Apology accepted but damage done, says Creary after Petrojam report correction

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Mayor of Port Maria Richard Creary has accepted the apology from the Integrity Commission for an error in the damning Petrojam report that cited him. However, Creary says the damage to his reputation has already been done. In two reports…

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Sweetheart probe - RADA orders audit into farm benefits to minister’s partner’s company

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The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has ordered an audit of benefits given to farmers at the Holland Estate amid concerns about conflicts of interest involving some of its officials and the private company managing the state-owned…

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New signs of life among dead - Funeral home operators hopeful for full revival as COVID-19 restrictions ease

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Stakeholders in the funeral industry say the phased reopening of economic activities in Jamaica has breathed new life into their business operations, though they are a long way off from recovering to pre-COVID-19 levels. They remain cautiously…

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Fireworks spark wedding and a baby

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The COVID-19 pandemic may have crushed fairy-tale dream weddings for some in 2020, but the deadly disease was not scary enough for soldier Narmeo Walker to break his New Year’s Day pledge to marry his girlfriend. The 28-year-old private in the…

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UHWI blamed for overhiring docs

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Minister of Health…

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Campbell backs Morrison for ‘tough’ NE St Catherine seat

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North East St Catherine Member of Parliament (MP) Leslie Campbell has said that he is backing Senator Kerensia Morrison to replace him as the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer in the constituency as he steps back from representational…

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J’can photographer snaps way into African documentary

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Jamaican photographer Barry Harley is among 121 creatives who recently won the 2020 Communication Arts award of excellence and was featured in their professional journal. Harley’s photos form part of a documentary exploring the hazards and abuses…

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Leslie targets idle lands - New minister wants to unlock wealth for thousands with unregistered lots

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Bemoaning that there are too many idle lands in the country, the new minister with responsibility for land, Leslie Campbell, says the Government will be moving to have titles issued for some 360,000 unregistered parcels, the majority of which are…

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PNP bigwigs to face Privy Council in March

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Another round in the ongoing Trafigura case involving several People’s National Party (PNP) bigwigs is to get under way on March 1 next year. The case involving former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, Phillip Paulwell, Robert Pickersgill,…

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Dad stunned after 19-y-o killed

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Keith Austin was returning home Monday afternoon after a failed quest to obtain work having earlier been overtaken by “bad feeling” – Jamaican vernacular for ominous unease. Austin had barely alighted from the bicycle he had ridden to Waltham Park…

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