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Last updated: 2014-04-24 09:19:35

Douglas Reid enters race for basketball association presidency
Reid joins Dr Mark Broomfield and current executive member, Paulton Gordon, in the race for the JaBA presidency.

'Police' arrests Osbourne in Contender series to advance to quarter finals
Judge Clifford Brown scored the bout 58-56, Lindel Allen had it at 59-55 and Keith Brown scored it 59-55 for the 45-year-old Campbell, who won the Contender Series in 2012.

Grenadian journalist on forgery charges granted bail
Rawle Nelson was ordered to surrender all his travel documents and report to the Central Police Station three days a week. He was also ordered to return to court on June 3.

Chang calls for reactivation of Housing Fund
In his contribution to the Budget debate yesterday, Chang called for $2 billion to be redirected from the National Budget towards the Housing Fund.

Kartel juror returns to court today for attempting to pervert the course of justice
It is alleged that he offered the jury foreman $500,000 to return a not-guilty verdict and promised that the payment would be made the following day.

Bankers' Association worried withdrawal tax will affect formal system
In a statement this evening, the JBA also said it was worried that the Government has not presented a more equitable and sustainable strategy to meet the shortfall in revenue for this fiscal year.

Gov't to acquire drones to catch poachers
Agriculture Minister, Roger Clarke, announced in parliament this afternoon that two of the craft are to be acquired and fitted with cameras.

Three-month amnesty for delinquent electricians
The Board of Examiners, which licences electricians, says the amnesty will run from May 1 to July 31.

High court judge pleads for more resources
Justice Lloyd Hibbert says funds have been allocated for the appointment of additional judges but said the lack of adequate facilities is delaying the appointments.

Gas prices down $0.25 tomorrow, other petroleum products up
A litre of E10-87 gasolene is to sell for $125.51 cents, while E10-90 is to sell for $127.16. The prices of all other petroleum products have been increased.

Be like Nehemiah, forego allowances, bishop tells Government members
Reverend Gregory was delivering the sermon at the 144th Synod of the Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands at the St Annís Bay Parish Church yesterday.

Ryland Campbell appointed new toll regulator
He replaces Dunbar McFarlane who has resigned. Under the Toll Roads Act of 2002, the Minister is empowered to appoint a Toll Regulator to whom any concessionaire shall apply.

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