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

Savagery – Cops Search For Clues After 3-Y-O Murdered In St Ann. Residents of Orange Hill in Brown’s Town, St Ann, reacted with shock and anger yesterday after the brutal killing of three-year-old Nevalesia Campbell…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com PM Orders NHT

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

Royal Mess – Probe Launched Into Collapse At Hotel Construction Site In Negril. Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to yesterday’s collapse of decking at the Blue Diamond Royalton

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5 Facts: The Riverton Investigative Report

The recently released Investigative Report into the Riverton Dump has given Jamaicans critical insight into the environmental and public health disaster that was the March 7th, 2015 fire at the site. As mentioned in an earlier blog post, the report

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Investigative Report Into the March 2015 Fire At Riverton City

In the aftermath of the March 7, 2015 fire at the Riverton Disposal Facility, The Office of the Public Defender undertook investigations into the matter, in particular as it relates to the management and oversight of the site as entrusted to the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 17, 2016

Turn Back The Toll – Motorists Face March 21 Deadline For Submissions On Fees For North-South Link To Highway 2000. Members of the public have until next Monday – March 21 – to put in writing for consideration by the relevant

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – February 29, 2016

New Polls Loom – Razor-Thin Majority Expected To Force Next Government Into Early Elections. Jamaica seems set to return to the polls in very short order, with indications that either of the two major parties that crawls out of last Thursday’s

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 26, 2016

Cessation Order Lifted On Developer Relocating Sand To St Ann Hotel. Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister Robert Pickersgill yesterday withdrew a cessation order his ministry previously imposed on Yabyanas Limited, an affiliate of Karisma, which prevented the company from

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 15, 2016

Hotel Project Threat – Developers Consider Pulling Out Over Illegal Sand Mining Allegations. Chairman of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) John Junor late yesterday called an emergency meeting with representatives of three key government ministries, as well as international

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 14, 2016

Government Won’t Dictate To Chinese, Says Davies. The Government is being accused of putting the interest of Jamaicans behind Chinese interest with the parliamentary opposition alleging that it effected a major change to a provision in a draft agreement that sought

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

Educated Beggars – Warmington Says Graduates Turning To Mendicancy Due To Joblessness. South West St Catherine Member of Parliament (MP) Everald Warmington is urging the Government to immediately establish a special programme geared specifically at providing employment and support for the

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