House Speaker: I did not apologise

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SPEAKER of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles Sr has challenged a news release issued by the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) that he issued a “full apology” for his actions during a recent censure motion filed by Member of Parliament Julian Robinson.

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Novel coronavirus case numbers ’stabilising’ — WHO

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GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The number of cases of the deadly novel coronavirus being reported on a daily basis in China is “stabilising”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday.The UN health agency said this was “good news” but cautioned that it was too early to make any predictions about whether the virus might have peaked.

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New station The Edge 105 set to transform Jamaican radio

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Jamaica’s newest radio station, The Edge 105, will begin scheduled broadcasts tomorrow morning with the promise of providing listeners with programming that will help them live more useful lives plus wholesome, first-rate music from across the world.

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Sunday Brew — February 9, 2020

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I saw bits of The Gleaner’s Spelling Bee on television last Wednesday and although I was impressed with the performance of…

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Hit by stroke and cancer, Ludlow Mathison steps up mission

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LUDLOW Mathison is on a mission to inspire people to take better care of their health, following two close calls with potentially debilitating and fatal conditions.

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DETERMINED TO DEPORT!

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The British Home Office seems set to ignore pleas to delay the deportation of several Jamaicans this week, as it maintains that all of those to be sent here are convicted criminals.

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Positive bribery news for Jamaica

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Public officials in Jamaica are less likely to demand a bribe than those in more than 10 other regional states, despite several reports of politicians and government workers demanding money to push through some projects and documents.

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Supreme Ventures Foundation pledges support for State homes

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The Supreme Ventures Foundation (SVF) has pledged to continue to support children in State care in various capacities as it commissioned into use another fire alarm systems under the $30-million Fire Safety Memorandum of Understanding between the SVF and the Ministry of Education and Youth.

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Four generations celebrate Mama

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The large gathering was fit for a matriarch, as some four generations of offspring swapped ‘I remember Mama’ stories at the 100th birthday celebration of Leanna Patricks-Lyle at her home in Vinery — a hilltop community in the cool climes of Portland, at the start of February.

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Fears spread at Central Sorting office over packages from China

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As the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, anxiety is building among staff at the Central Sorting Office (CSO) of the Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD) in Kingston, about the handling of parcels originating in China that are still crossing Jamaica’s borders.

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