SOEs — The Brexit of Jamaica?

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The year 2016 was iconic for the British people in their bold move, via a referendum, to opt out of the European Union of which they have been a part since 1973. The Brexit deal — what many thought, by now, would have opened a new chapter in the lives of a great nation — has instead brought an ignominious end to the career of former Prime Minister Theresa May with Britain, arguably, in worse a state of affairs than before.

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Brown Burke now director of Bunting’s campaign

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DR Angela Brown Burke has now become director for Peter Bunting’s ‘Rise United’ campaign, notwithstanding the outrage expressed by her husband and former People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Paul Burke at her decision to endorse Bunting in his challenge to Dr Peter Phillips for leadership of the party.

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Defence lawyer says no evidence to convict reputed gang leader

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ATTORNEY Lloyd McFarlane, who is representing reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson, on Monday urged Chief Justice Bryan Sykes not to use the evidence from the two ex-members of the Uchence Wilson Gang to convict his client because their evidence is unsupported.

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Teacher killed in domestic dispute

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DAVID LANE, Portland — The Portland police are searching for a man who is alleged to have killed his girlfriend following a prolonged domestic dispute at David Lane in Port Antonio yesterday morning.The deceased has been identified as 29-year-old Latoya Hill, also known as “Trish”, a school teacher who lived at David Lane.

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Jamaican on ganja rap in St Vincent

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A Jamaican has been remanded into custody after he appeared in the Serious Offences Court on Monday, charged with possession of 13,995 grammes (30.85lbs) of marijuana with intent to supply.The accused, Novian Travis Vaughn Mullings, 29, is alleged to have had the drugs in a suitcase while attempting to board a flight to Barbados at the Argyle International Airport (AIA) on Sunday night.

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Caribbean Development Bank wins top industry award for driving geothermal energy development

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The Caribbean Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Facility for the Eastern Caribbean (SEF) programme was awarded the ‘Best Financing Programme’ by the Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEOLAC) at the GEOLAC Industry Awards held recently.

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Journalist Ken Chaplin dies

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R etired journalist and football referee Ken Chaplin died yesterday. He was 89 .Chaplin, who had been ailing for some time, had the distinction of serving as press secretary, across political party lines, to four Jamaican prime ministers — Hugh Shearer, Michael Manley, Edward Seaga, and PJ Patterson.

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Nice to meet you

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Nice to meet you

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Do it for Ja

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Jamaica’s private sector leadership made an impassioned plea yesterday for the island’s main political parties and civil society bodies to join in a national consensus on tackling crime and poverty for the benefit of the country.

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Do I need to apply for a new visa with my new passport?

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QUESTION: My old passport has already expired. My visa to travel to the United States is still valid but is in my expired passport. Do I need to apply for a new visa with my new passport? 

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