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Hold off on return to JC – ‘Butch’

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A marathon meeting of the Jamaica College board, which finished late last night, ended in a stalemate as executives were warned that they did not have the authority to fire Ruel Reid as principal even as some senior members want to set the…

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Tufton rated best performer by a mile - Clarke and Johnson Smith out of limelight

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Although 24 per cent of Jamaicans who participated in the latest RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll have rated Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton as the best-performing minister, the absence of some of his colleagues in the top five has…

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Groups welcome Reid’s exit

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Anti-corruption watchdog National Integrity Action (NIA) yesterday welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision to strip Ruel Reid of his education, information and youth portfolios but urged law enforcers to speedily complete their…

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Clarke tweaks stimulus

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In the face of criticism that his $14-billion tax break was inequitable, Nigel Clarke, Jamaica’s finance minister, gave a staunch defence of his $803-billion Budget but made two concessions raised by the Opposition in order to remove distortionary…

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‘Cancer of corruption’ engulfs Holness admin – Opposition

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The Opposition People’s National Party wants the full weight of the law brought to bear on everyone who has so far been implicated in corruption at the Ministry of Education, which resulted in yesterday’s axing of portfolio minister Ruel Reid. His…

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‘Roll out the cyaapet’ - Holness says legacy projects set for completion by summer

Gleaner on March 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Government is seeking “competitive” sources of financing to undertake a proposed third infrastructure development initiative to succeed the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP), which was in its winding-up phase, to significantly…

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Time to build! - PM unveils new NHT benefits

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced plans by the National Housing Trust (NHT) to increase the limit for loans by $1 million, raise the ceiling for construction loans, while reducing interest rates for all contributors. He declared…

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Witness in Uchence Wilson Gang trial kicked from two schools

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A former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang yesterday admitted to being expelled from two schools, but not for the reasons suggested by a defence attorney, as the trial for the reputed gang leader and his 23 alleged cronies continued at the Home…

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RJRGLEANER-Don Anderson Poll | Mahfood: Slashing GCT by 6% would rocket economy

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Government’s tax cuts have been hailed by chief executive officer of Jamaican Teas, John Mahfood, as a good move, but the businessman said yesterday evening that it was inadequate to boost the personal financial well-being of the majority of…

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Trump to meet with Holness, C’bean leaders

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United States President Donald Trump will meet with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and four other Caribbean leaders on Friday to discuss a range of issues surrounding trade and security, The Associated Press has reported. The hot-button…

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