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Funeral Homes warned of Double Billing

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Major General Stewart Saunders, says contracted funeral homes should not be charging families for the removal of bodies that are later deemed to be not of a sudden death in nature or requiring a forensic pathologist.

Saudi King & Princes Blackmail U.S. Government

Saudi Arabia, owned by the Saud family, are telling the U.S. Government, they’ll wreck the U.S. economy, if a bill in the U.S. Congress that would remove the unique and exclusive immunity the royal owners of that country enjoy in the United States, against their being prosecuted for their having financed the 9/11 attacks, passes in Congress, and becomes U.S. law.

Senate President's guns stolen

KINGSTON,  April 18, 2012- Detectives assigned to the St. Andrew North Police Division have launched a probe into the theft of two guns from the home of President of the Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson.

Phillips Cautions Gov't, Don't Derail Economic Programme

KINGSTON, April 16, 2016 - Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Dr. Peter Phillips, says based on the size of the 2016/2017 budget which was presented on Thursday, the  Jamaican Government will face a challenge meeting some of its commitments, as some of its election promises will have to be abandoned.

Montaque orders National Security Audit

MONTEGO BAY, April 13, 2016 - With the heightened fear of terrorism threatening countries and nationalities across the globe, Jamaica's National Security Minister Robert Montaque has issued instruction for a national security audit to be undertaken.

J'cans honour Beryl Walters-Riley in Virginia

Washington DC, April 10, 2016 -Her twenty six unbroken years of service to her homeland have earned Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Mrs. Beryl Walters-Riley, showers of praise and admiration from the Embassy of Jamaica and members of the Jamaican community in Richmond, the Virginia state capital.
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MoBay youths to be Prepared for Maritime Jobs

MONTEGO BAY,  Ap[ril 13, 2016 - Executive Director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), Dr. Fritz Pinnock, says the CMI/Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College campus in St. James will prepare young people for highly demanded jobs in the global maritime sector.

Don’t label region as ‘tax havens’ says CARICOM

The 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom ) grouping yesterday said it is “deeply concerned” by the resurgence of the designation of “tax havens” being attached to the financial services centres in the region.
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Caricom in banking talks with US

KINGSTON—Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne is leading a Caribbean delegation for discussions with United States authorities on the threat of the withdrawal of correspondent banking services that could destroy the region’s financial sector.
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Portia hails the late Derrick Rochester

KINGSTON, APRIL 10, 2016 - People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller has paid tribute to former St Elizabeth South Eastern Member of Parliament Derrick Rochester  who died at his home in St Elizabeth at about 2:40 pm yesterday, after ailing for some time.

Jamaica and T&T begin Immigration Talks

KINGSTON, April 7, 2016 - Talks have started between the governments of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago following recent cases in which Jamaicans were denied entry to the twin-island republic.

David Cameron Under Fire Over Father's Link to Panama Papers

LONDON,  April 4, 2016 - The British government sought on Monday to deflect any criticism of Prime Minister David Cameron over his late father's inclusion on a list of clients using a law firm in the tax haven of Panama and said it would investigate the leaked data.

Gleaner confirms: Shaw knew money wasn't available

MONTEGO BAY, April 3, 2016 - The Jamaica Gleaner is this morning corroborating former finance Minister Peter Phillips' argument that Finance Minister Audley Shaw was well aware that the money collected from a special tax on fuel had been placed in the Consolidated Fund, where all money collected by government goes.

Foreign Ministry probes alleged mistreatment of J'cans in T&T

KINGSTON, April 2, 2016 - Despite T&T's Foreign Affairs Minister Dennis Moses, clearing immigration officials of  any wrongdoing in the deportation of  twelve Jamaicans nearly two weeks ago, the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs has indicated that it is still investigating the reported ill-treatment of  the Jamaicans who were recently denied entry to Trinidad and Tobago.

Police Station for Maroon Town

MAROON TOWN, St James — A long awaited promise by Member of Parliament Derrick Kellier of a police station for the Maroon Town area to enhance the crime-fighting capabilities of the troubled St James Police Division is shortly to be realised.

Vladimir Putin Skips Washington Nuclear Summit

Russia, which has the world’s largest nuclear arsenal and a sprawling military and civilian nuclear industry, has refused to take part in this week’s nuclear security summit in Washington over the lack of cooperation with partners on this issue, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on March 30 – the day before the top level meeting kicks off on March 31.

Nuclear Summit: Obama Claims Russia Violates INF Treaty

On March 31 – the first day of the nuclear summit in Washington, Obama stated that, taking into account violations by Moscow, the US is urging Russia to implement fully the commitments under the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles or The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) signed in 1987.

The $1.5m tax break to be addressed in the budget

KINGSTON, April 2, 2015 - The much talked about  tax incentive for persons earning below $1.5 million dollars is to be addressed when the Government present its budget to Parliament within the next fourteen days.

CARICOM has three razor thin one seat parliaments

GEORGETOWN, April 2, 2016 - When retired army general David Granger won general elections in Guyana last May, he and his multiparty coalition government crossed the line by a mere 5000 votes or a single parliamentary seat, triggering fears of a hung parliament on crucial votes.
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Jamaicans refused landing in Trinidad cry foul

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, March 23, 2016 - Another group of Jamaicans are claiming that they have been mistreated by Trinidad and Tobago Immigration Officers after refusing to land them and eventually sending them back home.

Phillips sees new taxes to fund income tax relief plan

KINGSTON,  Jamaica April 1, 2016 - Former Finance Minister and Opposition Spokesman on the portfolio, Dr. Peter Phillips, is of the opinion that in order to fund its $1.5 M income tax relief plan, the Andrew Holness administration will have to impose new taxes.

Shaw has to look elsewhere for tax relief funds

KINGSTON,  March 30, 2016 - Finance Minister Audley Shaw says he is surprised that the $9.5-billion dollar the new government was depending on to fund its election promise to abolish income tax for individuals earning up to $1.5 million annually has already been accounted for in the Consolidated Fund and is not available for that purpose.

Haiti has a new prime minister amid political crisis

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti's interim president named a new prime minister Tuesday after the last one was essentially rejected by parliament in the latest chapter of the poor country's chronic political instability.
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Police to get "Deportee vehicles" says Minister

SAVAANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland, March 22, 2016- National Security Minister,  Robert Montague, says  the gov't will be purchasing cheaper vehicles during the next financial year to boost the mobile capacity of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

JA cops being stolen by overseas police organizations

MANDEVILLE,  March 21, 2016 - Head of the Manchester Police Division, Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron-Powell, wants the Government to consider bonding members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), to help stem the high rate of attrition rate by highly trained officers within the organisation.
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