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Another Integrity Commissioner resigns

Gleaner on January 11th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica’s fledgling anti-corruption body has again been reduced following the resignation of Dr Derrick McKoy. McKoy submitted his resignation letter recently to chairman of the Integrity Commission, Seymour Panton, The Gleaner understands. A…

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One confirmed St James dengue death in 2019

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WESTERN BUREAU: St James recorded one confirmed death from dengue fever in the past year, medical officer of health for the parish, Dr Francine Phillips-Kelly, has revealed. While addressing Thursday’s monthly meeting of the St James Municipal…

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‘I can’t explain what I feel’ - Residents in murder-hit communities live in fear after two killed in gun attacks

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Tears streamed down the face of a 67-year-old woman as she scanned the room which was once lit up by the smile of her granddaughter, Neffertiti Roache. “I will be all right. But right now, I cant explain how I feel,” said the woman yesterday, when…

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Homeowners tussle with managers at New Harbour - Maintenance fee delinquency triggers row over gate access

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A war of words between homeowners and a citizen association is threatening to erupt into a legal fight over gate access privileges at New Harbour Village II, a sprawling housing development in St Catherine. New security measures triggered by a…

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Hubby of US politician’s aide charged for coke from Ja trip

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NEW YORK (AP): The husband of a top aide to New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has been charged with conspiring to import cocaine into the United States (US). Orlando Dennis, the husband of Heastie’s chief of staff, Jevonni Brooks-Dennis, was…

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More WhatsApp messages show web of conspiracy, prosecutor charges

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PORUS, Manchester: As more messages from WhatsApp conversations emerged in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillion-dollar fraud trial yesterday, the prosecution is maintaining that the requests for money were arbitrary in nature….

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STEM school announced for Norwood

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WESTERN BUREAU: Member of parliament for St James North West, Dr Horace Chang, has announced plans for the construction of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school in Norwood, which is located in his constituency. The school…

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St Lucia PM in talks over medical university

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CASTRIES (CMC): The St Lucia government said on Friday that it was holding negotiations “with several institutions” to allow for the establishment of a medical university here. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, who is due to address the nation on…

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Dream land… Jamaican pilot makes first flight to Kingston

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Jamaica-born pilot Marlon Dean Dayes was this morning close to tears as he achieved his lifelong dream of flying a plane back to his homeland. The 26-year-old could not help but become a bit emotional as he accepted congratulatory hugs and applause…

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