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Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2023 | 1:21 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Garfield Coke, the former financial adviser to sports star Usain Bolt, says there was “no red flag” in his due diligence before recommending that the former athlete invest millions of dollars in Stocks...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2023 | 1:43 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) was flagged in 2017 by staff of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) for a "culture of non-compliance and mismanagement of client funds"

Published:Monday | January 9, 2023 | 12:55 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) has admitted to keeping Industry Minister Aubyn Hill in the dark over a July 2022 report that identified dozens of producers of substandard building blocks. NCRA Chief Executive Officer Lorice...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2022 | 2:09 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

The Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) has finally complied with a disclosure order in a case involving a Digicel cell tower after what has been described as “a daring attempt by a government entity to violate the ruling of a court”....

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:12 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Dynamic Lifestyle Studio says its lease with the owner of 7 Hillcrest Avenue was clear that a gym would operate there, a twist in the case brought against the operators by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC). The KSAMC applied...

Published:Monday | February 7, 2022 | 12:06 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

The Dental Council of Jamaica says it is investigating the United States track record of dental surgeon Dr Michelle Charles. The council said it took the action after learning from The Sunday Gleaner that Charles was penalised in the US for...

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2022 | 12:09 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

On his 40th birthday and just 117 days after he was forced to resign in shame, Floyd Green, considered one of the brightest sparks in the Holness administration, was reappointed to the Cabinet. The two-term St Elizabeth South Western member of...

Published:Tuesday | January 4, 2022 | 12:10 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Officials from The University of the West Indies (UWI) are due to appear before the Jamaican Parliament next week amid news that Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles is investigating the chancellor, Robert Bermudez, the ceremonial head of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:14 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

The deputy head of planning and a surveyor at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) have been sent on leave with full pay as the authority faces more scrutiny over its approvals and enforcement of building permits. The Local...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2021 | 12:11 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

There are more questions about negligence or possible corruption at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) following a court case that revealed that a developer built 32...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Pressure is mounting for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to remove Edward Gabbidon as chairman of the board of HEART/NSTA Trust because of the relationship between the multibillion-dollar training agency and Gabbidon’s company, SynCon Technologies...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2021 | 12:08 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has parted company with Captain Omaine Morgan, who has been linked to the controversial Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries in St James. Army spokesman Lieutenant Nathan Curtis said the Defence...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

The Government has withdrawn the national award it bestowed on popular pastor Merrick ‘Al’ Miller, bowing to public pressure over the decision amid the clergyman’s criminal convictions and his unrepentant attitude. The development comes as Prime...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:10 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Transport and mining ministry representatives were sidelined as the boards of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) and a subsidiary decided on the first part of a $450m investment in First Rock Capital Holdings (FRCH), meeting records have...

Published:Monday | September 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

An official of Airports Authority of Jamaica’s (AAJ) finance committee in March 2021 said he was not convinced that “proper due diligence” was done before the group pumped almost a half a billion dollars of taxpayers’ money in start-up First Rock...

Published:Monday | September 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Shanice Hawthorne telephoned a relative from her hospital bed at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James on August 29 complaining that her complexion had turned “black and blue” and she was “stifling” - signs she believed signalled her...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:13 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica has been jolted back into lockdown mode owing to a suffocating third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as the Andrew Holness administration continues to fend off deciding whether mandatory vaccination will have to be implemented. Some of the...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Four board members of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) were dumped in July, weeks after a meeting they insisted on to get the position of president advertised and a forensic audit done of more than $300 million worth of...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Bruce Golding, chairman of First Rock Global Barbados, said it would have been “proper” for Fay Hutchinson to disclose to the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) her interests in First Rock Capital Holdings in which the state entity questionably...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

The board of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) should be sacked for the controversial $443m investment in start-up First Rock Capital Holdings that broke the law, the opposition People’s National Party has said. Transport Minister Robert...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

The spotlight is now on Transport Minister Robert Montague to indicate whether he is confident in the leadership of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ), which disregarded the law in a $443 million investment of taxpayers’ money in start-up...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

Two public bodies, the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) and a subsidiary violated government regulations in their $443-million investment in start-up private equity firm First Rock Capital Holdings, the finance minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, has...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

CARICOM leaders ended their annual meeting on Tuesday with a bullish pronouncement that they are targeting 80 per cent herd immunity from COVID-19 in the region by December 31 amid concerns about vaccine supply. Chairman of the bloc, Gaston Browne...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

William Shagoury, under whose board chairmanship the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) and a subsidiary bought US$3m (J$409) worth of shares in First Rock Capital Holdings, said he did not know that his deputy Fay Hutchinson was also a director...

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMJovan Johnson/Senior Staff Reporter

The US$3-million (J$409-million) investment in First Rock Capital Holdings by the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) and a subsidiary has shocked a former board chairman, Dennis Morrison, who says up to the time he left office, the public body was...

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