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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-24 02:08:55 -0700 | political-news

Gordon House when Member of Parliament for Eastern St Andrew Andr Hylton told a story of how former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke, accompanied by some "ruffians", stoned a house in St Elizabeth, which was occupied by a group of...
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Half Way Tree :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-27 02:01:26 -0700 | political-news

Erica Virtue, Senior Gleaner Writer Retiring Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor E. Nigel Harris, would have given anything not to have to deal with the Professor Brendan Bain controversy at the tail end of his outstanding...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Portmore :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-27 02:01:27 -0700 | political-news

Erica Virtue, Senior Gleaner Writer Six years after a fire truck donated by the city of Hartford, Connecticut, to the St Thomas Parish Council arrived in the island it remains parked and out of use at the Portmore Fire Station...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-27 02:00:15 -0700 | political-news

Two new tax acts are being rushed through Parliament again, the Tax Collection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act and the Tax Penalties (Harmonisation) Act which are set to come into force by August 1. Today, we will focus on the Tax Collection...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-27 02:00:14 -0700 | political-news

The new school year will begin in just over a month and The Gleaner and LIME are on the hunt again! Last year, the telecommunications firm and newspaper joined forces to celebrate five inner-city students worthy of recognition for their...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Portmore :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-27 02:00:14 -0700 | political-news

Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter The Government will have to dig deep into its purse to come up with the money to stage a by-election for the new mayor of Portmore. "We have not done a detailed budget but based...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-15 00:48:40 -0700 | political-news

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson that hoteliers believe they are above the law in relation to compliance with smoking regulations. The regulations, which came into effect in July last year, were designed to restrict the growth of the tobacco market...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-15 00:48:40 -0700 | political-news

Andrew Harris, Gleaner Writer The increased police presence in downtown Kingston has lifted the confidence levels of some shoppers...But this safety, shoppers say, comes with a high price. "Sometimes I feel scared because of the police, in the case that...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-15 00:48:44 -0700 | political-news

But no work has taken place for some time, leaving some vendors and shoppers questioning whether it had been abandoned. "Is one year and three months now them close the market and leave me on the streets, and this is...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-15 00:48:32 -0700 | political-news

ON a successor to retiring Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington are to top the priority issues the Police Service Commission (PSC) will deliberate on when its members meet later this month. Before that meeting, however, National Security Minister Peter Bunting...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-14 01:29:50 -0700 | political-news

Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica, says local contractors who do business with the Government are viewed with jaundiced eyes by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) and has expressed hope that the separation of the National Contracts Committee (NCC) from...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-14 00:38:46 -0700 | political-news

Jodi-Ann Gilpin, Gleaner Writer Though many persons look forward to fun and excitement during the summer holidays, various stakeholders have highlighted plans geared towards creating job opportunities for youths. Reverend Conrad Pitkin, head of the Umbrella Group of Churches, says...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-14 00:38:47 -0700 | political-news

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer With at least one branch of the agro-park initatve shaken because of an ill-fated onion crop at the Plantation Garden River, St Thomas, the parliamentary Opposition is urging Government to review the concept being touted...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-14 00:38:47 -0700 | political-news

Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Cheryl Lewis, has indicated that the Cabinet office has ignored its own guidelines when it failed to consult with stakeholders in the transport sector before taking steps to remove regulatory responsibility from the oversight body...
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Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-14 00:38:45 -0700 | political-news

Davion Smith, Gleaner Writer The Jamaica Employ initiative, which was launched less than two years ago to tackle the unemployment issue, has been abandoned...He said, "The Jamaica Employ programme, within the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, is being repositioned...
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