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CARICOM Rift Over Venezuela Deepens

The split in the Caribbean Community (Caricom) over how to deal with the deepening economic and political crisis in Venezuela, is now an open conflict. Jamaica’s...

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Ian Hayles Application to Block OCG Report Begins in Court Today

The hearing of the court application brought by Member of Parliament for Western Hanover, Ian Hayles, seeking to block a report of the Office of the Contractor General...

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Govt to Review Legislation to Ensure Fines are Adequate

Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, says there’ll be a review of all legislations to ensure the fines they stipulate are updated. He’s made the declaration as persons...

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Cabinet Sub-Committee on Property Tax to Report Wednesday

The government has appointed a special sub-committee of Cabinet to evaluate and assess the outcry over the increases in property taxes that took effect on the weekend....

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Chamber of Commerce Urges Govt to Lift ‘Blanket Ban’ on Corned Beef

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, JCC, is raising concern about what it’s describing as the ‘blanket ban’ placed on the importation of corned beef from...

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‘Special Policing Zones NOT Equivalent to State of Emergency’ – Holness

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, is seeking to allay fears that the proposed special security measures he announced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday are...

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Route Taxis Contemplate Fare Hike

The Route Taxi Association of Jamaica, RTAJ, is to have an ’emergency meeting’ today to discuss whether it should make an application for a fare increase....

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Weekly Charter Flights between Jamaica, Spain & Portugal

The Tourism Ministry says weekly charter flights between Spain, Portugal and Jamaica will begin in June this year. The Ministry made the announcement in a statement last...

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Security Ministry Preparing for 42 UK Deportees

Almost 50 Jamaicans are to be deported from the United Kingdom today. Many of those being deported on a special charter flight have reportedly lived in the UK since they...

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‘Lawful Preventative Detention’ Among Raft of Measures to Tackle Domestic & Sexual Crimes

The police have been given the green light to arrest a person on reasonable grounds where it’s believed that a crime is about to be committed. The concept of...