No impunity for corruption - International partners keeping eye on Jamaica, warn of need for more prosecutions of prominent politicians, business people

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The fact that only one of the 12 politicians who demitted office in the last three decades amid corruption allegations has been placed before the court has not escaped the attention of one of Jamaica’s main international partners. After spending…

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Jailed a year for ghost gun - Elderly man spends 12 months behind bars, but video evidence reveals inconsistencies in cops’ account of the arrest

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An elderly man who languished in jail for a year on gun-related charges has been set free after a video recording obtained by investigators raised a number of red flags about the police account of his arrest. Investigators have indicated, too, that…

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Loose in the dark - Unlicensed, unregulated taxis carry out high-priced night service while authorities sleep

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Economics is at the heart of the indiscipline and the chaotic operations of the public transport system across Jamaica. The privately operated public transport system has had no fare increase since 2014, and the leaders of the various taxi…

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Cops being trained like ‘young chickens’ - Senior JCF members say extraordinary security measures unhealthy for new police personnel

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Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are expressing concern that the extraordinary security measures employed by the Government could have a damaging impact on young cops and their service to the nation over the long term. The lawmen’s…

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Broken bauxite promise - Brothers feel betrayed after land mined out, company backs out on agreed compensation

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Elderly siblings Mannaseh and Gerald Thomas had little trouble reeling off the assurances they claim they got from Kaiser Bauxite Jamaica 15 years ago. “They said, ‘look, we are going to give you justice because you give us no trouble … so we are…

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Caribbean countries could be affected economically by coronavirus – UNDP official

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A senior official of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries will suffer disruptions to their supply chains as Chinese production of goods stalls as a result of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV)…

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Multi-modal mistake - Taxpayers paid millions after stop order barred Clarendon residents from building homes, improving properties

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The compensation sum paid to individuals affected by a stop order issued more than a decade ago on homeowners in Clarendon appears to be subject to iron-clad secrecy in the Ministry of Transport and Mining. The sum has been described as a “multi-…

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Vernamfield chatter - Project high on talk, low on work, says Clarendon councillor

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After initial debushing work to clear brush and cut down trees parallel to the Vernamfield aerodrome in Clarendon, residents supporting the development are now disappointed that “talk is the only thing happening”. Massive trees which flanked the…

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JLP to expose fake news on social media

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Prime Minister and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader, Andrew Holness, has warned his supporters to be discerning and on the look out for fake news on social media, as they prepare for the next general election.  Noting that political…

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National Career Awareness Week launched

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Broadening students’ horizons about careers and removing stereotypes, is what organisers of the National Careers Awareness Week 2020 are hoping to achieve. The 10th annual staging of the National Career Awareness Week commenced this…

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