Dayton Campbell first casualty of Bunting loss to Phillips

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Dr Dayton Campbell, the fiery campaign chairman for defeated People’s National Party (PNP) leadership challenger, Peter Bunting, became the first casualty of the loss to incumbent Party Leader Dr Peter Phillips on Saturday.

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‘Whew! I’m just happy it’s finally over’

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When People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson announced the results of the party’s presidential election on Saturday afternoon, Krystal Tomlinson breathed a sigh of relief — not so much for the fact that Dr Peter Phillips had successfully defended his presidency against a robust challenge from Peter Bunting, but mostly because it brought an end to the campaign that has reopened deep divisions in the 81-year-old Opposition…

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Six-month-old girl shot dead in St James

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — A six-month-old girl was shot and killed and two teenagers shot and injured by heavily armed gunmen who went berserk in the gritty Norwood community of St James Saturday night.The deceased has been identified as Tira Thompson of Hollywood, Hendon Norwood, in the violence-torn western parish.

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Bahamas qualifies for US$11-m hurricane insurance payout

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MULTI-country risk insurance company Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) SPC announced on Friday that it is paying out just shy of US$11 million to The Bahamas following the passage of Hurricane Dorian which caused widespread devastation in the northern part of the 700-island archipelago last week.

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‘PNP heading down the path of WI cricket, Manchester United’

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A social commentator is suggesting that the People’s National Party (PNP), fresh from its bruising leadership contest, is heading down the path of great West Indies cricket teams and the iconic English football club Manchester United, as a failing organisation.

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JLP hands out $45m in scholarships/bursaries

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says some $45 million pumped by the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) into funding scholarships and bursaries for over 100 tertiary students is another example of the party’s investments in the youth.

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Simpson Miller Foundation gives $6m to 62 grateful students

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The Portia Simpson Miller Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently handed over bursaries and scholarships to some 62 tertiary students at its annual award ceremony last Thursday at Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston.

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Jah Paul flying Jamaica’s flag high in NY

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Jamaican singer and community activist, Jah Paul (centre) gets the attention of New York mayor and US presidential candidate Bill deBlasio as they walk in the 52nd Annual West Indian American Day Carnival and Labor Day Parade this month in Brooklyn, New York. At left is New York’s first lady Chirlane McCray. Jah Paul, real name Paul Haughton, who hails from Granville, St James, briefed the mayor on activities the Jamaicans living there are undertaking to help develop the city, including a

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New hope for Malvo?

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New York , USA — The United States (US) Supreme Court is to make a discusion in the case of Jamaican-born Lee Boyd Malvo, who at age 17 was sentenced to life without parole for his part in the infamous DC (District of Columbia) sniper case that claimed the lives of 10 people.

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‘We want to help but the bureaucracy makes it so hard’

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New York, USA — Patients at the St Ann Infirmary in St Ann’s Bay are the latest to benefit from a shipment of medical equipment, food and clothing under a programme run by a Brooklyn-based non-profit group, the Ex-Correctional Officers Association of Jamaica Inc.

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