Tag: Office of the Public Defender

6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 4, 2016

‘Rethink Coal Plan’ – Environmentalists Decry Nain Plant Proposal, Gov’t Official Also Wary. Jamaica will pay dearly in terms of the health of its people and the environment if the new owners of the Alpart bauxite facility in Nain, St Elizabeth,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 12, 2016

Tivoli Jackpot – High-Powered Lawyers At West Kgn Enquiry Cost Taxpayers $150m, JDF Bill Alone $71m. Jamaican taxpayers had to fork out almost J$150 million to cover fees for the high-powered lawyers used by all but one state agencies that participated

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

PNP By Default? – Study Shows Undecided Tired Of Ruling Party But No Love For The JLP. The People’s National Party (PNP) could return to form the Government almost by default, after the votes are counted on February 25, as a

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6 Things You Need to Know Today – December 11, 2015

Fraud Alert – Cops Warn Citizens To Watch Out For Tricksters This Christmas. With fraudsters making off with more than J$500 million each over the past two years, the police are warning citizens and business operators to be wary of tricksters

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 22, 2015

Momentum Driven – PNP Head To Westmoreland For Warm-Up. With the general election believed to be on the horizon, the governing People’s National Party (PNP) will on Sunday head to its safest parish – Westmoreland – to warm-up for upcoming polls…

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 8, 2015

NSWMA To Purchase New Trucks To Ease Strain On Waste Collection Operations. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is set to purchase 17 new Renault trucks to complement its ageing fleet, even as it seeks to tighten its grip on

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 16, 2015

Students Traumatised As Violence Grips West Kingston. Students of all ages were hit hard yesterday as the death toll continued to rise in the ongoing warfare battering west Kingston… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com PM Thanks Diaspora, Seeks Brand Jamaica Support. Prime Minister

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 5, 2015

No Room In Private Sector For Displaced Government Workers. Chief Executive Officer of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), Dennis Chung, has warned that there is no place in the sector for displaced, untrained public-sector workers… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 30, 2015

Missing Customs Files Result In $16 Million Revenue Losses. Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis on Tuesday told members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) that someone should be held accountable for 14 files that went missing at Jamaica Customs

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