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Weekly Round-up: Petrojam to pay for unfair dismissal… Postal system to be upgraded.... $10m for deportee assistance

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Industrial Disputes Tribunal on Monday ruled that Roselle Scott-Heron was unjustifiably dismissed as human resources manager at Petrojam in December 2016 and awarded her 12 months' salary as compensation.

In other news, Jamaica's postal system is to be upgraded at a cost of $35.872 million, which was set aside in the 2019/2020 estimates and expenditures now before Parliament. Other highlights of the $803 billion budget include:

• $1 billion to acquire motor vehicles and motorcycles for the Jamaica Constabulary Force • $2.58 billion to continue construction and improvement work of the Jamaica Defence Force facilities.

• $1.4 billion to continue the work of the Citizen Security and Justice Programme • $320 million to augment the aged fleet of garbage trucks owned by the National Solid Waste Management Authority

• And, $10 million to strengthen the policy, legislative and institutional framework that guides the management and treatment of deportees.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

See story links below:

Petrojam to pay for unfair and unjustifiable dismissal

New minister reiterates plan to ensure quality gas at pumps

Venezuela has until Senate debate to agree to sale

$35.8-million upgrade for Jamaica Post

$1 billion allocated for police cars, bikes

$2.58 billion to upgrade JDF facilities

CSJP allocated $1.4 b for activities

NSWMA to get more trucks

 Gov't allocates money to assist deportees

Fire Brigade Shortfall

Fire chief says more stations needed across island

'We are close to a solution,' UTech president assures protesters

J'can recounts abuse by priest, pregnancy and abortion

Police detain parents of 3-y-o who died in St Ann

Florida man charged with wife's murder in St Elizabeth

Drug-smuggling Jamaican gets prison time in Bermuda

Gayle's 24th ton

Thompson and McPherson capture gold at indoor meet

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