Make Michael Manley a national hero, says NY-based PNP affiliate

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New York, USA — A petition has been launched by the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) affiliate, the Jamaica Progressive League (JPL) to have former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley named a national hero.

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Government not managing the crime and violence pandemic, says Jackson

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Fitz Jackson, shadow minister of national security, has condemned the murder of Constable Kemar Francis of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and army Private Ren-Neil King of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), both of whom were murdered by gunmen in separate incidents while on duty.

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Jodian Myrie wasn’t fixing any road, Councillor Prince insists

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Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Cassia Park Division in the St Andrew East Central constituency, Beverly Prince, has come to the defence of caretaker Jodian Myrie after she was accused of doing unauthorised roadworks in the division.

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Courts should continue virtual proceedings after COVID

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President of the Jamaica Bar Association Emile Leiba has pointed to the need for the various activities in the island’s courts to keep pace with the major shift which has seen a number of court proceedings taking place virtually, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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…And they’re off!

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As expected, Lisa Hanna and Mark Golding, the two early front runners for the presidency of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), confirmed yesterday that they will be vying to succeed Dr Peter Phillips when internal elections are held November 7, 2020.

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Maroons in turmoil ahead of elections for colonel

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Not for the first time, the Accompong Maroon Community and affiliate areas has divided itself into hostile factions ahead of elections which are due this year to select a new colonel.At the centre of the upheaval is a disputed Maroon constitution that was drafted in 2003 by a group that has established itself as the “Full Maroon Council” in strong opposition to the incumbent, Colonel Fearon Williams.

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For Lesa’s brilliance the milk of human kindness flows

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It was never in the nature of Barrington and Keneisha Angus to ask for handouts, so the hard-working couple made the best of their rickety house that barely protected the family from the elements.But thanks to their daughter Lesa’s brilliance and the generosity of their community members, the parents are today holding the keys to a new, more spacious and stable home.

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Trump paid just US$750 in federal income tax in 2016:

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U S President Donald Trump paid just US$750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the election, The New York Times (NYT) reported yesterday, citing tax return data extending more than 20 years.

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JLP candidates were more active on the ground

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Less than one-half of Jamaicans met at least one of the candidates for Parliament in their local area during the campaign for the September 3 General Election, veteran pollster Bill Johnson is reporting from his most recent survey.

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Food is the staff of life

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Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew’s Distinguished Secretary Clava Mantock (left) presenting food items to two members of the Red Hills Golden-Agers Citizens Association recently. The 41-yearold children’s charity community service arm has been extending support to the seniors in a relationship spanning more than 15 years

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