‘Examples for others to follow’

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CLOSE to 200 Jamaicans were honoured for their exemplary contribution to the development of the nation during a virtual ceremony aired yesterday, on National Heroes’ Day.

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Mark Golding raps backer Dayton Campbell

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PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant Mark Golding has reprimanded former St Ann North Western Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell for comments made on a political platform in St Ann last week, which has since attracted widespread criticisms from onlookers.

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No glitzy campaign for Lisa

Observer on October 20th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

THERE will be no glitzy, bank-breaking campaign for Lisa Hanna as she vies for the presidency of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) — not when “people are starving out there” in a country battered by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, she has vowed.

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St James honours 15 at National Heroes’ Day awards ceremony

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Fourteen individuals and one entity were specially awarded at the National Heroes’ Day Salute, State and Civic Awards Ceremony, held under the theme ‘Celebrating a Heritage of Resilience and Pride’, at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre here yesterday.Seven were given Sam Sharpe awards, while the others were recipients of the mayor’s special awards.

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Pain and gratitude

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 With what has been the singular most painful event of his career, and one of the longest four months behind him, District Constable Lothan Richards described his walk to collect a Badge of Honour for Gallantry, with the knowledge that his “teammates” could not do the same, as the most difficult ever in his lifetime.

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Lisa and Mark make pitch to delegates

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IT was not something Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna had among their future plans, but both were open yesterday when questioned by Jamaica Observer reporters and editors why delegates should support their bids for presidency of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP). Hanna insists that her inside knowledge of how the party works should be enough to ensure her victory on November 7.

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Check my record

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PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) presidential candidate Lisa Hanna has shot down criticisms of divisiveness levelled against her by some within the party, arguing that, having been in key positions over the years, her record indicates otherwise.Hanna, who was a guest at yesterday’s virtual Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange, said people have adopted and passed on unfavourable narratives about her without doing their research.

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For our national heroes

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness lays flowers at the shrine of National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante during a ceremony at National Heroes’ Park in Kingston yesterday.The event formed part of activities commemorating National Heroes’ Day. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

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Golding, Hanna say they have strategies to effectively lead Opposition

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THE two candidates vying for the top job in the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) say they are ready with strategies to effectively lead their side in Parliament and manoeuvre the issues, regardless of the 14-49 majority which the Jamaica Labour Party Government now holds in the legislature.

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‘We tried our best to help’

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DEVON PEN, St Mary — By their own accounts, O’Neil Dixon and Craig Love did as much as they could to assist 56-year-old Lancelot Wilson and 13-year-old Jordan Bowen after the drink truck in which Wilson and the boy were travelling broke the rail of a bridge in this community and plunged about 50 metres into the Ugly River late Friday night.

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