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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Stocks Round Up | 39 stocks advance, 30 decline and 13 trade firm

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The JSE Combined Index increased by 7409 points or 1.98 per cent to close at 380,975 points on Tuesday with an advance/decline ratio of 39/30. Main market advanced 7,767 points or 2.07 per cent to close at 380,975 points and Junior market…

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Some JLP supporters in North East St Catherine against outside candidate

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Some Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters in North East St Catherine say they will reject any outside candidate selected by the party hierarchy to replace Leslie Campbell, who is not seeking re-election. The supporters told The Gleaner that they…

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