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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-20 00:10:02 -0700 | political-news

Government's main welfare programme to assist the needy, but it demands a cadre of assessment officers to check the validity of information made by persons seeking to get the benefit, and to conduct periodic verification of beneficiaries...According to director of...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-20 00:10:01 -0700 | political-news

Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter Employers who illegally deduct the portion of education tax from their workers salary, which they are liable to pay, could face up to 10 years in prison if Parliament approves amendments to the Education Tax...
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Source: The Globe & Mail

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-24 04:06:25 -0700 | political-news

The Globe and Mail Video Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is scrummed after another video surfaced on Jan. 21 2014 in which he admitted to have been drinking. The video purportedly shows the mayor ranting about various things while speaking in...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-25 00:24:08 -0700 | political-news

Woman Detective Constable Camille Spencer's colleagues say you could see her open teeth and smile several yards away, "because she was always smiling". Spencer, 35, died yesterday morning, 20 minutes after she was taken to the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny,...
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Source: Mail Online UK

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-19 03:13:32 -0700 | political-news

Eric Erron Johnson, 29, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2008 after killing a man by hitting him with a piece of wood and stabbing him, was born to a British citizen and a Jamaican woman out of wedlock. He...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-25 00:22:53 -0700 | political-news

Tax Collection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2014, that allows the commissioner general of Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) to be able to seize and sell properties to cover tax debts. The bill, which, along with the Tax Penalties (Harmonization) Act, 2014, is...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-25 23:59:34 -0700 | political-news

Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites, and the members of parliament of the nine schools located in parts of South Eastern St Elizabeth, South Trelawny and Central Clarendon...The aim is to complete the work before the new school year. "Education represents...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-25 23:58:20 -0700 | political-news

Former contractor General Greg Christie says a suggestion to use the police to assist the proposed single anti-corruption body to probe corrupt practices in the society could undermine the independence of the agency. Arguing that this approach would represent a...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Portmore :: Jamaica | updated 2014-07-25 23:58:19 -0700 | political-news

Knight yesterday said that the Portia Simpson Miller administration would be in breach of the public's trust if it seeks to extend Leon Thomas' job as acting mayor of Portmore beyond March 2015. Contributing to the debate on the Municipalities...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-27 23:27:06 -0700 | political-news

Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter A bill to regulate timeshare vacation schemes, which Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill said has positive implications for generating new economic opportunities for Jamaicans, has been tabled in the House of Representatives.
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-27 23:27:05 -0700 | political-news

Edmond Campbell, Senior Staff Reporter Senior Opposition lawmaker Delroy Chuck says Jamaica needs a reality check as the time has come for the country to separate the "needy from the greedy" and move away from the politics of handout. During...
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Source: New Europe

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-05-30 04:20:59 -0700 | political-news

Jamaica (AP) Lobbyists in Jamaica are urging the government to move quickly to decriminalize pot and establish a local medical marijuana industry. The Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Taskforce organized a three-day conference on marijuana decriminalization with Jamaica's largest...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Half Way Tree :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-29 08:47:55 -0700 | political-news

We are saying to the Government of Jamaica, through our mass rally and motorcade on Sunday (today) at 5 o'clock, that we would like the buggery law to be retained...Antigua this week, heads of government from across the region will...
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Source: Jamaica Daily Gleaner

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-29 08:47:49 -0700 | political-news

Public affairs officer of the United States Embassy, Christopher Degnan, and president of the Press Association of Jamaica Jenni Campbell addressing participants at a recent seminar on media relations for public relations practitioners. Colin Hamilton/Freelance Photographer (2) Public and...
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Source: NewKerala

Kingston :: Jamaica | updated 2014-06-17 23:08:02 -0700 | political-news

Six Chinese coaches have arrived in Kingston and another four will be here in September on Jamaica government scholarships, reports CMC. The Chinese sprint coaches will be full-time students at the GC Foster College for the month-long programme focusing on...
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