BUILDING ALARM - Two years after red alert, block-making anarchy rules as hundreds estimated non-compliant

Gleaner on December 11th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

After unloading two heaped wheelbarrows of marl and throwing in cement from a used sugar bag, a 20-something man gradually added water to his mixture yesterday and churned out 25 blocks. Under a zinc shed in eastern St Andrew, he is the labourer,…

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Petrojam attorney challenges Mollison

Gleaner on December 11th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

An attorney for Petrojam has challenged a claim by former general manager of the state-owned oil refinery, Howard Mollison, that he was asked to provide company directors with information after he complained that a 2016 report to Parliament had…

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Integrity Commission pledges intense monitoring of debushing works

Gleaner on December 11th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

As the Government undertakes a $1.3-billion sanitation, drain-cleaning and beautification programme, the agency tasked with the responsibility to provide oversight is signalling that it will carry out intense scrutiny of the works to ensure that…

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Water rate to go up by 4%

Gleaner on December 11th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

National Water Commission (NWC) customers will see an overall increase of four per cent in water rates, starting January 2020, following a decision by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to approve, in part, a tariff application by the company…

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One month only for SOE extensions

Gleaner on December 11th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The House of Representatives yesterday voted to extend the states of public emergency (SOEs) in five parishes along with the St Andrew South Police Division for only 30 days. This extension comes even as the parliamentary Opposition refused to…

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Robberies spike to pay lawyers of jailed criminals - security minister

Gleaner on December 11th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Some of the major armed robberies that have occurred across sections of Jamaica in recent months have been driven by criminals seeking to secure funds to pay legal fees for their cronies nabbed by the police. This was disclosed by Minister of…

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Life sentences for men convicted of beheading St Catherine mother and daughter

Gleaner on December 11th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The four men convicted of the 2011 murders of a St Catherine mother and her daughter have been slapped with life sentences.  Adrian Campbell and Fabian Smith were each ordered to serve 44 years being eligible for parole, while Roshane …

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Jamaica advances to Miss World final

Gleaner on December 11th, 2019 | File Under Entertainment News -

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh sang her way into the top 40 of the Miss World competition yesterday. Singh performed Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’ to win the talent competition. Keeping her opponents at bay with some strong vocals,…

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US revokes diplomatic visa for Ann-Marie Vaz, application for B1/B2 rejected

Gleaner on December 11th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Government Minister Daryl Vaz today confirmed that the United States diplomatic visa of his wife Ann-Marie has been revoked. Last month, Vaz disclosed that his US diplomatic visa was revoked with the US Embassy in Kingston advising that…

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Deadly Dover District attack was gang-related, says Chang

Gleaner on December 11th, 2019 | File Under More News -

National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, today revealed that last night’s deadly attack in Dover District in Kitson Town, St Catherine stemmed from a gang-related dispute. Chang disclosed that the dispute originated from the Corporate…

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