700 entertainment breaches; minister summons stakeholders

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LOCAL Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has summoned entertainment industry stakeholders to a meeting at his ministry today to discuss increasing violations of the protocols governing the reopening of the industry.

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COVID concerns heightened as Princess Margaret Hospital staff member tests positive

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JLP would do better job of governing country, say majority of respondents

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The governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has opened a more than 40 percentage-point lead over the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) as the party that respondents in the latest Bill Johnson poll believe would do a better job of governing the country at this time.Commissioned by the Jamaica Observer, the poll was conducted July 9-12, 2020 among 1,200 voting-age Jamaicans across the island. It has a sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 per cent.

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Chief justice warns against abuse of judges

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CHIEF Justice Bryan Sykes has cautioned against the abuse of judges via social media and other platforms, calling such activities a grave threat to judicial independence which…

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Get ready

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has added several decibels to increasingly louder whispers that he is on the verge of announcing the date for the country’s next general election.Yesterday morning, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) sources told the Jamaica Observer that Holness will announce the election date during a meeting on Sunday. The time and venue are yet to be determined.

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Police say vetting of all files by prosecutor impractical

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CHAIRMAN of the Jamaica Police Federation Patrae Rowe says any consideration being given by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck to making it mandatory for the police to consult a…

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Sir Hilary: Dismiss propaganda about slave trade

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VICE chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles says those who have been disenfranchised by slavery and its legacies should dismiss the long-standing Western propaganda that African countries were complicit in the slave trade which saw Britain extracting wealth from the region for more than 300 years.

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50-year wait for piped water finally ends for Lennon High School

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Juliet vies for 2nd term in St Andrew East Rural as Joan eyes comeback

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St Andrew East Rural is one of the country’s largest and most complex constituencies, stretching from Harbour View in the east, encompassing the rough mountain ranges and…

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McKay: Commissioner’s job not for me

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Newly minted Doctor of Criminal Justice Jason McKay says he is “not interested” in applying for the job of police commissioner, which is expected to become available at the end of this year.McKay made the declaration in response to a slew of Facebook posts stating that he should be selected for the job after he was awarded a PhD from Nova South Eastern University.

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