Commentator urges caution in selection of PNP president

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POLITICAL commentator Shalman Scott has added to the discourse surrounding activities within the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), cautioning that delegates must take into consideration voter apathy that has been besetting national polls in successive elections when they choose a new leader.

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Gov’t gets high marks for COVID-19 management, despite spike

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Despite a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases over the past two months, more than 60 per cent of respondents in the latest survey conducted by veteran pollster Bill Johnson have given the Government high marks for its handling of the pandemic.

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Woman killed in triple murder had premonition before death

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NICOLA Pink sensed that something bad was going to happen, even as her closest friend Romeo Williams told her that she would be alright.Hours later on Sunday, as she slept in her home on Chestnut Lane in downtown Kingston, Pink was shot dead. Her boyfriend Tavoy Smith and their neighbour, Godwin Morris, were also killed, according to police reports.

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Opposition against ending pretesting of visitors for COVID-19

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THE Opposition says it is not in support of any move to discontinue the COVID-19 pretesting requirement for tourists.Opposition spokeswoman on tourism, Senator Janice Allen told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that a more favourable approach would be to, in addition to the PCR test results, approve the submission of rapid antigen test results for visitors.

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Some not happy with CSEC grades

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THE Ministry of Education, in the wake of complaints from students and parents regarding perceived irregularities in the just-released Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, says it is investigating the concerns.The preliminary report and analysis of the exams showed that 76.5 per cent of Jamaican students were awarded grades one to three in the subjects sat this year.

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Relief for cops

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POLICEMEN and women based in the barracks at the Kingston Central police station should be able to take a shower no later than today, as the National Water Commission (NWC) has responded to their plight.

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‘Wrong place at the wrong time’

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BETWEEN sobbing and wiping her tears, Kashaine Oliver had flashbacks to the last interaction she had with her boyfriend Kenroy Gordon, who was one of two people killed in a drive-by shooting on 10th Street in Arnett Gardens, St Andrew, on Monday.Oliver, 33, said she and Gordon were making plans to have a child, having been together for five years.

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This Day in History — September 24

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Today is the 268th day of 2020. There are 98 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2007: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questions the official version of the September 11 attacks and defends the right to cast doubt on the Holocaust, in a tense appearance at Columbia University in New York. OTHER EVENTS1568: Spanish capture English ships at San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Sir John Hawkins’ fleet.

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‘Police dem wrong’

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Having lost his pregnant girlfriend after she fell into a water tank and drowned in Settlement, near Royal Flat in Manchester — a month shy of her delivering their baby — a man is blaming the police for the delay in finding her.

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A prophet for justice, American icon

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered yesterday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an American icon.

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