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Roger Clarke demonstrated leadership, says US Embassy
- 2014-08-28 16:40:06
According to an Embassy spokesperson, Clarke led Jamaicaís agricultural sector with experience, deep knowledge and awareness of a field that he loved.

Social media reacts to Roger Clarke's passing
- 2014-08-28 14:55:35
Social media has been reacting with shock and sadness at the passing of Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke.

Wynter McIntosh is new Lucea mayor
- 2014-08-28 14:30:57
He was elected by his colleague councillors at special sitting of the council at the Lucea Municipal Building this morning. McIntosh was nominated by outgoing chairman Shernet Haughton.

PHOTOS: Roger will be missed, says JLP
- 2014-08-28 13:22:43
Chang said he will mostly be missed by the people of St Elizabeth and Westmoreland where he was not only a politician but also a major employer in the agriculture sector.

Two Haitians fined, ordered deported from Jamaica
- 2014-08-28 13:10:32
Two of the three Haitians who illegally came to Jamaica just over a week ago have been fined $8,000 or a month in prison.

Prime Minister saddened by the death of Roger Clarke
- 2014-08-28 13:06:31
Clarke died in Florida this morning from a suspected heart attack. He was at an airport on his return to Jamaica.

Roger Clarke's last contribution to the Budget Debate
- 2014-08-28 12:25:04
Roger Clarke made his final presentation in the Budget Debate as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries on April 23.

Roger Clarke: Life and politics
- 2014-08-28 12:02:09
Clarke's is a name synonymous in Jamaicaís political and social spheres with agriculture.

PHOTOS: Fire destroys former bailiff office in Kingston, several squatters left homeless
- 2014-08-28 11:46:35
A massive fire gutted a board structure along East Street in Kingston, which was used as the Resident Magistrate's Bailiff Office in 1972.

UPDATE: Roger Clarke dies of suspected heart attack
- 2014-08-28 11:44:31
Clarke died in the United States this morning where he was recuperating following surgery for a back condition. Itís reported that the former agriculture minister was at an airport heading for Jamaica when he fell ill and was taken to hospital.

Criminal Record Amendment Bill showing weaknesses, says Opposition Senator
- 2014-08-28 09:45:19
Opposition Senator, Marlene Malahoo-Forte, says so-called radical suggestions put forward by the Public Defenderís Office indicate weaknesses in the Criminal Record Amendment Bill before the Parliament.

JFJ questions methodology of committee probing sex-ed course
- 2014-08-28 09:36:26
Human rights group, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is questioning the methodology used to probe its implementation of a sex-education course in six childrenís homes.

JUTC chairman unfazed by calls for his removal
- 2014-08-28 09:30:00
Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Board Chairman, Reverend Garnett Roper says heís untroubled by calls for his removal.

NWC partners with private provider to supply Corporate Area communities
- 2014-08-28 09:28:43
The National Water Commission (NWC) has partnered with a privately owned company to provide an additional one million gallons of water per day to several Corporate Area communities.

Cabinet to consider proposed changes to flexi-work bill to protect religious persons
- 2014-08-27 18:53:24
The Cabinet is expected to consider new proposals that could result in changes to the flexi-work bill to protect workers from discrimination on religious grounds.

JLP calls for JUTC board and transport minister's removal
- 2014-08-27 18:43:09
The Jamaica Labour Party is calling for the removal of Transport Minister, Dr Omar Davies over his handling of the recent Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus fare increases.

Gas prices to go up 55 cents tomorrow
- 2014-08-27 18:01:29
A litre of E10-87 gasolene is to sell for $125.98, while E10-90 is to sell for $127.64.

Mico revelation: 14 bachelor of education programmes awaiting accreditation
- 2014-08-27 15:25:23
One of Jamaicaís top teacher-training institutions, The Mico University College, has released information indicating that most of its programmes are awaiting the UCJ's approval.

Give ex-convicts the right to appeal records expunged, says acting Public Defender
- 2014-08-27 15:23:43
The Office of the Public Defender is proposing that the right of convicts to appeal to have their records expunged, be enshrined in law.

'Fit for 180, fit for life' - Gleaner launches 5K run
- 2014-08-27 14:51:26
The Gleaner Company has launched its first-ever 5K run.

Crop prices to drop by year-end says BoJ Governor
- 2014-08-27 14:08:41
The Bank of Jamaica is projecting that the impact of the drought on the prices of agricultural produce should reverse by year-end.

Education ministry says 95 per cent of schools ready for reopening
- 2014-08-27 14:05:21
The Education Ministry is reporting that it is 95 per cent ready for the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, which begins on Monday, September 1.

Alleged St Elizabeth lottery scammer gets $500,000 bail
- 2014-08-27 14:00:56
A 19-year-old St Elizabeth man was yesterday offered $500,00 bail on lottery scam related charges.

IMF boss being investigated for negligence
- 2014-08-27 13:55:14
French authorities have formally opened a negligence investigation into Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Roper says JUTC or Davies did not deceive stakeholders on fare rollback
- 2014-08-27 13:41:13
The chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Dr Garnet Roper, is dismissing claims that the bus company and Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies deliberately misled stakeholders on ...


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