Holness, McKenzie move to end disquiet over Seaga’s closed casket

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Member of Parliament for Kingston Western Desmond McKenzie have pleaded with Labourities to accept the wishes of the family of their beloved “Papa Eddie” and to cool their anger over the decision not to allow the viewing of his body when his casket lies in state in the constituency next week.

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Political reps pleased with Junction crime meeting

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SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Assurances by Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson and National Security Minister Horace Chang have left political representatives in St Elizabeth South Eastern confident of improved security in and around that constituency’s main town, Junction.

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Gov’t spending $2b to improve public sector efficiency

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GOVERNMENT will be spending over $2 billion on some critical projects to improve efficiency in targeted areas of its operations over the next four years.

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Seaga’s send-off

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It took nine days after his death before some residents of Kingston Western finally accepted that Edward Seaga, who had represented them in Parliament for 43 unbroken years, was really dead, and they came out in their numbers Tuesday night to mark the former prime minister’s death and celebrate his life.

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Walker at the helm as Gov’t starts work on social housing programme

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The Government has started work on the roll-out of its promised social housing programme to provide shelter for the indigent and upgrade “big yards” in urban areas across the island’s 63 constituencies, beginning with a budget of $1 billion this year.

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Six pistols, ammo seized at MoBay wharf

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The police say they intercepted a barrel containing six pistols and a large quantity of assorted rounds at the Montego Bay Wharf yesterday afternoon. The weapons were reportedly discovered about 3:30 pm, during an operation carried out by Jamaica Customs and the St James police.The pistols include one Sig Sauer, two Glocks, and three Springfields.No one was arrested in connection with the arms find.

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88 years for murder

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SIBLINGS Jamelia and Javone Leslie, who had pleaded guilty to the gruesome murder of a woman and her two young children in Mavis Bank, St Andrew, last July, have been sentenced to a total of 88 years in prison.

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JGRA commended for campaign to reduce crashes

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Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams has commended the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers’ Association (JGRA) for its continued thrust to reduce fatalities on the nation’s roadways.

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Caribbean urged to support locally operated tourism businesses

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Caribbean stakeholders have been encouraged to show their support for locally operated tourism businesses that have contributed significantly to the growth of their economies. The appeal was made by Jamaica’s tourism minister Ed Bartlett at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery in the US Virgin Islands on Tuesday.

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Arrest warrant out for accused Scare Dem Gang member

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A bench warrant was on Tuesday ordered for the arrest of an alleged member of the Scare Dem Gang, Orlando Harris, after he failed to appear before the Home Circuit Court.The warrant was ordered by Justice Sonya Wint Blair.

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