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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-30 03:20:27 -0700 | political-news

Prosecutors yesterday told the court how a company operated by former projects manager at the National Works Agency (NWA), George Knight, scored a $730 million housing contract after using fraudulent means to get on the list of approved government contractors....
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-30 03:20:25 -0700 | political-news

Tax Collection (Miscellaneous Provisions) bill through the Parliament has led to the Government drafting amendments to a clause in the bill which seeks to give the commissioner general of Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) power to put a lien against the...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-02 22:08:30 -0700 | political-news

The Jamaican police say there is not much more they can do in the fight against lottery scamming. According to the High Command, although the police have secured 100 per cent conviction since the passage of the lottery scam law...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Montego Bay :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-02 22:08:31 -0700 | political-news

A wide cross section of western Jamaica churches sent a strong message to the University of the West Indies, Mona, yesterday, warning the institution that the dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain was likely to tarnish its name. Wearing tape over...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-21 02:19:10 -0700 | political-news

Jermaine Francis, Staff Reporter The leadership of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) continued to collapse, yesterday as the human- rights lobby's Executive Director Kay Osborne resigned with immediate effect after less than five months into the job. Osborne's resignation came less...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-17 01:44:15 -0700 | political-news

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has come out swinging against the United States, declaring that nation lacks the moral authority to cite human-rights abuses as reasons to withdraw support to the Jamaican security forces. Golding said there was no evidence...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-21 02:19:10 -0700 | political-news

Tenants at the dispute-afflicted Baron's Plaza on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew are now restive following a notice issued to them last Friday that they will have to vacate the premises by the end of August. The tenants say...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-03 22:08:36 -0700 | political-news

St Andrew North Eastern and Trelawny Southern are in breach of the lower limit set by the Constitution. The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) reported that St Andrew North Eastern had 18,299 registered voters whereas Trelawny Southern had 18,370. The...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-03 22:08:34 -0700 | political-news

Jermaine Francis, Staff Reporter It may be a case of counting the chickens before they are hatched as it relates to countries around the region, including Jamaica, that are banking on the planned expansion of the Panama Canal. This is...
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Montego Bay :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-03 22:08:34 -0700 | political-news

T he Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas will not be allowing gay marriage in its churches in the region, neither will any of its ministers be allowed to conduct same-sex weddings. The position of this grouping of...
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Portmore :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-22 23:54:56 -0700 | political-news

For the first time since its inception in 1995, the Nation of Islam's Million Man March will be held outside the United States in Jamaica. The 19th anniversary edition of the Million Man March, which commemorates the Nation of Islam's...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-03 00:43:21 -0700 | political-news

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer Hit hard by the severity of pressures being applied by significant international partners, the Portia Simpson Miller administration might have been forced to ensure that Police Commissioner Owen Ellington be immediately stripped of his position,...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-17 01:44:13 -0700 | political-news

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer Jamaicans are being urged to spend at least 67 crucial minutes of their precious time tomorrow assisting their fellow men, just as former South African President Nelson Mandela would have done. Seven months after South...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-17 01:44:12 -0700 | political-news

Jamaicans living below the poverty line, the Government has launched a social protection policy, which Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips hopes will be the blueprint for not just alleviating poverty but eliminating it from the island. But even as the...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-18 01:41:15 -0700 | political-news

Jermaine Francis, Staff Reporter Educators have been complaining that they are finding it increasingly difficult to keep their institutions afloat in light of the tough economic challenges, a matter which has become even more apparent with electricity in at least...
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