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  1. Peace At Last – But Parents Worry About Teens Detained Under State Of Emergency
  2. Pay Back Every Cent! – Former PAJ Executives Ordered To Return Millions
  3. Briefing | Crime And Violence In Jamaica; Time To Focus On Embedded Institutional Problems
  4. Whitmore Flies Out Under Old Contract
  5. Back To The Drawing Board For Oxford Road Hotel – NEPA Tells Applicant To Reduce Building Height
  6. A Peace-Full Reggae Month – Organisers Return To Root Of Lyrics

1. Peace At Last – But Parents Worry About Teens Detained Under State Of Emergency 

While most residents of St James are now seeing real peace for the first time in quite a while as a result of the ongoing state of public emergency in the parish, others are not enjoying the tranquility, as they are worried about the tardiness in processing relatives detained by the security forces. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Pay Back Every Cent! – Former PAJ Executives Ordered To Return Millions

A directive in 2016 by the Auditor General’s Department that the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) should take action to recover the retirement benefits paid to former executives of the Port Authority of Jamaica is to be carried out by the public body following a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Briefing | Crime And Violence In Jamaica; Time To Focus On Embedded Institutional Problems 

Crime and violence has had minimal impact on tourism in the Second City, although the violent habits of some of the residents of Montego Bay are becoming overwhelming. The crime as well as a state of emergency can sometimes be very costly to everyone and can also result in loss of earnings. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Whitmore Flies Out Under Old Contract

General secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Dalton Wint, confirmed yesterday that national senior team head coach Theodore Whitmore would continue to work under his old contract as the new deal is still not signed. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Back To The Drawing Board For Oxford Road Hotel – NEPA Tells Applicant To Reduce Building Height

Land being cleared for development at 1A-1B Oxford Road in New Kingston will house a boutique hotel, according to documents obtained from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA). The state regulator, however, has asked the design architects, Harold Morrison+Robert Woodstock Associates Limited, to review and adjust the hotel design for resubmission.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. A Peace-Full Reggae Month – Organisers Return To Root Of Lyrics

Over the years, Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) and its partners have managed to establish February as the official month to celebrate reggae music and its practitioners. With taglines such as From di Root, to di World in 2011; Reggae 50: Jamaica’s Heart and Soul in 2012; and Reggae Mekyah in 2016, the recurring message was that reggae originated in Jamaica and paved the way for other musical genres. However, for 2018, the direction is intended to be more meaningful.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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