Broadening cricket voting pool a necessity, says new president

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Giving more members of the Caribbean cricket fraternity the opportunity to vote at annual general meetings of Cricket West Indies is among the plans outlined by new Cricket West Indies president Ricardo “Ricky” Skerritt in a recent interview with the Jamaica Observer.

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Fly Jamaica Airways sends home workers

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The Jamaica-based Fly Jamaica Airways says it is making the jobs of all staff redundant as of Sunday, saying the lack of planes to carry out operations has left it without any other alternative.

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Traditional voting patterns vs transformational politics

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Trinidadian pollster Derek Ramsamooj has labelled the Portland Eastern parliamentary by-election, scheduled for this Thursday, as a straight battle between traditional voting patterns and transformational politics.

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Housing Ministry’s decision to take over Duhaney Park centre income irks residents

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After years of running a vibrant community centre, members of the Duhaney Park Community Development Committee (CDC) are lamenting that they have not been able to maintain the facility because of an “underhanded” move by the Ministry of Housing to sequester funds paid to the CDC by Digicel for a cellular site on the property.

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Sunday Brew — March 31, 2019

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Oh what a glorious day for West Indies cricketFree at last, free at last, thank God Almighty we are free at last!It was time! I wonder if Mr Whycliffe Cameron wanted to remain president of Cricket West Indies for life.

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Skerritt says he is not bitter with Cameron

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Ricky Skerritt has no bitterness towards Whycliffe Cameron, the man he defeated last Sunday to become president of Cricket West Indies.

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PSOJ welcomes election campaign financing regulations

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The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has commended the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) for its “persistent and successful efforts” in implementing legislation governing campaign finance contributions.

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Purple power!

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“ Project 32” was completed in superb style as Kingston College (KC) gained their 32nd hold on the Mortimer Geddes trophy as they romped to victory in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships yesterday.

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Patterson Governance Report still relevant, says CWC boss

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TWELVE years ago, former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson, along with Sir Alister McIntyre and Dr Ian McDonald put forward a Governance Report – a list of 65 recommendations to improve West Indies cricket.

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Vaz holds advantage over Crawford, says T’dad pollster

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The majority of voters surveyed in Portland Eastern by Trinidadian pollster Derek Ramsamooj say they would prefer to support Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Ann-Marie Vaz over the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Damion Crawford in the April 4, 2019 parliamentary by-election.

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