Official count in Portland Eastern polls expected by Sunday

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THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says the official count of ballots in the Portland Eastern by-election, which started yesterday, should be completed in three days.The EOJ said, however, that the returning officer has up to seven days to complete the official count.Counting, which is taking place at the Port Antonio High School, entails the manual counting of all ballots along with the checking of the poll books.

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NLA launches new services to enhance customer experience

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The National Land Agency (NLA) has launched a queue management system and an Online Surveyor Search Request Service (OSSRS), which are aimed at enhancing customer service delivery.The queue management service, dubbed ‘Qme’ is in place at the Land Titles Division. It is aimed at reducing wait time, better enabling customers to plan their day. The service is being implemented in phases.

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Terrelonge tells Calabar students to maintain legacy of founding fathers

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MINISTER of state in the Ministry of Education Alando Terrelonge yesterday met with students of Calabar High School during their devotion, following derogatory remarks about Kingston College (KC) at devotion Monday after their loss of the Boys’ Athletics Championship last weekend.Students and teachers of Calabar visited KC Wednesday, where they shared devotion and apologised for the incident at the devotion.

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Heat on cop

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A police sergeant who conducted the identification parade for some of the men believed to be members of the Uchence Wilson Gang, was yesterday accused of using information that he had allegedly written in the palm of his hand to help him identify one of the accused during the trial.

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SDF allocates $1.36 billion for 2019/20

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Approximately $1.36 billion has been set aside by the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) for allocation during the 2019/20 fiscal year.The sum, according to the 2019/20 Jamaica Public Bodies Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, is being provided for six key areas, in keeping with the foundation’s mandate to develop the nation through sports.

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West King’s House/Constant Spring road intersection to be closed until Monday

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THE National Works Agency (NWA) will be closing the Constant Spring /West King’s House Road intersection from 10:00 pm tonight until 1:00 am on Monday.The closure is to allow the National Water Commission (NWC) to lower its transmission pipes so as to facilitate continued drainage improvement works at the location, the NWA said.

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Sentencing of three cops delayed until May 17

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THE three police constables who were in February found guilty of manslaughter for the 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland will have to wait until May 17 to know their fate.

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Public sector debaters to take on corruption in semi-final 1

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THE Public Sector Debate Competition is down to the last four teams, which will compete for a spot in the April 25 grand final.The remaining four teams – Ministry of National Security, Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Trelawny Municipal Corporation and Victoria Jubilee Hospital – will next meet in the semi-final round on Tuesday, April 9, at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.

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30 detained for illegal items in Cassava Piece raid

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THE security forces recovered a number of illegal items during a cordon and search operation in Cassava Piece, St Andrew last Friday.

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‘Use conflict resolution instead of resorting to violence’

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THE National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) yesterday urged parents, students and the general public to use the necessary conflict resolution mechanisms in handling problems and disputes, instead of resorting to violence.

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