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Last updated: 2014-04-17 22:02:52

COMING FRIDAY: Don’t cover up Alpha sex horrors, attorney writes
... Former residents of Alpha remain pained and traumatised by their experiences, but they cannot talk about them publicly.

Fifteen-hour flight delay, then cancellation ... Fly Jamaica passengers furious in Kingston
"It is just pure chaos," one woman told the Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre a short while ago. "Babies bawling, sick in wheel chair... it is just chaos!”

MAJ condemns threats on journalists
Jamaica Observer reporter Karyl Walker and Abka Fitz-Henley of Nationwide News Network have reported that they have received threats over their coverage of the Vybz Kartel murder trial.

BUDGET 2014-2015: Finance minister announces $6.7 billion in additional taxes
Opening the Budget Debates this afternoon, Phillips said the measures are needed to help finance the $539. 3 billion Budget he tabled two weeks ago.

BUDGET 2014-2015: Phillips announces changes in SLB policy
Opening the Budget debates a short while ago, Dr Peter Phillips said among the changes will be the method of calculating interest on loans.

BUDGET 2014-2015: Phillips calls for honest debate on exchange rate
Opening the 2014-2015 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives this afternoon, Phillips said the value of the Jamaican dollar is being determined by the market, and that will continue to be the c

Prisoner escapes from Richmond Farm facility
The Department of Correctional Service says Tyrone Blake, otherwise called Jermaine or Jullian, 33, escaped custody about 10 o'clock this morning.

65 cops arrested on corruption charges in 2013
The anti-corruption branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) arrested 109 persons last year.

BUDGET 2014-2015: Development Bank of Jamaica to give more aid to SMEs
Beginning next month the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) will provide additional support to the small- and medium-enterprises (SME) sector.

Agricultural graduate numbers fluctuate in economic survey
Despite turning out more agriculturalists than it did in 2012, the number of graduates in this category lagged behind 2011 figures, data published in the latest Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica

No to a JPS increase at this time, says Young Entrepreneurs Association
The Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica says it is against a rate review at this time for the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS).

'Blatant and outright lies' - 'Jack' Warner dismisses newspaper articles about Centre of Excellence
Former football executive Austin ‘Jack’ Warner has dismissed as political, a newspaper article that CONCACAF was seeking compensation from him over the purchase of the Centre of Excellence in Trinidad.

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