Now it’s Louise Bennett-Coverley Square

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THE Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) on Tuesday approved a resolution to rename the Gordon Town Square in Gordon Town in honour of late Jamaican cultural icon Louise Bennett- Coverley, better known as “Miss Lou”.

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Long, hard road to recovery, says PM Minnis

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NASSAU, The Bahamas — Painting a grim picture of the reality on the ground in Hurricane Dorian-affected islands here, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis in a national address late Wednesday admitted that besides physical resources required to rebuild and recover, the country will also need spiritual resources.

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Gov’t prepared to enforce mandatory evacuation, says McKenzie

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Desmond McKenzie says the Government is prepared to enforce mandatory evacuation in instances where Jamaicans are refusing to leave vulnerable communities in the face of approaching tropical cyclones.McKenzie, who was addressing yesterday’s monthly meeting of the Trelawny Municipal Corporation, said the State had the option under the Disaster Risk Management Act.

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Crown, defence attorney joust over land ownership question

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The prosecution in the Manchester Municipal Corporation multimillion-dollar fraud trial yesterday sought to make a connection between one of the accused and at least two of four properties for which the Financial Investigation Division (FID) requested certificates of title in 2017.

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Silence, court in session

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LAY Magistrate Lorraine Ross-Clunie is hoping that the installation of silent zone signs in the vicinity of the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Maxfield Avenue will remind motorists who have been disturbing court proceedings that they should proceed quietly.

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Hurricane-hit Bahamas revises missing figure to 1,300

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MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Some 1,300 people are still unaccounted for in The Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, officials said yesterday, down from the 2,500 previously reported.The Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) attributed the drop to cross-referencing names of missing persons with those in shelters.

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AGAIN?!

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HIGH ROCK, The Bahamas (AP) — The Government of The Bahamas yesterday issued a tropical storm warning for several of its north-western islands, which are still reeling from Hurricane Dorian.The US National Hurricane Center says a tropical cyclone is expected to form in the coming hours near the north-western Bahamas. The system is emerging about 235 miles (380 kilometres) south-east of Great Abaco Island.

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Dynamic linkage strategies increase visitor spend – Adam Stewart

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Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts International and Chairman of the Tourism Linkages Council Adam Stewart believes that the dynamic strategies that are now being used to build Jamaica’s tourism product have not only bumped up arrivals, but also the amount of money visitors spend.

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Controversial attorney Raymond Clough passes on

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Prominent attorney-at-law Dr Raymond Clough died yesterday morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Mona, after a long illness. He was 71.According to Clough’s youngest daughter, Kristina, he died after she had taken him to the hospital from their home in St Andrew at about 6.30 am.

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Push for better parenting

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BETTER parenting is being heralded as the panacea for many of Jamaica’s social ills. This was the main takeaway from the messages shared by representatives from financial and government institutions, who spoke at the annual Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) scholarship awards ceremony in Kingston on Wednesday.

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