Supreme Court strikes down IDT redundancy rulings

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A Supreme Court judge has, in recent weeks, quashed at least two rulings by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT), finding that the quasi-judicial labour body does not have the jurisdiction to settle redundancy issues. In the first case, the IDT…

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Remand centre opens doors to business - Young women make strides with fledgling ventures

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When Kadian Lewis and Iyania Turner were shipped off to the South Camp Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre in Kingston, they never imagined that their stay would redound to more than rehabilitation. They left the facilities with capital to…

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Virus buying blitz - COVID-19 threat drives demand for cleaning agents, masks, other supplies

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Several Jamaican suppliers of cleaning agents and protective gear are reporting shortages or depleted stock of N95 dust mask as the heightened threat of the global novel coronavirus has caused buyers to be stocking up. The Gleaner understands that…

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Another cruise line pulls ship from Ocho Rios

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The Ocho Rios cruise ship pier remained empty on Friday after MSC Cruise pulled its vessel, MSC Divina, from a scheduled visit, diverting it to Grand Cayman. A source in the tourism sector told The Gleaner that information out of Miami, where the…

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Private doctors warned - Experts put front-line medics on ‘coughing patients’ alert; dispute over mask-wearing by public

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Fearful private doctors are being told to prepare their offices for patients who could present with the deadly COVID-19 disease as the country continues to brace for its arrival and impact. Addressing a seminar held at The University of the West…

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St James health official: Social media spreading coronavirus panic

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WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Tanique Bailey-Small, medical officer of health for St James, is dismissing reports circulating on social media that cases of COVID-19 are in Jamaica and being covered up, even as she assured that there were no suspected cases…

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Morant Bay dump to be relocated

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Exactly a week after The Gleaner highlighted years of rising anger over the stench emanating from a St Thomas garbage dump, residents of Church Corner in Morant Bay may soon enjoy a breath of fresh air. Minister of Local Government and Community…

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Alleged robber chopped to death in Darliston - Hunted down after shooting bus operator

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A man who allegedly shot and injured a bus operator in Darliston, Westmoreland, on Thursday night, during an attempted robbery, was mobbed, beaten and then chopped to death by angry residents who cornered him. The dead man has been identified as…

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Twenty garbage trucks to arrive in May – McKenzie

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The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to receive 20 new garbage trucks in May, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has announced. They are the first of 120 additional trucks being procured by the Government to boost the…

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RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson survey | Majority say Bunting challenge good for PNP

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Almost half of Jamaicans believe that Peter Bunting’s 2019 challenge to the People’s National Party (PNP) president was good for the party, an RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson survey has revealed. The Manchester Central member of parliament…

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