Airbnb scam - Tax-dodging villas charging US$5,000

Gleaner on December 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: The Government is being urged to crack down on lavish guest houses and villas operating under the guise of Airbnb interests that are charging thousands of US dollars per night while dodging tax authorities. Wayne Cummings, a past…

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Eviction bidstalls as squatters defy court order - Lyndhurst Road settlers praise Phillips for pleading cause

Gleaner on December 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A tense standoff between settlers on a property along Lyndhurst Road in Kingston and bailiffs armed with eviction orders was defused yesterday when East Central St Andrew Member of Parliament Dr Peter Phillips interceded on the residents’ behalf,…

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A Christmas Village like none other

Gleaner on December 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Especially for Professor Denise Eldemire-Shearer, who depicts her epic love for the holiday season by mounting her Christmas Village, which occupies an entire wall and more of her living room. It…

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Kingston sitting on a big one - Rupture to newly discovered fault line coud trigger 6.9 quake

Gleaner on December 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The complete rupture of a recently discovered fault line in the Kingston Harbour could generate a 5.8 to 6.9 magnitude earthquake, potentially having serious implications for the capital city located less than five kilometres away, according to a…

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JCF cops dissing DCs, says boss

Gleaner on December 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

District Constables (DCs) are dissatisfied with the treatment meted out to them by the members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to whom they report, and they are demanding that Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson address the…

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May Pen Market to reopen for Christmas

Gleaner on December 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Clean-up work on the burnt-out May Pen Market will begin next Sunday, and the shopping space is expected to be sanitised and occupied by December 13. Municipal authorities in the Clarendon capital have bowed to the will of vendors displaced by a…

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‘My family is innocent’ - Caretaker denies Waterford triple murder reprisal for Sikka Rhymes shooting

Gleaner on December 6th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

As investigators continue to probe the triple murder that rocked Waterford, Portmore, last weekend, there is a denial from the grandson of one of the victims that there could be a link between the killing and the shooting of entertainer Sikka…

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Gov’t rejects call for Styrofoam ban delay

Gleaner on December 6th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The Government says it will proceed with implementing the ban on locally manufactured and distributed Styrofoam products used in the food and beverage industry, which takes effect on January 1, 2020. This follows the implementation of phase…

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Boulders blocking section of Lady Musgrave Road, St Andrew

Gleaner on December 6th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The police are reporting that boulders are blocking a section of Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew after falling from a truck. The incident happened at the intersection with Seaview Avenue. The police say a team has been deployed to the area….

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Ward Theatre orchestra pit still in place, says KSAMC

Gleaner on December 6th, 2019 | File Under Entertainment News -

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation is maintaining that the orchestra pit at the under-renovation Ward Theatre has not been removed and will remain a feature of the 107-year old building. The issue was raised by some members of the…

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