Web of corruption?

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Some of the people implicated in the Petrojam scandal were so strategically placed in positions at the oil refinery that the Integrity Commission is questioning whether they formed part of “corruption-enabling mechanisms”. Academic friendships and…

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Holness headache - Petrojam scandal resurfaces with force as Wheatley labelled ‘dishonest’ in report

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness is facing a tough decision on whether to name a key loyalist, the scandal-scarred Dr Andrew Wheatley, among his ruling party’s slate of prospective candidates in the next general election. The embattled former energy…

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Religious party to ban strip clubs, casinos

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The church-based Jamaica Progressive Party (JPP) will abolish income tax, ban go-go clubs, and raise salaries for civil servants if it gains state power. JPP President Gilbert Edwards, who migrated to the United States when he was 20 years old,…

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Clunis’ sudden death shocks cops, family

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When Leon Clunis called Senior Superintendent Wayne Cameron at 12:35 p.m. on Tuesday to remind him that he would be discharged shortly from the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), neither man would imagine that the wounded “warrior” would be leaving…

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Hellshire vendors plead for beaches to stay open

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Vendors and fisherfolk at Hellshire Beach in St Catherine are appealing to the Government to keep beaches open as they attempt to recover from the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond…

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#PetrojamReport | Interviewers gave Ramharrack ‘excellent’ marks for education

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Yolande Ramharrack, the unqualified woman whose employment at Petrojam as head of human resources was shrouded in irregularities, was rated with ‘excellent’ educational credentials by three members of the panel that interviewed her. An…

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Do you know him? Sketch released of Trelawny home invasion murder suspect

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The police have released a composite sketch of the suspect in the June 19 murder of 36-year-old Tamara Geddes who was shot and killed in Reserve district, Trelawny The police report that about 8:30 p.m., Geddes was in her bedroom with her…

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Cinemas and theatres to reopen for 14 days, restaurant dining to resume

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The Government has approved the conditional reopening of cinemas, playhouses, and theatres for 14 days effective Sunday, July 5. This was announced in Parliament this afternoon by Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, who noted that…

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Where’s the money? NERHA head cannot account for excess Petrojam donation

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The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA), chaired by the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Tyrone Robinson, has not been able to account for more than half-million dollars in excess donation received from Petrojam to buy an incubator for…

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Holness not ruling out Wheatley in future Cabinet

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has not ruled out appointing resigned Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley to a future Cabinet. In 2018, the Auditor General cited Wheatley for questionable conduct in the Petrojam scandal. READ: Auditor General…

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