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The Duties of Jamaica’s Attorney General

Section 79(1) of the Constitution provides that “there shall be appointed an attorney general who shall be the principal legal adviser to the Government“. The Attorney General is not responsible for criminal proceedings, which are vested in the Office of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 3, 2016

Death Hangs Over Persons in Custody. The Independent Commissions of Investigations (INDECOM) has once again put on the front burner the “unacceptable” violent deaths of persons in state custody, arguing that despite comprehensive policy change, many in lock-ups are losing

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 5, 2016

Peter Still Wants To Be Prime Minister … But Focused On Getting PNP Reelected, Fixing Economy. Dr Peter Phillips, the man who has led Jamaica to 10 successive quarterly International Monetary Fund (IMF) reviews, has admitted that he has not taken

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Prime Ministers Of Jamaica

The Prime Minister is Jamaica’s head of government, who is formally appointed into office by the Governor General, who represents Elizabeth II, Jamaica’s official Head of State. Prior to Independence in 1962, Jamaica’s head of government was known as the Premier and before

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Chart of the Week – Labour – A Developed Jamaica

It was The Most Hon. Michael Manley, Prime Minister of Jamaica in 1972 who announced a programme whereby the importance of labour to the development of Jamaica would be marked by a day of voluntary community participation in projects of

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Chart of the Week: Putting All Our Eggs In One Basket? Cargo Continues To Decline

The GoJ seeks to establish a logistics hub that will consist of transhipment facilities, a logistics centre, industrial plants, a cement plant and possibly a power plant, said Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in her Budget Debate presentation in the

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Jamaica Welcomes The ‘Shearer’

Former governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), Derick Latibeaudiere and Professor Denise Eldemire-Shearer look at the new $5,000 note, which was launched on May 18, 2009. The note was issued as move to celebrate the life of Rt Hon Hugh

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 27, 2013

Paid Like Portia.  The five-year-old government entity set up to manage the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre, Port Authority Management Service (PAMS), is continuing to record losses of millions of dollars, but this has not prevented it from paying its general manager

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 15, 2013

More Taxes On The Way.  After heaping $23 billion in new taxes on the backs of Jamaicans last year, Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has indicated that more tax measures are coming…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Minister To Lose Power To

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VIDEO: News Roundup In The Gleaner Minute – January 7, 2013

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