Bunting laments water woes at Manchester housing site

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Member of Parliament (MP) for Manchester Central Peter Bunting has expressed discontent that the over 100 residents who acquired lots at the Perth Housing Development here still have no access to potable water.Perth Estate, the first phase of the development, was officially opened in 2013 by then Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

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Correctional officer who shot himself knew prison not a nice place, says former prisoner

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That correctional officer Patrick Gowans shot himself after murdering his spouse and the mother of his child on Wednesday, was proof for ex-inmate Henzel Muir that the officer was afraid to face the same harsh treatment that he himself meted out to inmates during his time with the Department of Correctional Services.

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Sunday Brew — April 14, 2019

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Juliet Holness – the new power behind JLP campaignsTHE arguments will continue into the next general election, due in under two years’ time, as to what went wrong for the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) to lose the ninth ’safest’ seat, and what went right for the ruling Jamaica Labour Party in Portland recently.

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Johnson Smith gives Senate reasons for closing Embassy

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith said Friday that too many challenges were facing the Jamaican Embassy in Caracas leading to the decision to close the facility.“We very much regret that the overall situation has deteriorated to the extent of severely impacting the operations of our embassy in Caracas. The challenges were many,” Senator Johnson Smith told the Senate.

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Buju show promoters yet to seek permission from Grenada gov’t

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Immigration and labour officials here say the promoters of a show featuring the Jamaican singer, Buju Banton, have not yet made any request for an exemption allowing him to enter the island for the May 11 event.Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, will headline the “Night of Love” carded for May 11 here as part of a tour of several Caribbean countries.

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PM says Wigton IPO is not ‘trickle down’, it’s ‘bottom up’

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Having given back some $14-billion in reduced and abolished revenue measures in the 2019/20 Budget to stimulate higher growth figures, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is now urging Jamaicans not to be afraid of “making a profit”.

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More State assets to be sold – Holness

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says that the Government intends to divest more under-utilised state-owned assets.He said that the objective is to create greater space for spending on hospitals, schools, roads, national security, infrastructure and housing, pay down debt, among other things.

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Ex-inmate pursues art and music

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TWENTY-ONE years of incarceration for Henzel Muir was enough time spent learning his craft and honing his musical talent.But now that he has served his time, Muir said he is eager to start a business and share his gifts with Jamaica and the world; so much so that when the Jamaica Observer visited Muir at his home last week, he was steeped in his new project of creating graphic art T-shirts.

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Wray & Nephew celebrates 50% staff retention rate

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Highlighting the rarity of its nearly 50 per cent retention rate and the impact it has on product quality and competitiveness, managing director, J Wray & Nephew Limited, Jean-Philippe Beyer, lauded 400 employees for their dedicated service at the 2019th staging of the JWN/Campari Spirit Awards.

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Jamaica explains OAS vote in support of Venezuela

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Jamaica has sought to explain the reasons behind its vote at the Organization of American States (OAS) earlier this week that resulted in the hemispheric body accepting the nomination of a candidate supported by opposition leader Juan Guaido, who is seeking to replace President Nicolas Maduro as head of state in Venezuela.

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