‘Cat’ Coore pounces into dreadlocks in schools debate

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RASTA was a bad word in Jamaica when David Coore first took his three sons to watch cricket matches at Sabina Park in the early 1960s.Coore was a respected lawyer who helped draft Jamaica’s Constitution in 1962 and a member of Kingston Cricket Club which owned that venue.

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Lotto winner played same numbers for 10 years

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There is a new millionaire in town. H Wilson is the latest winner of Supreme Ventures’ Lotto and has scored a jackpot of $33 million.Wilson’s payday has been a long time coming and the July 22 draw #1699 was his lucky day. Wilson won with the numbers four, seven, eleven, twelve and twenty-three…the same numbers he has been playing for 10 years.

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Ferguson calls for fairness, equity in care package handouts

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Member of Parliament for St Thomas Eastern Dr Fenton Ferguson has called for fairness, equity and transparency in the distribution of food packages in sections of the constituency now placed under lockdown due to a rapid spike in COVID-19 cases.

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Sunday Brew — August 10, 2020

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That hairy Supreme Court matter I refuse to join those bashing the Supreme Court which ruled last week that a young lady’s constitutional rights were not breached in the everlasting saga of the Kensington Primary School hairstyle matter.

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Crime a thing of the past for ‘Ziggy’ Haywood

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CALVIN “Ziggy” Haywood has lived a life of crime but through rehabilitation and the work of Icons of Annotto Bay, a St Mary-based youth intervention group, among other things, Haywood is focused on helping wayward youth in his community stay on the right path.

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Over 150 given free medicals by Icons of Annotto Bay

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ICONS of Annotto Bay, a non-profit organisation which operates from Jamaica and the United States, last Wednesday catered to over 150 youngsters with free back-to-school medicals and school supplies aimed at easing the added financial pressure COVID-19 has brought to Annotto Bay and the sea coast town’s environs.

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Holness suggests police will prosecute pastor

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LUCEA, Hanover — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has disclosed that the person responsible for the spread of COVID-19 virus in at least one church will be prosecuted.Two churches were recently featured in the virus outbreak in Church Corner, St Thomas and Sandy Bay in Clarendon. These communities have been placed under lockdown.

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Stop bashing police and praising criminals, Cameron pleads

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CHAIRMAN of the Police Officer’s Association (POA), Senior Superintendent (SSP) Wayne Cameron, is appealing to law-abiding citizens to repel the trend of speaking ill of police officers and emboldening criminals when they launch attacks on law enforcement officials.

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Holness: Closing borders would be an economic negative

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BARRETT TOWN, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has underscored that the likelihood of closing Jamaica’s borders as a result of any spike in the coronavirus would trigger a negative impact on the economy, akin to cutting off the proverbial nose to spite the face.

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JLP holds 19 points lead

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Significantly more people would vote for the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) if a general election was held today, according to the latest Bill Johnson poll.In fact the poll, conducted July 9-12, found that the JLP opened a 19 percentage-point lead over the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) since a previous survey conducted March 12-15, 2020.

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