PNP still to finalise election budget

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WITH less that 48 hours to go before the People’s National Party (PNP) stages a delegates’ vote to elect its new president, the party’s secretariat is still to finalise just how much it will have to spend to stage the election.

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Portmore not ready for parish status, say mayor and MP

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MAYOR of Portmore Leon Thomas and Member of Parliament (MP) for St Catherine Southern Fitz Jackson say the idea of making Portmore a parish is premature at this time as the municipality has far too many issues that must be addressed before putting that proposal on the table.

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Delayed

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SPEAKER of the House of Representatives Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert on Tuesday deferred answers to questions raised in Parliament by the Opposition relating to the purchase of new fire trucks for the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) by a further 14 days.

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Techies unite under merged entity

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AN entity created from the merger of two of Jamaica’s leading technology organisations will officially be revealed in mid-November, but already it has a long list of issues to tackle, one of which is nurturing a more tech-focused version of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry.The merged entity, details for which will be provided at a virtual event, will be working with Jampro to make this a reality.

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Green assures farmers of post-flood aid

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Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green says that a comprehensive report on the current levels of rainfall and the effect on the sector will be brought to the House of Representatives next week.

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Trump sues

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign filed lawsuits yesterday in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia, laying the groundwork for contesting battleground states as he slipped behind Democrat Joe Biden in the hunt for the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the White House.

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Trade unionists differ on whether PNP has authority over NWU

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CONFLICTING views on whether the People’s National Party (PNP) has authority to adjudicate on disputes in the National Workers’ Union (NWU) have come from two former senior members of the union who have taken opposite sides in the party’s presidential race between Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna.

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Silly supporters

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PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) presidential candidates Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna have moved to distance themselves from purported supporters who have been spewing bile in the lead-up to Saturday’s election.

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PHOTO: On the lighter side…

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Though the recent rains associated with the passage of different weather systems have put a damper on the lives and livelihoods of many Jamaicans — bringing with them death, damage and destruction — three men are seen here enjoying a light moment in yesterday’s downpour on the Pamphret main road in St Thomas. (Photo: Karl Mclarty) 

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$120-m aid for COVID-19-hit fisheries sector

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THE Government is to recapitalise the fisheries sector to the tune of $120 million this financial year, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green informed the House of Representatives on Tuesday.More than 50 per cent of the funding — $67 million — will be distributed to 4,740 licensed fishers across 137 fishing communities.

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