There will be no honeymoon period, says JLP

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — General secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Dr Horace Chang says despite his party’s landslide win over the People’s National Party (PNP) in the September 3 General Election to return to Government, there will be no honeymoon period.

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Trini, Cuban and Bermudian charged for US voter fraud

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NORTH CAROLINA, United States (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) agency says at least three Caribbean nationals are among 19 immigrants charged with voter fraud.

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JMEA congratulates newly elected Gov’t

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THE Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) has congratulated Prime Andrew Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) on their decisive win in Thursday’s general election.

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Spread of COVID-19 in upper-class areas worrying, says Tufton

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MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says the concentration of positive COVID-19 cases in upper-class communities is worrying and that certain types of gatherings practised by that echelon of society could be a contributing factor.

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All Cabinet, ministerial posts intact until PM’s reappointment

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J AMAICA’S Constitution makes special provisions for the smooth transition of authority between political administrations following a general election.

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Slowley credits win to love and community service

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SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — The Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Delroy Slowley says “love” and community service triggered his shock parliamentary election win over the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Basil Waite in St Elizabeth North Eastern on Thursday.

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Can I use a face shield instead of a mask?

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NO. Health officials don’t recommend the clear plastic barriers as a substitute for masks because of the lack of research on whether they keep an infected person from spreading viral droplets to others.However, those who want extra protection may want to wear a face shield in addition to a mask.

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Brakes on Peter

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There is no timeline on when Dr Peter Phillips will leave his role as president of the People’s National Party (PNP) despite a resignation letter he submitted to the party’s Chairman Fitz Jackson yesterday.

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Newcomer ends JLP’s 30-year drought in Hanover Western

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LUCEA, Hanover — In her first try, a female attorney-at-law has ended the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) 30-year political drought in Hanover Western.Tamika Davis, a newcomer to politics, who was only introduced to the constituency in October of 2019 after winning an internal constituency selection, will be heading to the House of Representatives later this month after winning the seat by 1,021 votes.

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Tourism numbers take a battering from COVID-19 pandemic

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HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Bermuda’s tourism officials are counting the cost of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic after just 42 people visited the island in the second quarter of the year as spending plunged to US$70,000, compared to US$98 million in the corresponding period 12 months earlier.Officials say third-quarter figures will improve although the recovery will be slow.

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