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Private Sector, Anti-Corruption Groups Laud Integrity Commission Report

Private Sector, Anti-Corruption Groups Laud Integrity Commission Report

More evidence of nepotism, cronyism, fraud, questionable donations, and mismanagement of public funds are just some of the breaches highlighted in the Integrity Commission’s Report on operations at PETROJAM. The two-year-long document which was tabled in Parliament this week was more than satisfactory according to the private sector and corruption watchdog groups. Jamaila Maitland reports.

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Tense Calm In Stewart Town Following Community Meeting

Tense Calm In Stewart Town Following Community Meeting

There is a tense calm in Stewart Town following a meeting with the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) about the alleged extra-judicial killing of Savion Hinds by the police. Family members of Hinds, residents and the police aired their concerns about the death of the man who was killed on June 15. Last Report Here:...

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Public Accounts Committee Questions CMU’s Spending Habits

Public Accounts Committee Questions CMU’s Spending Habits

The purchasing of gadgets amounting to millions of dollars at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) was recently brought to the forefront at the meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). This time with more uncertainty after representatives of the CMU did not know who requested to purchase the items and in some cases, were not able to identify...

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JCF Mourns the Death of Police Superintendent Leon Clunis

JCF Mourns the Death of Police Superintendent Leon Clunis

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) mourns the sudden death of Superintendent Leon Clunis. He was one of the two officers who were hospitalized after being shot during the Horizon Park operation. Clunis died at the Kingston public hospital on the evening of June 30. He is now the third officer who has succumbed to injuries...

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Stewart Town Residents Continue Protests Over Savion Hinds Death

Stewart Town Residents Continue Protests Over Savion Hinds Death

The military had to be called in after residents of Stewart Town; St. Mary blocked the streets again in protest of the death of Savion Hinds. This time, for an update from the Independent Commissions of Investigations (INDECOM ) about the status of their probe. Hinds was killed in an alleged extra-judicial killing by the police...

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238 Nationals Arrive Home On Miracle Flight Sunday Evening

238 Nationals Arrive Home On Miracle Flight Sunday Evening

It was an unusual welcome for Jamaicans who returned home on the evening of June 28, as families and friends waited at the arrival gates of the Norman Manley International Airport. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is the ‘miracle flight’. Two hundred and thirty –eight (238) Jamaicans coming from China, Japan, Europe,...

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KSAMC Responds To ‘Pearnel Charles Arcade’ Vendors About Restricted Access To The Facility

KSAMC Responds To ‘Pearnel Charles Arcade’ Vendors About Restricted Access To The Facility

The Kingston & St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has sought to provide answers for the restricted access to the Pearnel Charles Arcade in Downtown following a shooting incident inside the facility. But the vendors are complaining about the effectiveness of the temporary closure to address the persistent crime problem as well as its stifling impact...

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Overcrowding At Beaches & Rivers Sends Govt Off Deep-End

Overcrowding At Beaches & Rivers Sends Govt Off Deep-End

There was little to no implementation of regulations at some of the beaches in St. Ann over the weekend. Patrons deep-dived at the opportunity for a beach day following the government’s easing of the restrictions earlier this month however CVM LIVE visited a few public beaches in the parish to observe what was taking place.