Holness: No ‘buy-election’

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has rubbished claims that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), which he leads, engaged in vote-buying to secure victory in the Portland Eastern by-election.

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Fire Brigade urges adherence to National Building Code, Disabilities Act

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THE Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is urging adherence by individuals and entities to stipulations under the National Building Code Jamaica, and the Disabilities Act, 2014.Both are central to the building applications process and property site inspections.

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National Baking Company Foundation supports JC robotics team

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NATIONAL Baking Company Foundation recently donated $3.8 million to the Jamaica College Robotics Club’s participation in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championships, which concluded yesterday in Houston, Texas.The handover took place at the club’s robotics lab, which was newly refurbished by the foundation last month.

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Broader PNP should listen to its Youth Organisation

Observer on April 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

 The bold Youth Organisation of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) should, as a right, not only be heard by its mother organisation but must also get ‘justice’ arising from its recent set of recommendations.That is, of course, if the PNP wants to keep the Government on its toes, or better yet, to regain State power any time soon.

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Political ombudsman still probing Portland Eastern vote-buying allegations

Observer on April 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

POLITICAL Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown is not yet ready to clear the political parties of vote-buying in the April 4 parliamentary by-election in Portland Eastern.Most of the allegations of vote-buying have come from the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) which has accused the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) of inducing people with gifts and money to vote for its victorious candidate Ann-Marie Vaz .

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Danger in the dust

Observer on April 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Fiona Facey, a young resident of Austin, close to the JISCO Alpart bauxite/alumina plant, smiled ruefully when asked whether she thought her community would be better off without bauxite/alumina production.

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Congestion, accidents down, but speeding increases on Mandela Highway, say police

Observer on April 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

HEAD of Traffic Operations at Ferry Police Station, Sergeant Lloyd Wellington, is reporting low congestion and general free flow of vehicles on the Mandela Highway since its expansion.“In the morning peak hours, the traffic is still heavy, but there is no congestion. Because of the volume of traffic now using the Mandela Highway, we only have a slight build up heading easterly into Kingston on Washington Boulevard and Spanish Town Road.

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PEP gets passing grade in Hanover

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MARYLAND, Hanover — Tivari Grant, a student of Maryland All-Age School in Hanover, has described as challenging the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination which students completed last week. However, Grant is confident that he did well.“When they ask you a question you have to stop and think about the answer first, then you answer,” stated Grant.

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Betrayal!

Observer on April 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

The People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) is standing firm in its demands for sweeping changes in the operations of the party, despite criticisms from some Comrades over the release of its 21 recommendations at a meeting of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) last Sunday.

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JET opens new Save Cockpit Country campaign

Observer on April 21st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) last Thursday released a new public service announcement (PSA), the latest production under its Save Cockpit Country campaign.The episode was released via JET’s social media network ahead of tomorrow’s observation of Earth Day and is the second in a three-part series highlighting the importance of the Cockpit Country.

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