TAX TELL-ALL - Gov’t to reveal identities of undisclosed beneficiaries of Phillips era $250b write-off

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The Government is to lift the veil of secrecy and publish the names of at least 30,000 taxpayers who received almost $250 billion in tax write-offs between 2014 and 2015, in a stunning development in an ongoing Sunday Gleaner probe. Finance and…

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‘A death sentence’ - Advocate renews call for release of low-risk prisoners amid COVID-19 outbreak at Tower Street

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Stand Up For Jamaica, a rights group working for years in the local prisons, is expressing outrage at yesterday’s report that 14 new positive COVID-19 cases were recorded at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre within the previous 24 hours. “…

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Lost in a gap - Electricity, Internet issues to continue plaguing remote learning in COVID-era classes

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Ten-year-old Jayden Blair sat in a corner of his humble shipping container home in St Elizabeth, listening intently beyond the squeaks and static that sometimes accompanied his teacher’s voice during online classes last Tuesday. Lurching forward…

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‘I’m not a placeholder for Bunting’ - Golding rejects suggestion that candidacy for president is to pave way for Bunting’s rise

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Mark Golding is aware of the suspicion that his challenge for the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP) has evoked among some party faithful. The unease in some PNP circles, insiders say, is based on fears that Golding is merely seeking…

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Despite hiccups, director says Region Four ready for school

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It is not a welcome start to the school year for Hubert Cassidy*, whose child suffers from disabilities that have made learning a challenge over the years. His second-born attends the Llandilo School of Special Education that operates at three…

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Scott-Mottley has no intention to resign from Senate

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Donna Scott-Mottley has declared that she will not voluntarily quit as an Opposition senator after the People’s National Party (PNP) installs a new president next month. “I will not be offering my resignation to whoever wins,” Scott-Mottley has…

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Fisheries sector to get COVID-19 relief support

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Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says the Government will shortly provide details on a COVID-19 relief programme for persons in the fisheries sector. Speaking at a public forum hosted for local fisherfolk at the Old…

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Jamaica under severe weather alert

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The Meteorological Service has issued a severe weather alert for the island. The measure remains in effect until 5:00 p.m. on Monday. The met office says an area of low pressure associated with a strong tropical wave currently located about 230 km…

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Goat thieves thwarted by police in St Thomas

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A woman is now in custody after the Morant Bay Police thwarted the efforts of another group of goat thieves during a vehicular check operation in Whitehorses, St Thomas on Saturday. The police report that about 4:00 p.m., a police team was…

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One more COVID-19 death, 100 new cases

Gleaner on October 4th, 2020 | File Under More News -

Jamaica on Saturday recorded one more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 120. The deceased is an 82-year-old male of a St James address. One more case was recorded as a coincidental death. And one other fatality is being probed, pushing that…

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