Election Centre to settle disputes in Portland Eastern by-election

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THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has established a team to resolve any disputes which may arise when the people of Portland Eastern go to the polls today to elect a new member of parliament.

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Calabar visits KC, apologises at devotion

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CALABAR High School delivered on its promise to apologise to Kingston College (KC) at the school’s devotion exercise yesterday.Principal of Calabar Albert Corcho, who is currently on leave, acting Principal Calvin Rowe, and Head Boy Andre McKenzie were yesterday welcomed by the KC community at St Augustine Chapel on the North Street campus (Clovelly Park).

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Witness stands firm despite battery of questions from lawyers

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 A defence lawyer yesterday accused the second witness in the Uchence Wilson gang trial of fabricating evidence based on media reports and discussions he had with passengers in his car.

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Portland Eastern election history

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THE constituency of Portland Eastern extends from a point where the Guava River crosses the St Thomas/Portland parish boundary at Macuna Hill, easterly along the St Thomas/Portland parish boundary to the sea coast to the mouth of the Rio Grande at St Margaret’s Bay and along the Rio Grande to where it meets the Guava River. It then goes along the Guava River back to the starting point at the Portland/St Thomas boundary.

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HWT Primary taps into green roof system

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IN an effort to make up for the lack of green space on its compound, Half-Way-Tree Primary School is looking to its rooftop to plant crops.The initiative is dubbed “Project Green”. The institution’s principal, Carol O’Connor Clarke, told the Jamaica Observer in a recent interview that it was science teacher Matthew Taylor’s idea to plant vegetation on the school’s rooftop.

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Gov’t awaits notice expiration for full control of Petrojam

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PERMANENT secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology Carol Palmer says legislation for the Government to acquire full control of Petrojam is now fully in effect.Updating Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday, she said the Government is now awaiting the expiration of the public notice for anyone who wishes to declare an interest in the matter to do so.

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Police to verify name of ‘doctor’ on fraud charge

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DETECTIVES investigating the woman accused of posing as a medical doctor now have to dig further to verify her real name.When the matter was called up yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, England McCrane was listed in the court sheet. However, her attorney Althea Grant told the court that her name is Ingrid England McCrane.

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UK to compensate Windrush victims

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THE United Kingdom (UK) yesterday launched a scheme to compensate members of the so-called Windrush generation as it seeks to make amends for the 2018 scandal concerning people who were detained, denied legal rights, deported or threatened with deportation, by its Home Office.

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Palmer moves to fix disconnect between PCJ and Petrojam

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PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) Carol Palmer on Tuesday told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that since she took up the post it has become clear that the ministry does not have direct access to information out of Petrojam or its parent company, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ).

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New Fisheries Act to come into force soon

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MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says the new Fisheries Act has been promulgated and will come into force soon.He explains that this new law will not only facilitate modern fisheries management and development strategies, and significantly increase the maximum fines for breaches of the law, but will also transform the Fisheries Division into the National Fisheries Authority (NFA).

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