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‘Just an accusation’ - Principals dodge involvement as second logistics company paid over $50m is identified

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The start-up firm ItzShipd24/7 has been outed as the entity identified in a recent Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) audit as ‘Logistic Company 2’, which obtained contracts valued at over $50 million under questionable circumstances and in breach…

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‘Unfair and archaic’ - JPS bemoans ‘unequal tax laws’ as several high-volume customers unplug from the company’s grid

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The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is clamouring for a massive reduction in its corporate income tax (CIT) rate after at least a dozen high-volume consumers have either disconnected fully or partially from the company’s grid since 2018. The utility…

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Domestic violence is a global social evil, says Pakistan’s Khan - High commissioner adamant that Pakistan is not anti-women

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When 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was nearly mortally wounded in 2012 – shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan for defying the group’s decree that girls should not be educated – the country’s inhumane treatment of women and girls captivated…

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Damaged by corruption - Failure to take decisive action will lead to grim consequences, stakeholders warn

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Jamaica must begin to seriously tackle corruption and go after corrupt public figures or face dire consequences, a renowned academic has warned. Professor Anthony Clayton, head of the Institute for Sustainable Development at The University of the…

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Jamaicans say political candidates must declare nationality; no to pay increase for parliamentarians

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Following a series of challenges since 2007 inside and outside court over the dual citizenship held by some political candidates, it appears Jamaicans are still uncomfortable with the idea of persons holding other nationalities while…

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Montague: ‘JLP ready to contest general election’

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With favourable poll ratings for the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the latest RJRGleaner Group-Don Anderson Poll, the party says it is ready to contest a general election. “The party’s quite ready,” JLP chairman Robert…

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Former custos of St Andrew Rev Carmen Stewart passes

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The Gleaner understands that former Custos of St Andrew, Rev Carmen Stewart, has died.  Stewart passed this morning.  She served as Custos of St Andrew from 1992 to 2010 and was the first female custos of the parish. In 1996, she also…

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Nineteen year-old in lock-up after allegedly fatally stabbing spouse

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Westmoreland is again reeling from another fatal case of domestic violence, which, this time, left a 27-year-old man dead and his 19-year-old girlfriend in lock-up.  The dead man has been identified as Kemar Williams, otherwise…

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Phillips: ‘Cummings’ work will inspire us for generations to come’

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Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, has joined government and media personnel, in mourning the passing of photojournalist, Brian Cummings.  Cummings, who was photo editor at the Jamaica Observer, died on Friday evening…

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St James and Trelawny men charged with robbery

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Three men from St James and Trelawny are facing robbery charges stemming from separate incidents on New Year’s Day and February 20.  One of the men is 19-year-old Patrick Williams, who is also known as Neil, a waiter from Retirement,…

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