Gov’t to table first audit report on auditor general in years

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There is at least one position on which the auditor general and deputy leader of the House of Representatives agree — that Jamaica can be “a better country through effective audit scrutiny”.

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‘Mi never join no service club, mi never join no lodge’

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — For many people wishing to help others, the solution is to join service clubs or some other private, voluntary organisation.But for Peter Bunting that desire to help was satisfied decades ago when he joined the People’s National Party (PNP) as a teenager.

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Revivalists honour Seaga, reach out to the public

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Rev Kimesha Morgan believes people accuse revivalists of not being Christians because they refuse to learn the truth about them.“People say we are not Christians because there is a lack of knowledge about us, and that creates fear. People fear what they don’t know, and we are all guilty of it,” she argued while explaining what she considered to be the fear of admitting revivalists into the recognised Christian church community.

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PNP officials mostly mum on challenge, but…

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Several members of the People’s National Party (PNP) emerged from last evening’s meeting of the party’s executive and councillor caucus at PNP headquarters in St Andrew tight-lipped about Peter Bunting’s declared leadership challenge to Dr Peter Phillips.

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Pompeo restricts gay pride flags at US embassies

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has barred US embassies from flying the rainbow flag of the gay pride movement on flagpoles, the State Department confirmed yesterday after criticism.Pompeo, an evangelical Christian, has said that he defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman but has also said he respects employees regardless of sexual orientation.

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‘He was a supreme talent’

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DUJON DaCosta was killed before he could take up a scholarship at Excelsior High School where his football skills were in demand.The 12-year-old sixth grade student at Tavares Gardens Primary School was slain by gunmen on Payne Avenue, a tough community off Spanish Town Road, on Saturday.

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One By One

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — A daily declaration in favour of Peter Bunting is said to be the game plan among members of the Opposition’s parliamentary group who support the Manchester Central Member of Parliament’s (MP) bid to wrest leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) from President Dr Peter Phillips.

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Seaga makes final trip to beloved Tivoli Gardens

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A cool breeze made the wait a bit bearable, but only a bit, as the mid-morning sun, in a cloudless sky, beat down mercilessly on the scores of persons who waited in line yesterday to file past the casket with the body of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, at Tivoli Gardens Community Centre.It was Seaga’s final trip to his beloved Tivoli, the modern, low-income residential community that he created out of the slum that was Back-O-Wall in the 1960s.

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This Day in History – June 11

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Today is the 162nd day of 2019. There are 203 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2009: The World Health Organization says swine flu is now formally a pandemic, a declaration that speeds vaccine production and spurs government spending to combat the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. OTHER EVENTS1509: Troops of Florence take Pisa in Italy.

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Today’s horoscope — June 11, 2019

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 11, 2019:

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