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Published:Monday | March 2, 2015 | 1:52 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

A 20-year-old student of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) in Kingston, was killed last night in a car crash in Swansea, Four Paths, Clarendon. She has been identified as Vanessa Peart from Bushy Park in the parish. Three others, the...

Published:Thursday | February 26, 2015 | 1:44 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says only an intervention by the Government can stop its implementation of a policy that will oust 30 private operators from major Corporate Area routes in April. Transport lobby groups claim the policy is...

Published:Wednesday | February 25, 2015 | 1:16 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels says the Jamaican judiciary should move quickly to hear and rule on two matters now before it relating to the Senate crisis to ensure that the work of the Parliament is not crippled. Both the Parliament and Opposition...

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 4:28 PMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The General Legal Council has suspended attorney-at-law Audley Melhado from practising law for nine months for breaching the Legal Profession Act. The suspension is a downgrade in disciplinary action. After hearing a complaint against the lawyer,...

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 11:52 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) has asked the Government for a 30 per cent increase in basic wages for public sector workers.

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 10:26 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels says only whom he calls, poor losers, would lobby for the government to change the laws to give prosecutors the right to appeal verdicts.

 

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 9:42 AMJovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Opposition is calling for disclosures from the Jamaica Agricultural Association (JAS) and the Justice Ministry on discussions to possibly establish a compensation fund for victims of praedial larceny. Last week, JAS president Senator Norman...

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