Bunting team accused of trying to use money to sway PNP delegates

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The People’s National Party (PNP) presidential race grew more contentious yesterday with an accusation that challenger Peter Bunting’s Rise United team is trying to use money to influence delegates before they vote this weekend.

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Suspected Portmore serial rapist charged

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The 27-year-old man who was held and charged with housebreaking in July has now been officially charged in relation to rapes committed in Portmore.According to the Greater Portmore police, they have received one result from a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test and it confirmed that the man is indeed the culprit who carried out the vicious attacks on women in Bridgeport, Cumberland, Braeton, Portmore Pines, and Silverstone for several months leading up to his arrest.

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Bunting hits back at OnePNP team

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PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for Manchester Central Peter Bunting has hit back at the Dr Peter Phillips-led OnePNP team, arguing that the group is attempting to suppress the party’s democracy after members accused him of breaching the rules of the presidential election.Bunting, leader of the Rise United election campaign, is challenging Dr Phillips for the top post in the 81-year-old Opposition party.

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JISCO/Alpart to be closed for upgrading by October

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The Ministry of Transport and Mining yesterday confirmed that the second phase of the modernisation and expansion programme at the JISCO/Alpart plant will commence within the next 60 days.

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Caricom expresses solidarity as Bahamas warns that death toll could rise

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) grouping yesterday said the devastation being experienced in The Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian is reminiscent of the situation that existed two years ago when several regional countries were bashed by hurricanes Maria and Irma.

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PCJ confirms discovery of oldest live oil seep in Jamaica

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TESTS carried out by two separate independent laboratories have confirmed that an oil seep identified in 2018 by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is the island’s third onshore live oil seep.PCJ said in a release yesterday that while the seep offers no commercial prospects, the discovery strengthens the emerging data which shows that Jamaica has a working petroleum system that is generating and expelling hydrocarbons to the surface.

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Help for the elderly

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In true Kiwanian spirit of pooling resources to register an impact, the Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew, represented by Distinguished President Roy Townsend (left), Distinguished Secretary Clava Mantock (second right), and the club’s current President Charmaine Shaw (right) presented food items to the Red Hills Golden-Agers Citizens’ Association at the senior citizens’ meeting hall in Red Hills, St Andrew, recently, as part of the club’s long-standing effort to support the weekly luncheon and…

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Preparing for the hurricane season

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Q: What advice can the embassy offer to US citizens in Jamaica to prepare for hurricane season? A: Plan ahead, and take responsibility for your own safety before an emergency arises. The US and Jamaican governments offer a number of resources to the public to help you do this.

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This Day in History — September 4

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Today is the 247th day of 2019. There are 118 days left in the year.Today’S HIGHLIGHT2007: Hurricane Felix slams into Central America and Hurricane Henriette hits Baja California, as a record-setting hurricane season gets even wilder with twin storms making landfall on the same day.OTHER EVENTS422: St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope.1781: Los Angeles is founded by Spanish…

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Global relief drive

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Sandals Resorts and the Sandals Foundation have partnered with Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism to shore up sector-related regional and international assistance for The Bahamas, which is now reeling from the ravages of Hurricane Dorian.

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