EOJ ready for PNP contest

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THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is expressing confidence that it should be able to declare the winner of the People’s National Party (PNP) presidential election before 5:00 pm on Saturday, after the party’s delegates vote.Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna have been nominated to contest the election to be the sixth president of the PNP and, as it has done in the past, the party has contracted the EOJ to conduct the election.

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Gov’t to table Portmore parish motion today

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Local Government and Rural Development Minister Desmond McKenzie is to table a motion in the House of Representatives today seeking to make Portmore the country’s 15th parish.

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Union continues talks with Scotiabank on branch closures

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Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU President Senator Kavan Gayle says, as far as practicable, the union will continue to seek to keep job losses from the closure of several Scotiabank branches to a minimum.According to Senator Gayle, the union has been meeting with the management of the bank for some time, discussing how best to deal with the workers who will be affected, as well as customers.

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On Your Masks, Get Set, Shop! Part III

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The final two days of TSO 2020 highlighted shoppers doing their part to stimulate the economy.

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Schools angry

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Principals at some of the 17 schools scheduled to be reopened as part of a two-week face-to-face pilot are fuming, as they say they had not been consulted by the Ministry of Education which announced the list on the weekend.Yallahs High School Principal Mark Malabver said he and colleagues are “flying in the dark” and accused the ministry of being “untidy” in how it went about the matter.

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PATH students plus 100,000 others to get devices

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THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information last Thursday officially launched its ‘One Laptop or Tablet Per Child’ initiative, which is designed to promote inclusivity in the education sector.It aims to provide needy students with the requisite tools to function in the online teaching and learning environment. This includes ensuring equity in access to information and communications technology (ICT)-based learning.

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The advent of Lisa: Patriarchy and presidency

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As the prevailing voices in the public spotlight are predominantly men, stepping into the spotlight with the truth of who you are as a woman is political change. – Tabby Biddle, celebrated women’s leadership coachI write as the former legal advisor to the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Women’s Movement, the lead draftsman for the party’s ratified sexual harassment policy, former vice-chairman of Region Six, and as a former candidate.

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Donald Trump and Election 2020

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While the first Tuesday of November for some coincides with a birth, wedding, or funeral date, the same every four years bears the distinction of and designation to a US presidential election. This year, as the race nears the finish line, it solicits an answer to the million-dollar question: Who will, by virtue of the electoral college, become the next leader of the free world?

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A Serious Match

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Theirs had been a not-so-traditional start; think: Virtual. And due to the novel coronavirus, had culminated in a socially distant exchange of wedding vows. It was, however, punctuated with oodles of love.Tuesday Style Vows is delighted to welcome Affordable Brands A Z Ltd accounting clerk Chantal Bryan and Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries Animal Health Technician Sydoraine Alistair Grant to its family.

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On Your Masks, Get Set, Shop! Part III

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The final two days of TSO 2020 highlighted shoppers doing their part to stimulate the economy.

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