Tomlinson wants to remain in St Andrew West Rural

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KRYSTAL Tomlinson, the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for St Andrew West Rural who was defeated by the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn in the general election on Thursday, has disclosed that she intends to remain in the constituency as its caretaker.

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Tie in Westmoreland Eastern?

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THERE were unconfirmed reports last night that the final count for the Westmoreland Eastern constituency has produced a tie.On election day, last Thursday, the Jamaica Labour Party’s Daniel Lawrence polled 4,837 votes, to the 4,823 gained by the People’s National Party’s Luther Buchanan.But yesterday it emerged that both candidates had polled 4,837 votes, which would result in the returning officer breaking the tie.

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Don’t close down the borders, tourism stakeholders urge

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Large and small operators in the tourism sector are appealing to the Government to avoid another lockdown of the nation’s borders, arguing that any such measure would have a disastrously damaging effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of Jamaicans and the economy in general.

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Coffee farmers bawling out

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AS members of the People’s National Party (PNP) continue to grapple with the whipping from the Jamaica Labour Party (PNP) in the general election on Thursday, coffee farmers in the St Andrew West Rural constituency are wailing.When the Jamaica Observer visited the division on Thursday, the coffee farmers said should the PNP candidate Krystal Tomlinson lose the seat, they would go “mad”.

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Robert Chin’s triumph and the end of a dynasty

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NEWPORT, Manchester — Parachuted in as a late replacement for former standard-bearer Junior Robinson who bowed out suddenly one week before nomination day, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Robert Chin took many by surprise as he unseated the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Michael Stewart at the polls last Thursday.

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Crawford outlines strategy that knocked Bunting out

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The name Rhoda Moy Crawford will never be forgotten, as the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) political neophyte created a big upset in Manchester Central booting People’s National Party (PNP) heavyweight Peter Bunting by almost 1,000 votes in Thursday’s parliamentary election.

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Majority favoured Bunting to succeed Phillips, but…

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Peter Bunting was, by far, the person preferred by the majority of respondents in the most recent Bill Johnson poll to take leadership of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) after Dr Peter Phillips steps down. At least, that was before the September 3 General Election which saw Bunting losing his Manchester Central constituency as the PNP suffered a crushing 14-49-seat defeat to the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

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Charles Sr: Holness is Jamaica’s best PM, ever

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Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles Sr has said that the two-thirds majority won by the Jamaica Labour Party in Thursday’s general election should ensure that the party fulfils most of the promises it has made to the country.

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Rethinking health care delivery in Jamaica in a post-COVID-19 world (part 3)

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This week, we will continue our series on health care re-imagination in Jamaica by looking at the structure of private health care system in Jamaica, the economics of health care and the potential for economic growth through targeted investment activities in health care and related services.

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Treat sanitation workers with respect — official

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AS the country continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, Jamaicans are being urged to treat sanitation workers with respect as their role on the front line, though not often recognised, is crucial in the fight against the disease.

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