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Integrity Commission identifies criminal, administrative breaches at Petrojam

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

The Integrity Commission has identified several prima facie criminal and administrative breaches at the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam. In a report tabled in Parliament this afternoon, the commission named several people who may by guilty of…

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PRETESTING U-TURN - New hurdle for visitors from high-risk COVID US states

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Visitors from the high-risk American states of Florida, New York, Arizona, and Texas are now required to pretest for the new coronavirus before travelling to Jamaica, says Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Combined, the four states…

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Cracks open up over egg scramble - Producers reportedly skipping line at farmers’ markets

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

A falling-out amid the executive of the Jamaica Egg Farmers’ Association (JEFA) over alleged abuse of government subsidy, as well as the subsequent sidelining of the sector lobby, has pitted President Roy Baker against his vice-president, Mark…

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I missed chance to be a dad - George Williams reflects on lost moments, five-decade incarceration

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

It was George Williams’ first Sunday as a free man, and his family made certain that he had a hearty dinner and experienced the warmth and togetherness of being at home in Ewarton, St Catherine. The 71-year-old was released last week after spending…

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PM mum as watchdog demands Belnavis quit

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Weeks after St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis became embroiled in controversy over his stewardship of municipal funds, climaxing last Thursday with a demolition related to building breaches, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reserved comment…

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Salt Spring residents protest councillor’s ouster

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Western Bureau: Scores of residents in Salt Spring, St James, yesterday staged a protest to voice their opposition to the motion moved earlier this month to boot their councillor, Sylvan Reid, and his Catadupa Division counterpart, Gladstone Bent,…

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Stop order on Dovecot expansion

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

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has issued notice of intention to suspend the permit awarded to Kumanda Park Limited, operators of the Dovecot Memorial Park in St Catherine, for the controversial expansion of the burial site….

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McKenzie to crack whip on COVID beach bums

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

A 91 per cent non-compliance rate with COVID-19 social-distancing protocols was observed among beach- and rivergoers at the weekend, triggering a stern warning from Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie that he will outline more rigid measures…

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Rygin King shot, girlfriend killed

Gleaner on June 29th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Popular Montego Bay dancehall entertainer Rygin King was shot and seriously injured during a gun attack in Struie district, Westmoreland, on Sunday while a woman, identified as his girlfriend, was killed. Another male was also shot and injured….

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Tourist pretesting back on agenda - Tufton admits island’s COVID-19 response buckling under pressure

Gleaner on June 29th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaican Government is reconsidering the imposition of COVID-19 pretesting of arriving tourists as the coronavirus response architecture at the island’s airports has been overwhelmed by passenger traffic, Minister of Health and…

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