All set for Clarendon South Eastern nomination

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THE customary trappings of Nomination Day are expected to be lopsided today in what is shaping up to be a one-candidate race for stewardship of the Clarendon South Eastern constituency.The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has said that only one candidate has, so far, signalled his intention to participate in the day’s activities.

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Happy JLP supporters want another term; Comrades say things are hard

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“ONE good term deserves another! One good term deserves another and another!” shouted Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters gathered near Gordon House for yesterday’s ceremonial opening of Parliament for 2020/2021.The atmosphere was filled with excitement and supporters from both sides were vocal about their predictions for the next general election, which is likely to be held this year.

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Gov’t to update several pieces of legislation in 2020/21

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THE Government says work will begin on a number of critical pieces of legislation during the new parliamentary year.They include the legal frameworks for national security, the education sector, investment, tourism, and the disabled community.

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Slain ex-detective’s funeral live-streamed to Canada, UK, US

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TO the slew of modern innovations at funerals, add live-streaming.Hundreds of mourners, many of whom flew in from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, packed and overflowed Highgate Gospel Chapel in Highgate, St Mary, to pay final tribute to slain ex-police Detective Corporal Rickie Bailey.

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Get Sigma Run-ready at fitness session today

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WITH only days till the 22nd staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run race day event, Sagicor Foundation is hosting the second of its two scheduled dance fitness sessions today, to encourage fun and fitness among the Sigma Run participants.

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Cops hold two of three

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THERE was high drama on Lyndhurst Road in Kingston on Monday as police chased men travelling in a stolen motor car along the usually busy road.Two of three men travelling in the stolen Honda motor car were later held, police confirmed.

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This Day In History — February 12

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Today is the 43rd day of 2020. There are 323 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1999: US President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the Senate in an impeachment trial stemming from the Monica Lewinsky scandal.OTHER EVENTS1554: Lady Jane Grey, who claimed the throne of England for nine days, is beheaded after being charged with treason.

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WHY KARI SWITCHED

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Councillor Kari Douglas’s decision to switch allegiance from the People’s National Party (PNP) to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has its foundation in frustration she felt at being sidelined by her former Comrades in the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), the Jamaica Observer learnt last night.

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$6 billion spending cut

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THE Government yesterday tabled its budget for 2020/21, which favoured a continuation of its efforts to reduce the country’s debt to GDP ratio, rather than laying the foundation for what was expected to be an election budget.

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Anger and joy

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Relatives of two of the 17 Jamaicans deported from the United Kingdom (UK) yesterday were adamant that jealous, jilted ex-lovers had engineered the circumstances that landed them in jail and on the expulsion list.But as the relatives fumed over the return of their loved ones, another deportee expressed joy at being back in the island, and said he felt no animosity towards the UK for sending him back to the country he left in 1992.

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