KANYE-MONIUM - No VIP section at US rapper’s concert; traffic concerns for Emancipation Park

Gleaner on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Despite controversial United States rapper Kanye West being a massive entertainment figure, his quasi-religious service expected to draw thousands to Emancipation Park this evening will be a no-frills event. “This is all there will be,” Matthew…

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‘Justice for my son’ - St Ann mom angry as 10-y-o hit by bus, dies

Gleaner on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The mother of a 10-year-old boy who succumbed to injuries sustained in a bus crash in Lime Hall, St Ann, on Monday afternoon is demanding justice for the death of her son, while accusing the police of being unprofessional in their investigations….

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MoBay Pride lacked permits for pro-gay forum, court told - Appeal panel to rule today

Gleaner on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The St James Municipal Corporation is now claiming that it did not withdraw permission from gay- rights group Montego Bay Pride from having a forum on same-sex marriage at the western city’s cultural centre. Attorney-at-law Georgia Gibson-Henlin,…

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What’s in the proposed Brexit deal?

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BRUSSELS (AP): Britain and the European Union (EU) have a Brexit deal – and if it is ratified, people and businesses will finally have a measure of certainty about what lies ahead. That’s a big if. This is not the first time the two sides have…

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New digital tool to help track government breaches

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It will be a little easier to hold public officials to account with the rolling out of a website backed by a corruption watchdog, the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP). The organisation’s portal currently allows for the tracking of the…

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Brexit buzz - Manufacturing giants split on impact of looming divorce deal

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Two major manufacturers are upbeat that news of a tentative deal brokered between the United Kingdom and the European Union will calm international markets and give a lift to local exporters even though Jamaica’s main trading destination is the…

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Gay battle - Pride shames church protesters - Mayor obtains stay against ruling granting interim access

Gleaner on October 17th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: A gay-rights group will head to court today to challenge a ruling by the Court of Appeal granting a stay to the interim order allowing them to host a controversial debate on same-sex marriage at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in…

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Pride shames church protesters - Mayor obtains stay against ruling granting interim access

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WESTERN BUREAU: A gay-rights group will head to court today to challenge a ruling by the Court of Appeal granting a stay to the interim order allowing them to host a controversial debate on same-sex marriage at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in…

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Forstmayr backs gays’ right to use MoBay civic centre

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WESTERN BUREAU: Gay-rights campaigners should be allowed to use the Montego Bay Cultural Centre says Josef Forstmayr, a popular western Jamaica hotelier and chairman of the group that has oversight of the St James civic building. Forstmayr’s stance…

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Bernard Lodge farming boost

Gleaner on October 17th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The proposed Bernard Lodge township hailed by the Holness administration as a model of mixed-use development will have 76 per cent more lands designated for farming, a senior government minister revealed yesterday. The St Catherine town, slated for…

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