Mentally ill man facing extradition - Gov’t yet to make decision on two-decade-old request

Gleaner on May 31st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

AN EXTRADITION request by United States (US) authorities for a mentally ill Jamaican man wanted for murder in the state of New York was lodged at the Ministry of Justice for over a decade with no action, officials have confirmed. What’s worse,…

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Rift rocks PNP! - Party throws support behind Phillips as Bunting backers ignite political dynamite

Gleaner on May 31st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Patrick Allen could be asked to exercise his authority under Section 80 (5) of the Jamaican Constitution and appoint a new Opposition leader if Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting and his supporters head to…

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Tourism workers on edge - Virus fears still strong but empty pockets spark dilemma

Gleaner on May 31st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: There are jitters among workers in the tourism sector that a premature reopening of the industry which has been in hibernation since the coronavirus pandemic reached local shores could be catastrophic, but they admit that they don’t…

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Perpare for take-off - Marks tells J’can stranded in US to expect flights soon

Gleaner on May 31st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

JAMAICANS IN the United States have been told to start packing their bags as commercial flights are set to resume to their homeland in a matter of days as the Government moves to relax border restrictions implemented to stem the spread of the…

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Are we ready for June 1? - Several sectors still reeling from COVID-19 hit, employers await gov’t protocol

Gleaner on May 31st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

THE ANDREW Holness led-Cabinet is expected to determine tomorrow whether it will bow to pressure from tourism and other industry interests to abandon the long-term phased and full reopening of the economy despite protests from health officials….

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EOJ reopens to help 6,000 access CARE benefits

Gleaner on May 31st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has assisted roughly 6,000 Jamaicans to collect state benefits as they grapple with the economic fallout from the deadly coronavirus pandemic locally. EOJ boss Glasspole Brown told The Sunday Gleaner that the…

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Mixed views on BPO work-from-home orders

Gleaner on May 31st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

TWO WORKERS in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector have painted very different pictures based on their experience working from home for the past two months. Shelly-Ann Roberts*, who is eight months pregnant and works at a St Andrew…

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Entire BPO sector unfairly tainted by one outbreak, laments Henry - Several firms set to continue remote working arrangements as order expires

Gleaner on May 31st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

AS MANY companies look to have more staff return to the office tomorrow as the work-from-home order issued as part of the COVID-19 containment measures expires, eyes will be focused on the outsourcing sector, where an outbreak at Alorica’s Portmore…

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#JamaicaTogether | John Azar

Gleaner on May 31st, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

We Jamaicans are a resilient people. COVID-19, while a formidable enemy, is no match for our resolve if we band together as a society and appreciate that we are truly stronger together than we are individually. – John Azar Founder and Managing…

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Pressure on Phillips - Bunting-backed Comrades demand meeting with PNP president

Gleaner on May 30th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

THERE IS another political flare-up in the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) as its president, Dr Peter Phillips, has yielded to a demand by a Peter Bunting faction to discuss the party’s future. “There has not been a meeting between you…

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