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Timeline: Jamaica’s Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) Corruption Scandal

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has come under intense scrutiny following allegations of corruption in the issuance of firearm licences to certain questionable characters. The story has ballooned into an uncovering of irregular practices, allegations of bribes and strongarming to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 20, 2016

‘I Feel Betrayed’ – Al Miller Opens Up, Promises Tell-All At Press Conference Today; Former Commish Dismisses Claims. The Reverend Merrick ‘Al’ Miller yesterday revealed that he trusted former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington, but now feels he was…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 13, 2016

Jamaica Accuses CXC Of Being ‘Very Difficult’ Over Penwood Issue. Jamaica is accusing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) of being “very difficult” but has said it will not back down from its push for exam grades for…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Millions

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 6, 2016

‘No Tax Haven’ … But Jamaica To Push Ahead With Financial Centre Plans Amid Panama Papers Revelations. As global fallout continues over the leak of millions of documents on offshore financing, the Jamaican Government has signalled it will press ahead with

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 11, 2016

‘Put Ja First’ – New Parliament Displays Camaraderie As Supporters Hurl Insults On Duke Street. On a day dominated by stark contrasts, Prime Minister Andrew Holness called for parliamentarians on both sides of the aisle to make the nation the priority

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 8, 2016

Cabinet Warning – Holness Declares Zero Tolerance Approach To Corruption Among Ministers. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday sounded a warning to his new Cabinet that he would be taking a zero-tolerance approach to corruption among members of his administration… Read more

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 28, 2016

Portia Promises Happy Easter – PM Expected To Announce Election Date At Half-Way Tree Meeting Sunday. Having confirmed on Tuesday that she had been “touched” by her Master, People’s National Party (PNP) president Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has hinted that

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5 New Year’s Resolutions For Jamaica In 2016

Many of us are still in the process of determining our new year’s resolutions, while others have already fallen off the bandwagon. We looked at some of the top resolutions last week – getting fit, quitting smoking and drinking, family

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 15, 2015

Beggars’ Boulevard – Mendicants Line The Streets, Blame Joblessness, Misfortune For State Of Being. If you have travelled by the intersection of Cross Roads and Caledonia Avenue in St Andrew, you might have seen Dane Robotham hailing motorists or waiting patiently

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International Anti-Corruption Day 2015 – An In-Depth Interview With Greg Christie

December 9th is observed annually as International Anti-Corruption Day. The United Nations calls corruption “a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries, that undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability.” The UN General Assembly designated December

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