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Archive for February 26th, 2016

Power outages continue due to pole damage

Power outages continue due to pole damage

| 26/02/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): More CUC customers are currently without electricity in George Town after another problem with a power pole in the industrial area, following the morning’s outage, which lasted more than two hours. Just before 2pm Friday, the power was cut again on Red Gate Road, Dorcy Drive, McClendon Dri [...]

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No cops suspended in stolen drugs scandal

No cops suspended in stolen drugs scandal

| 26/02/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): There have been no arrests or suspensions of police officers from their jobs, even though the commissioner has admitted that serving officers may have been directly involved in a major drug theft from an evidence locker in the George Town Police Station yard. RCIPS officials told CNS that [...]

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500lbs of ganja recovered from drug bust

500lbs of ganja recovered from drug bust

| 26/02/2016
(CNS): Ricky Manderson (59) has been remanded in custody until Thursday after a brief court appearance today over charges of conspiracy to import more than 500lbs of ganja, after he was busted by police on Tuesday night in North Side. The West Bay man was arrested after the police chopper and marin [...]

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Pole fire causes another GT power cut

Pole fire causes another GT power cut

| 26/02/2016 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Parts of the capital are without power again this morning after a pole fire in the industrial area of George Town caused an electricity outage, CUC have said. Customers on Red Gate Road, Dorcy Drive, Industrial Park, the airport and other areas, as well as along Sparky Drive where the fire oc [...]

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Jamaica Labour Party to take power after election upset

Jamaica Labour Party to take power after election upset

| 26/02/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Andrew Holness will be retaking the reins of power in the neighbouring country of Jamaica after his party claimed victory following Thursday’s general election and in light of the early results. In a close race, the Jamaica Labour Party took 33 of the 63 seats contested, booting Prime Mini [...]

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Duty waiver grants ripe for corruption

Duty waiver grants ripe for corruption

| 26/02/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): More than six months after the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) raised the alarm over the failures in government’s management of fee and duty waivers, the situation is now worse, according to  Martin Ruben, the audit performance director. Following a change in the law so that waivers of [...]

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Jefferson to lead on government books

Jefferson to lead on government books

| 26/02/2016 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Financial Secretary Kenneth Jefferson has been formally identified as the person to take charge of core government’s overall financial reporting, the deputy governor has confirmed. After years of warnings from the Office of the Auditor General that a leader had to be appointed to deal [...]

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DoE and Vulcan agree deal over coral damage

DoE and Vulcan agree deal over coral damage

| 26/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): After several weeks of wrangling, the Department of Environment has been able to secure an agreement with Vulcan Inc. on behalf of billionaire Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and owner of a luxury yacht that damaged a large area of coral reef off the coast of Seven Mile Beach on 14 J [...]

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