‘We have nothing to hide’ - Information roadblock thwarts auditor general’s UDC probe

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The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has declared that it has nothing to hide after the Auditor General’s Department (AuGD) halted an audit because of problems getting information. The UDC, the country’s main urban and rural development agency…

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No BPO unions - Insider warns of mass exodus of outsourcing firms should workers be unionised

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Trade unionist John Levy is hoping to break down the resistance from operators in the global services sector to have union representation within their firms, pointing out that several government and private-sector entities have scuppered attempts…

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Gov’t shelling out $200K per House sitting

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It has cost the Government more than $200,000 for every sitting of the House of Representatives at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, since mid-September, according to information requested from the Houses of Parliament. With four…

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Business operators fearful as murders continue in MoBay

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Residents and business operators in Montego Bay are raising concerns over the ongoing bloodletting in and around the Second City as gunmen continue their murderous rampage. At least four persons were killed on the Heroes Weekend and leading into…

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‘Unbelievable!’ - Rolling JDF nightmare not necessarily a reflection of breakdown in training, says Clayton

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With three events in the past week leaving the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) with a black eye, there is increasing public concern over the effect the incidents will have on the army’s reputation. The latest incident, which took the form of a domestic…

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Party-goers attack police in St Ann again

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For the second time within a month, the St Ann police have come under attack by residents after attempting to bring an end to an entertainment event in breach of the curfew last Saturday night in Retirement district, Brown’s Town. Following…

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No fanfare but awardees still grateful for nat’l honour

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Twenty years ago, parliamentarian Karl Samuda had members of his family and constituents cheering him on at King’s House as he collected the Order of Distinction (Commander Class), but yesterday, there was no fanfare as he watched this year’s…

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St Catherine MC toasts community stalwarts - COVID fears cancel Portmore event

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Six persons were honoured by the St Catherine Municipal Corporation and the Joint Civic Affairs Committee at a Heroes Day Civic and Awards ceremony in Emancipation Square, Spanish Town, yesterday. Councillor Roogae Kirlew told The Gleaner that…

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‘I was just trying not to panic’ - 21-y-o recalls brave act saving two lives which earned him national honour

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On April 20 this year, George Jon-Andrew Bryan had just returned from the skate park and climbed on to the roof of his Boston, Portland, home to watch firefighters battle a wildfire that was consuming the hills. “About half an hour later, I hear a…

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RJRGLEANER Group seeks to clear air over Matalon’s endorsement for Golding

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The board of Radio Jamaica Limited has released a statement amid intense criticisms over the decision of its chairman Joseph Matalon to publicly endorse People’s National Party (PNP) leadership aspirant Mark Golding. Radio Jamaica Limited…

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