Golding among MPs seeking Gov’t contracts exemption

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NEWLY elected leader of the People’s National Party (PNP) Mark Golding is among four Members of Parliament (MPs) seeking exemption from having contractual agreements with Government bodies.

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Don’t expect Biden to rescue the Caribbean, says Bernal

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THERE will be no financial windfall for the Caribbean from a Joe Biden-led US Government cautions Richard Bernal, former Jamaican ambassador to the USA, who on Friday shared his views on the foreign policy implications of a Biden win.

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Hanna ready to work with Golding

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LISA Hanna, the St Ann South Eastern Member of Parliament who on Saturday lost in her bid to lead the People’s National Party (PNP), says she is ready to work with victor Mark Golding to rebuild the fractious Opposition party.In a statement posted on her social media pages following the election, which saw Golding securing 1,740 delegates’ votes to her 1,444, Hanna said, for her, it was an extraordinary campaign.

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Virtual JAPEX 2020 starts today with record participation

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Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), the island’s premier tourism trade show, is scheduled to open today and the organisers are reporting that it will be the “the largest ever based on a record number of registrations”.

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No face-to-face classes today

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THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is expected to announce a new start date tomorrow for face-to-face classes at select schools, after today’s initial resumption for the pilot was postponed due to weather conditions impacting the island.The Government’s push to get students back in the classroom is in a bid to find a solution to the difficulties being faced by many since the closure of schools due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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On edge!

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RESIDENTS in Gordon Town, St Andrew, are on edge following a series of land slippages in the community yesterday after heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Eta’s outer bands lashed the island, damaging houses, thoroughfares, and downing power lines.

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‘Flood out!’

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DISTRAUGHT residents of Nine Miles, Bull Bay, in St Andrew, are blaming yesterday’s widespread flooding of several houses in the community on substandard desilting work being done by men in the channels of the Chalky River.Tropical Storm Eta, which formed in the central Caribbean last week, unleashed heavy showers on the island, triggering landslides in several communities and bringing severe flooding to others.

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Exercise greater vigilance as Christmas season nears, urges CMO

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AS the Christmas period approaches, individuals are being advised to exercise even greater vigilance in limiting their exposure to the novel coronavirus and preventing further spread.

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Five arrested after cop killed at illegal party

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SPALDING, Clarendon — Five people are now in custody as the police investigate the murder of their colleague, Constable Kirkland Plummer, and the fatal shooting of one of his alleged attackers in the deep rural community of Harwood, in northern Clarendon, on Saturday night.

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New Fortress Energy donates tablets to 53 students

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New Fortress Energy has donated tablets to 53 grade six students at Barracks Road Primary School in St James in response to an appeal from Principal Maxine Coates-Brown for assistance.Coates-Brown had made the appeal after bringing attention to students who, because they did not have a mobile device, were unable to effectively participate in classes being taught online as schools were shut to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus.

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