Manchester Fraud Trial | Former municipal officials found guilty, mom and teller freed

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Three former officials at the Manchester Municipal Corporation and a co-accused have been convicted for their roles in a fraud scheme that fleeced the local government authority approximately $400 million. The corporation was previously called the…

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Manchester Fraud Trial | Former municipal officials found guilty

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Three former officials at the Manchester Municipal Corporation and a co-accused have been convicted for their roles in a fraud scheme that fleeced the local government authority approximately $400 million. The corporation was previously called the…

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‘Worse than prison’ - Holness, Tufton apologise for quarantine food fiasco

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Smarting from backlash over quarantine conditions for returning Jamaicans at two St Ann hotels, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday apologised for a slew of logistical foul-ups, including rooming delays…

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Clarke cuts ‘cyaapet’ - COVID-19 knifes roadworks plans

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 The Government’s flagship $13-billion Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP) is to be significantly scaled back this fiscal year, with a nearly 50 per cent cut in works expenditure. The…

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Virus warning for St Catherine

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Crowding at remittance outlets could cause St Catherine cases of the new coronavirus to spike, councillor for the Mt Industry division, Roogae Kirlew, has charged. Kirlew has also called for the regime of voluntary testing to be intensified. The…

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‘Not worth the money’ - Wife laments stubborn farmer as J’can COVID-19 cases in Canada double

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WESTERN BUREAU: If she was allowed to have her own way, Mildred’s (not her real name) husband would not have travelled to Canada on the overseas farm work programme this year as he has been doing for the past 19 years. However, her…

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‘We can’t let them loose on population’ says Chang rebutting PNP ‘rumour’ of imminent return of J’can ship crew

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No date has been settled on for the return of Jamaicans stranded aboard the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas cruise ship, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said. Responding to pressure from the Opposition for state intervention,…

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Cabinet huddles as CXC stands firm on July

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The Jamaican Government is still mulling over its options in the face of insistence by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) that it will press ahead with external exams in July despite resistance by several regional states. Cabinet has not yet…

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‘I wouldn’t even feed my dog with it’ - Quarantined returnees condemn food quality, disregard

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Although elated on Wednesday about returning home after being stranded overseas because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, quarantined Jamaicans have been crying out for hunger as they lambasted conditions at a St Ann hotel. Persons among the first…

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No trade-off between health, economy – Holness

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WESTERN BUREAU: As Jamaica prepares to reopen its tourism sector, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the country will require a “health profile understanding” of international travellers. “Information is what is important. … That process itself…

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