Voters not moved by corruption, say top pollsters - Johnson, Anderson say J’cans see it as a way of life

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Corruption has not featured as a big-ticket item in past general elections and is unlikely to be the factor tipping the scales in one party or another’s favour this time around, the island’s two main pollsters, Don Anderson and Bill Johnson, have…

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Petrojam extradition requests - MOCA could make second attempt to have Grindley, Bahado-Singh face charges in Jamaica

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The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) could make another push to have former Petrojam executives Floyd Grindley and Perceval Bahado-Singh extradited to Jamaica to face charges over their alleged roles in the messy Petrojam…

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Unacceptable! - Integrity Commission boss says MPs should not accept cash, gifts to distribute to constituents

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Two months after lawmakers on both sides of the political divide lauded a $31.5-million donation from business mogul Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Jamaica’s corruption watchdog agency has warned parliamentarians that they should not accept cash and other…

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Holness admin gets failing grade for corruption - Ja won’t get rid of scourge until bigwigs jailed, citizens open eyes to crippling effects

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Despite occasional howls from civil society, Jamaica will not see a dramatic decline in corruption – or the perception thereof – until enablers in high places are collared and locked away, insists management consultant Dr Henley Morgan as three…

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#JamaicaTogether Promo | Delroy McLean

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Resilience in the face of adversity is a core part of our Jamaican identity. Consider the many times we have lived this principle in sport, industry, and academia. The COVID-19 pandemic will not get the best of us if we work together to fight this…

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News Briefs

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Suspect in 2018 double murder charged The St Catherine South Police have charged a suspect with the 2018 murders of a man and a woman in Zambia, Central Village, St Catherine. Reports are that 24-year-old customer service representative Nicolet…

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Gov’t pursuing tripartite stakeholder discussions on job security

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Labour and Social Security Minister, Mike Henry, says the Government is pursuing tripartite stakeholder discussions on the current legislative and policy framework and response in relation to job security. This, he said, as part of ongoing…

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50 rounds of ammunition seized in St Ann, man charged

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A man has been arrested and charged for illegal possession of ammunition in relation to the seizure of a cache of ammunition in Discovery Bay, St Ann. He is 35-year-old Shawn Smith, otherwise called ‘Rasta’, of a Discovery Bay address….

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Cayman Islands House Speaker McKeeva Bush denies assault charges

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, McKeeva Bush, denied charges of assault and being drunk and disorderly when he appeared via video link in court on Friday. Bush, 65, a veteran politician, is accused of…

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Devon House party violators will be held accountable – McKenzie

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Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says those behind the staging of a party on Friday night at Devon House in St Andrew will be held accountable. Videos of the party are being circulated on social media…

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