Let the public be the judge

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OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips says he is leaving it to members of the public to form their opinions on the failure of the Integrity Commission to publish a summary of the statutory declaration of Prime Minister Andrew Holness for last year.Under the law the commission is to publish in the Jamaica Gazette the summary of the statutory declarations of the prime minister and the leader of the opposition annually.

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Wrong priority

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CHIEF executive officer of Honey Bun Limited, Michelle Chong has added her voice to those calling for a more structured data-driven focus on the development of Jamaica’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) agrees.According to Chong, SMEs contribute significantly to the local economy yet there is no solid data on the sector’s contribution to GDP or to export.

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Cop denies knowing reputed gang leader

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CHIEF Justice Bryan Sykes was amazed yesterday by an admission from Corporal Lloyd Knight that he had never heard the name…

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Caricom conducting CSME sensitisation meetings in Jamaica

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A delegation from the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretariat is here for a series of engagements with the various stakeholders including the private sector and the labour movement on the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME).

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‘Sent home to die’

Observer on July 23rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

ONE woman is convinced that she was sent home to die earlier this year after visiting the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for treatment.When Dionne Brown awoke on May 2, she noticed she had a limp and was unable to control the movement of her right limbs after a bout of diarrhoea and dizziness. She took her mother’s advice and rushed to the Kingston hospital.

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English Freemasons install new district grand master for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

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Attorney and distinguished Freemason Dwight Reece was last Saturday installed as the new district grand master for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, in a ceremony marked by pomp and pageantry at the AC Hotel Kingston in St Andrew.

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This Day in History— July 23

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Today is the 204th day of 2019. There are 161 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1958: Queen Elizabeth II names four women to peerages — the first women to sit in Britain’s House of Lords. OTHER EVENTS1588: English Army assembles at Tilbury to repel invasion by Spanish Armada.

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Water restrictions continue

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THE National Water Commission (NWC) warned yesterday that consumers in Kingston and St Andrew will continue to have disruptions in their supplies.

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Waite says Phillips is a man of vision, integrity

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BRAES RIVER, St Elizabeth —It was mostly about his own formal, public installation as People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for St Elizabeth North Eastern (NE).However, Basil Waite also used the occasion of Sunday night’s mass meeting in Braes River to heap praise on PNP President Peter Phillips who is being challenged for leadership by his former Cabinet colleague Peter Bunting.

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Congresswoman Clarke continues fight for migrants

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke has introduced new legislation in the US House of Representatives to create what she describes as a “9/11-style Commission” to investigate the treatment of migrants.

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