PNP leadership challenge set for September 7

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THE Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has dropped plans to stage a special delegates’ conference in July to facilitate the Peter Bunting challenge for leadership of the organisation.

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PICA to roll out online application systems

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THE Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will shortly roll out its online application systems for immigration and citizenship services.PICA’s online Passport Application Portal was recently tested by delegates at the Eighth Biennial Diaspora Conference, held last week at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.

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JCF promotes 19 to rank of deputy superintendent

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Nineteen inspectors have been elevated to the gazetted officer corps of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

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US ready to talk after T&T’s criticism

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The United States Government says it looks forward to working with Trinidad and Tobago after Port of Spain reacted angrily to a report by the US State Department that placed the oil-rich twin-island republic among several Caribbean countries not in compliance with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons (TIP).

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Diaspora urged to upscale infrastructure of Jamaican schools

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LEO Gilling, lead of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force in the United States of America, has urged his colleagues to invest in upgrading the physical infrastructure of Jamaican schools by supporting the Pledge2Build Project on the IsupportJamaica.com platform, which is powered by the Jamaica National Group.

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Bloody June

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Almost 100 murders across the island in the first 22 days of this month have led to an erosion of much of the gains made in the crime fight since the start of this year.At the beginning of this month the police reported that 548 murders had been committed across the island, a seven per cent decline from the 590 committed in the corresponding period last year.

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JLP supporters out in numbers for ‘Papa Eddie’

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They could not get inside the Holy Trinity Cathedral Sunday for the funeral service of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, but that did not prevent thousands of Jamaica Labour Party supporters from coming out to say farewell to the man many called “Papa Eddie”. Here are some highlights:

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Fire destroys Grant’s Pen house

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A fire in the wee hours of Sunday destroyed a house and storeroom at 42 Grant’s Pen Road in Kingston. The multiple tenants report they did not get a chance to save anything, but are happy that lives were saved.The cause of the blaze is being investigated but a source told the Jamaica Observer that arson is suspected.

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This Day in History – June 25

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Today is the 176th day of 2019. There are 189 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2009: Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop” who emerged from childhood superstardom to become the entertainment world’s most influential singer and dancer before his life and career deteriorated in a series of scandals, dies at 50. Actress Farrah Fawcett dies in Santa Monica, California, at age 62. 

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16 years in the making

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AFTER 16 years of stops and starts, the overhead bridge at Kingston Technical High School (KTHS) is no longer just a dream.The structure that connects the two compounds on either side of Hanover Street in downtown Kingston was the feature of a ceremonial opening yesterday.

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