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Gov't PAC members demand name of journalist in Auditor General Dept enquiry

In an unusual request, government members of a parliamentary committee this morning demanded to know the name of a Gleaner journalist who spoke with Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis on an audit under consideration.   It comes as...
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Police sergeant fined $300,000 for failing to give statement to INDECOM

Police sergeant Gilbert Smith was on Monday sentenced to a fine of $300,000 or three months imprisonment for failing to give a statement to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) in relation to a case of assault. Sentencing was...
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Six-year-old Jadaine Miller, who was shot dead yesterday.

6-Y-O SHOT DEAD Premium

A 15-year-old suspect is being sought in the shooting death of his six-year-old cousin in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Jadaine Miller, who lived in the same yard as the accused. Reports by the police...
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Mystery solved

Following a plethora of queries by some government members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as to why Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis was absent from an exit interview by auditors from the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in...
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Growth & Jobs | Groundbreaking bamboo investment to boost Jamaica’s economy

In what will be a game-changing achievement for Jamaica, Bamboo Bioproducts Ltd (BBP) will start construction in 2021 of the only dedicated bamboo market pulp mill in the Western Hemisphere in Frome, Westmoreland. Frome has been selected as the...
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Growth & Jobs | Credit invisibility is not good – Toyloy-Carter

Some persons may shy away from credit, but having no credit history may pose a problem, pointed out Michelle Toyloy-Carter, chief executive officer, Credit Information Services Credit Bureau. “You are called credit invisible when you have no credit...
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Russell returns in 18-man provisional WI T20 squad

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): West Indies selectors have named an 18-man provisional Twenty20 International squad for upcoming series against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan. The squad, which will be led by Kieron Pollard, sees a recall for...
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Afternoon stroll for Rojorn Di Pilot

Course-specialist ROJORN DI PILOT tracked early leader FORMAL GLADIATOR before taking charge of yesterday’s five-furlong straight overnight allowance event, beating late-charging RAS EMANUEL by two lengths. Always the horse to beat on back class...
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In this April 27, 2018 photo, a worker controls iron at the Thyssenkrupp steel factory in Duisburg, Germany.

Agreement reached to temporarily suspend tariffs in steel dispute

The European Union and the United States on Monday decided to temporarily suspend measures at the heart of a steel tariff dispute that is seen as one of the major trade issues dividing the two sides. With the decision, “we are walking the talk in...
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JamTeas considers carve out, listing of manufacturing operation Premium

The owners of Jamaica Teas Limited are planning a restructuring of the group to carve out the manufacturing unit, the main component of the business, as a stand-alone entity. The company would then float the manufacturing operation on the stock...
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Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams made it to the top 10 of the Miss Universe competition on Sunday. Miss Universe Mexico Andrea Meza was named the new Miss Universe.

Michael Williams the proudest dad in the universe

The father of Miqueal-Symone Williams was speechless following the results of the 69th Miss Universe pageant. Speaking to The Gleaner before the end of the competition, Michael Williams said he was the proudest dad in the universe and that “she has...
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Jamaica, Africa scoop major awards at IRAWMA

Reggae and world music’s biggest night unfolded with a dazzling array of stars on Sunday, with the staging of the 39th IRAWMA (International Reggae...
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Editorial | New UWI review committee

The University of the West Indies (UWI) needs to reverse the incertitude in the region about how, and by whom, it is handling the Byron governance report calling for an overhaul of how the institution is managed and financed. That requires that it...
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Dannyelle-Jordan Bailey | Minding my mental health

As teenagers, we have had to conform and adapt to this thing that has caused our social skills to plummet and has wreaked havoc in other areas of our lives. The pandemic was a surprise and an interruption to the fast-paced schedule that was once...
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Letter of the Day | Need for more clarity and understanding on Ivermectin

THE EDITOR, Madam: In recent times, lobbying for the use of the drug Ivermectin both locally and overseas has increased. The drug is used free of charge as the sole tool of two global disease elimination campaigns for Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic...
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The UN needs to change its mandate

THE EDITOR, Madam: During the past week, the world watched in horror the conflict taking place between Israel and Palestine. The building housing news agencies such as The Associated Press and the Al Jazeera networks was demolished in an air...
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A Palestinian man reacts to the death of his father who was killed by an Israeli airstrike that destroyed the upper floors of a commercial building and caused damage to the nearby Health Ministry and prime health care clinic, in Gaza City, yesterday.

Israel strikes Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

GAZA CITY (AP): The Israeli military unleashed another heavy wave of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip yesterday, saying it destroyed militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders. International diplomacy to end the weeklong war that has...
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Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80m doses

WASHINGTON (AP): President Joe Biden said on Monday that the US will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks as domestic demand for shots drops and global disparities in distribution have...
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Rear Admiral Peter Brady, director general of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica.

Peter Brady reappointed to WMU board

Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, has been reappointed as a member of the World Maritime University (WMU) Board of Governors. He will serve as governor for an additional two terms, ending in February...
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Working from home: Hardware, software, human imperatives (Pt 2)

In part two of this discussion on working from home (WFH), we will look at safety risks and the experience of ADVANTUM, which provides specialised information and communication technology (ICT) services for shipping interests and other businesses...
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