NIDS ruling could impact data protection talks

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THERE are indications from the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) that the Constitutional Court ruling on the controversial National Identification and Registration Act (NIRA) in March could have some implications for the deliberations on the Data Protection Act which is now before a Joint Select Committee of Parliament.

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Legislation for nurse practitioners far advanced, says official

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ACTING deputy chief nursing officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Saidie Williams-Allen, says the legislative framework for nurse practitioners (NPs) to practise in Jamaica is far advanced.

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No formal resignation from Reid, says Chang

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General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party Dr Horace Chang has said that despite reports elsewhere in the media that Ruel Reid has demitted office as caretaker for St Ann North Western, he is not in receipt of a formal resignation letter.Chang told the Jamaica Observer last evening that Reid communicated his intention to step down as caretaker for the constituency via messaging platform WhatsApp.

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Absence of Bunting supporters from PNP’s anti-corruption vigil sets tongues wagging

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THERE was a noticeable absence of high profile supporters of Peter Bunting during the People’s National Party’s (PNP) anti-corruption vigil in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, yesterday morning, but the party’s General Secretary Julian Robinson has downplayed the significance.Bunting has announced his intention to challenge for the post of PNP president in September, and there are at least eight sitting Members of Parliament already lined up behind him.

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PNP demands urgent action against corruption, crime and violence

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OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips has written to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, demanding urgent action to tackle the issues of corruption, crime and violence.Here are the demands contained in the three-page letter: 

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Sagicor foundation completes major

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SAGICOR Foundation last week officially closed out its 2018/19 a dopt- a - s chool programme with the unveiling of major renovation work completed at three early childhood institutions this year.

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‘Lock them up!’

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PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) supporters, joined by others sympathetic to their cause, were loud and insistent yesterday as they called on the country’s law enforcement and prosecutorial authorities to bring criminal charges against individuals close to the Andrew Holness Administration who are linked to corruption.

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Men, adoptive and foster parents benefit from F

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FLOW Jamaica recently launched a new parental leave policy, which enhances its previous maternity leave benefit and adds a provision for birth partners, adoptive and foster parents.

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This Day in History — July 12

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Today is the 193rd day of 2019. There are 172 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1960: France agrees to independence of Dahomey, Niger, Upper Volta, Ivory Coast, Chad, Central Africa and the Congo. OTHER EVENTS1856: American adventurer William Walker declares himself president of Nicaragua, a position he holds for about a year before being forced out by neighbouring states.

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Social media commentator released on bail on charges of misusing Internet

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Social media commentator Gorman Bannister will return to court on September 17, after he appeared before a magistrate on charges of using the Internet to disseminate false claims against a former government minister and his wife.

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