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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 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 – September 12, 2016

Growth Delay – Vaz Appeals For Patience, Says Council’s Report May Be Ready Today. The Economic Growth Council (EGC) missed its August 31 deadline to submit its plans for growing the economy, but Daryl Vaz, the Government’s point man on investments,

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

Growth Council Seeking 5% GDP Growth In Next Four Years. Business mogul Michael Lee Chin, who was yesterday named chairman of the Government’s Economic Growth Council (EGC), has pledged to work tirelessly with council members and other Jamaican stakeholders to achieve

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

Scamming On ‘Decline’ But West Remains ‘Epicentre’ Of Activities. Lottery scamming activity is ‘declining’ in western Jamaica, but that section of the island remains the “epicentre” of the deadly multimillion-dollar illicit business in the island… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Jamaica, Trinidad

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 31, 2016

Lottery Scam Takes Massive Hit – Nineteen, Including Cop, Taken Into Custody. The infamous lottery scam took a massive hit yesterday, with 19 people, including a policeman and seven women, taken into custody and more than $1.8 million in Jamaican currency

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 25, 2016

‘Murders In Jamaica Higher Than In Hottest War Zone’. A reputable academic has suggested that the murder wave that has been making its way across Jamaica over the past decades is more devastating than the one-off terrorist attack of September 11,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 22, 2016

Andrew’s Fears – Opposition Leader Feels Jamaica’s Democracy At Risk, While Crime Soars. Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness is harbouring deep fears for Jamaica that he feels are not being adequately addressed by the current People’s National

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

Budget Swells By $166.8 Billion. The buy-back of Jamaica’s PetroCaribe debt is chiefly responsible for a $166.8 billion increase that has been proposed for the national Budget… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Minimum Wage Goes Up. A testy stand-off between government and opposition

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 19, 2015

Padmore Primary Reaps Success After Threat Of Closure. Four years ago, the education ministry signalled that it was taking steps to close Padmore Primary, a school in the hills of St Andrew… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com GSAT Joy And Sadness Throughout

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