’ top envoy in Jamaica, is encouraging Jamaican business leaders to take greater advantage of the five to 20 per cent tax-free export arrangement embedded in the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI),…

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Get moo-ving! Gov’t looks to revive dairy sector

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The Government is seeking to revive the local dairy industry by boosting technical competence in breeding and genetic strategies to improve milk yields from cattle. The agriculture ministry said it is on a mission to slash the growing milk import…

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As smoke clears, May Pen market vendors wonder, ‘Now what?’

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As vendors prepare to pick up the pieces after fire ravaged the May Pen Market on Sunday afternoon, councillor for the Denbigh division, Joel Williams, has charged that improved security measures be placed on the agenda. In an interview with The…

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Old Harbour’s Weir rises from ‘accidental’ teacher to Principal of the Year

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“I entered teaching by accident.” It’s not quite the revelation you would expect from a LASCO-Ministry of Education Principal of the Year, but yesterday Linton Weir bagged top honours after the former agriculturist traded his fork for chalk and…

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Tesha Miller’s fate to be decided today

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A seven-member jury is today expected to deliberate on the fate of Tesha Miller, who is accused of ordering the killing of then chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas Chambers. Before adjourning court yesterday afternoon,…

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Mona Commons – déjà vu all over again

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Despite an endless number of eviction threats and pledges to regularise squatters on lands owned by The University of the West Indies, stakeholders and residents of Mona Commons are seemingly no closer to fixing a problem that took root some six…

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Clarke to address MP pay hike

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The question of whether parliamentarians should receive better pay and emoluments, which has been the subject of intense public discourse in recent weeks, will be raised today in the House of Representatives. Minister of Finance and the Public…

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Triple murder leaves Waterford in shock

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Shock and grief gripped a section of Waterford in Portmore, St Catherine, yesterday after three members of a family were shot dead in their living room shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday. The three – 74-year-old Pamela Russell, her daughter 48-year-old…

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