Visa revocation, CARICOM division and more… What Holness, Pompeo told the media

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness and United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this afternoon faced four questions from members of the media following bilateral talks at Jamaica House. Pompeo, who arrived in Kingston last evening also held…

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Data to drive gov’t works campaign

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A major infrastructural programme about to be rolled out by the Government will tap into smart technology and be anchored on a rigorous maintenance regime. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday unveiled the Greater Infrastructure Development…

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‘Orgy of looting!’ - Bunting says PM hiding from bowling on CMU scandal

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Charging that claims by Karl Samuda, minister with responsibility for education, that the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) had no challenges in its daily operations at this time, Peter Bunting, the opposition spokesman, said that the school’s…

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Opposition hammers Charles over CMU gag order

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When Opposition Member of Parliament for South East St Ann, Lisa Hanna, repeatedly refused an order to sit down yesterday afternoon, it was evident that Speaker Pearnel Charles Sr was facing open mutiny in the House of Representatives. With his…

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Censure fight! - Charles, Robinson square off over motion to chastise Speaker

Gleaner on January 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles yesterday fought strenuously to shut down a motion of censure against him – the first of its kind to be moved against any Speaker in more than five decades, according to former editor of…

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Woman loses third relative to gun violence

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Jerome ‘Erica’ Vidal could not hold back the tears. Reeling from pain she knows too well, the Hermitage resident tried to come to grips yesterday with the tragedy of losing a third relative to crime. Two of those deaths were the result of gang ­war…

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Pompeo arrives amid divided CARICOM - Johnson Smith: Jamaica not obligated to fall in line with regional group

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United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Kingston yesterday evening amid a clamour of controversy in CARICOM, but Jamaica’s Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson Smith rolled out the welcome mat and delivered a sharp retort to the…

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12 western Jamaica businesses fined for breaching plastic ban

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National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that 12 businesses in Western Jamaica were today convicted for breaches of the ban on single-use plastics in the St James and Trelawny parish courts. NEPA says the establishments,…

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Stocks Round Up | Caribbean Cream, today’s big winner

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The JSE Combined Index declined by 6,159.73 points or 1.24 per cent to close at 491,578.90 The JSE Main Market Index declined  by 6,328.36 points or 1.28 per cent to close at 496,866.39, while the Junior Market Index declined  by 31.46…

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Political Ombudsman conducts training with JCF in advance of elections, campaigning

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Kicking off an awareness building campaign, the Office of the Political Ombudsman today met with the Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF) Liaison Officers from across the island. The office says the session was designed to sensitise liaison…

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