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15 Jul/2019

UPDATED: St James businessman Brian Thelwell found

  Thirty-one-year-old St James businessman Brian Thelwell who was reported missing has been found. The police say Thelwell, who went missing on Thursday, July 11, is said to be in good health with family. We want to hear from you! Send us a...
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15 Jul/2019

Gov't to spend $200 million to install new hospital elevators

Close to $200 million is to be spent over the next 18 months to install 14 new elevators at hospitals in the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA). The hospitals to receive new elevators include the National Chest Hospital, the ...
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15 Jul/2019

OUR to make decision on NWC’s tariff review by September

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that it will publish its decision on the 2019-2021 tariff application submitted by the National Water Commission (NWC) by the end of September. The OUR received the application last year October...
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15 Jul/2019

Jamaicans among 13 held in Bahamas

Five Jamaicans were among 13 persons apprehended at sea in The Bahamas on Friday. Officials report that officers of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the Immigration Department were patrolling about 5:00 p.m. in West End, Grand Bahama when they...
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15 Jul/2019

Two more freed in Uchence Wilson gang trial

Tevin Khani and Cornell White, who were accused of being members of the Uchence Wilson gang, have been freed. The men were freed this morning after presiding judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes upheld no-case submissions. The men were facing charges...
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15 Jul/2019

Former Barbados central banker wants US to replace Caribbean currencies

Former governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr DeLisle Worrell, is urging regional countries to seriously consider using the United States dollar as their national currency. Worrell argued that Caribbean currencies served a crucial purpose...
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15 Jul/2019

Phillips urges Integrity Commission to release his statutory declarations

President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, is calling for the Integrity Commission to release to the public the summary of his statutory declarations in the interest of openness and good governance. “I...
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15 Jul/2019

Minor injuries after fight erupts, shots fired at Sandz Toronto

TORONTO – Police say there were only minor injuries after a brawl broke out and that shots were fired at the Sandz Toronto Caribbean Music Festival Sunday evening. The Toronto Star quotes Constable David Hopkinson as saying that officers...
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15 Jul/2019

Bunting launches presidential campaign in annual conference-like atmosphere

On more than one occasion, it was likened to a gathering of the People's National Party (PNP's) annual conference: hundreds of horn-blowing Comrades decked in orange, four massive television screens and super-sized loud speakers, and party bigwigs shouting into microphones from the platform.
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15 Jul/2019

UWI Open Campus, JDF to host cybersecurity workshop

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) have partnered to boost basic cybercrime investigative knowledge and raise awareness about the increase in cybersecurity breaches globally and their impact on...
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15 Jul/2019

JACRA goes under the microscope

A comprehensive review of the legislative framework and operational status of the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA) is to be undertaken by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to determine their...
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15 Jul/2019

UK High Commission strengthens ties with Portland police

The United Kingdom’s high commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad, and his consular team recently demonstrated their efforts to strengthen their partnership with the local constabulary as they discussed issues of mutual interest with the police in Port...
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15 Jul/2019

Jamaica to host Witness Care Conference

Major stakeholders in the justice and law-enforcement sectors have joined forces to stage the country’s first-ever Witness Care Conference to be held at the Faculty of Law at The University of the West Indies on July 19 and 20. The conference is a...
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15 Jul/2019

Ward of the State aims high

“I went in confident and came out confident,” was how 17-year-old Andrew Bent*, a ward of the state, described his recent experience sitting Paper Two of human and social biology at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examination. A grade...
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15 Jul/2019

New Westmoreland municipality building by January

Western Bureau: Work is to resume on the new $78.4-million Westmoreland Municipal Corporation building in Savanna-la-Mar. Construction activities have been in limbo since last September when the Government terminated the contract of NR Diaram...
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15 Jul/2019

USAID provides US$5m for disaster mitigation

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed US$5 million to assist the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) to fund its Disaster Risk Finance Initiative (DRFI). The agency said the commitement was made after recognising...
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15 Jul/2019

Steve Lyston | God is in control of the environment

In my view, climate change concerns include whatever you allow to take place in your environment, airspace, zone – good or bad, spiritually or naturally. It is, therefore, critical for us to know the character and plans of those who have dominion...
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14 Jul/2019

Dudus: The Extradition of Jamaica’s #1 Drug Don – Part II

As a self-confessed political animal, the machinations of the Government of Jamaica to delay and frustrate the extradition of Jamaica’s premier drug lord, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, was political theatre. Extradition, normally a trivial procedural...
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14 Jul/2019

Joseph Matalon | True economic independence requires a new, indigenous entrepreneurial class

Below is an excerpt from a speech delivered at the Mona School of Business...
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14 Jul/2019

A Matter of Land | Help! Fed up with my homeowners association, what can I do?

Good day readers, today we look at questions from a reader and my subsequent response. Dear Mr Francis, I am writing on behalf of a group of homeowners who bought into a 50-unit gated community in Spanish Town a year ago. Before we moved...
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