PM appeals to men: Stop violence against women

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With more reports of intimate partner violence resulting in murders rocking the country in recent months, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government “is in the process of reviewing, with the hope of tabling very soon, a new Domestic Violence Bill”.

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UIC not contesting Clarendon South Eastern by-election

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the United Independents’ Congress (UIC), Joseph Patterson, says his party will not be fielding a candidate in the March 2 parliamentary by-election for Clarendon South Eastern.“We have not found a suitable candidate to run in that constituency at this time, and so we will not be contesting,” Patterson told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

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Warmington vows to continue political work after retirement

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Everald Warmington, the sole Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate to have won the St Catherine South Western seat since it was created in 1976, says while he will retire after the next general election, constitutionally due next year, he will, by no means, go into political oblivion.

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Coronavirus setback

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Some small business operators in downtown Kingston who travel to the People’s Republic of China to purchase merchandise are pondering their next move in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China which has spread to 28 countries and territories around the world.Despite having the option to travel to Los Angeles, Panama, or Turks and Caicos Islands they believe their business will be affected.Last Tuesday when the Jamaica Observer…

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Hold us accountable, senior cop tells Jamaicans

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HOPEWELL, Hanover — Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay is assuring the public that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) can police itself and has encouraged Jamaicans to report any cop they encounter engaged in wrongdoing.Lindsay, who heads the constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit, told the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell monthly meeting at Sky Beach in Hopewell, Hanover last Thursday, that Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson had…

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TGL Group launches new company

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A new entity offering medium to large Caribbean corporations the opportunity to improve customer experience and impact their bottom line through the use of neurolinguistic programming (NLP) became operational on February 3.Known as TGL Customer Experience and Corporate Management Training Limited, the company is a partnership between Think Grow Lead (TGL Group) and NLP expert Elizabeth Terry.“The group, through this partnership, will improve and…

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Gov’t firm on mining outside Cockpit Country Protected Area

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The Government is showing no sign of backing down from its intention to allow mining outside the approximately 74,000 hectares of the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA).Parliamentary secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Senator Robert Morgan told the Senate last Friday that once the Forestry Department has completed its 250-kilometre “ground truthing” exercise, specific legislation will be promulgated to protect the designated protected…

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Disarmed

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is clamping down on domestic disputes involving owners of legal firearms by swiftly investigating and revoking the licences of gun holders where necessary.“What is trending as it relates to firearms, is domestic violence,” FLA Chief Executive Officer Shane Dalling told the monthly meeting of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce last Thursday.“Last year alone, we had…

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Special focus on Portmore in second JLP term, says PM

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Plans to make the municipality of Portmore, St Catherine the island’s 15th parish will be taken off the shelf during a second term of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in office, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

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Fake news warning

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Declaring that he is well aware that the political silly season is approaching with elections on the horizon, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday warned that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will be taking legal action against individuals who spread “fake news” libelling and slandering party officials in the process.“In previous elections you would have seen propaganda. In today’s world, with social media, it is called fake news. Now, they…

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