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SEPT 3 GREEN LIGHT - Holness seeks second mandate in 23-day election sprint; nomination day August 18

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Andrew Holness will seek his second mandate for state power when his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) heads to the polls on Thursday, September 3 in a 23-day sprint to beat gathering coronavirus clouds that could dampen voter turnout. Some 1,913,410…

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Why Gov’t shut down Spanish Bridge

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WHITE RIVER VALLEY, St Mary: Despite the risks associated with the new coronavirus and painstaking appeals to residents by local health authorities, patrons continue to flock to the popular St Mary attraction, Spanish Bridge, oblivious to safety…

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COVID-19 party crasher - 36 beaches, rivers ordered closed; delinquent promoters face six-month ban

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Following on threats to tighten the restrictions on outdoor and entertainment activities if COVID-19 protocol breaches surrounding their operations continued, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie announced on Tuesday the closure of 17 beaches…

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Bigger back-to-school benefit for poor children

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Children in poor households will receive up to $8,500 in back-to-school funding to offset the financial fallout suffered by their parents amid the coronavirus pandemic. Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke announced in…

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Rastas condemn ‘junjo’, lice stigma

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WESTERN BUREAU: Using the controversial July 31 Supreme Court ruling in a case that centred on the wearing of dreadlocks and the right to self-expression, Rastafarians charged on Tuesday that religious adherents continue to face discrimination….

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Jamaicans joyful as Biden picks Harris for VP

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“Ecstatic!” “The best choice!” “Very proud!” That was the effusive praise from expatriates to news that Joe Biden, former United States vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee for president, had selected Jamaica-descended California…

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Discontent as minor parties mull over merger

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Leaders of three of Jamaica’s minor political parties have held talks to explore the possibility of a merger, but a clash of ideologies has stalled those negotiations. President of the Marcus Garvey People’s Political Party (MGPPP), Heru Menelik,…

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#JaVotes2020 | Thursdays and election affairs

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness this evening announced that the next general election will be held on Thursday, September 3. Since 1944 when Universal Adult Suffrage was attained in Jamaica, 17 elections have been called. Of that number, seven…

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Jamaica votes in general election on September 3, 2020

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Jamaicans are to go to the polls on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement in Parliament a short while ago. Nomination Day will be Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  It will be Jamaica’s 18th general…

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COVID CRACKDOWN - Lobbies press Gov’t to get tough with sanctions

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The business community is warning that the Government’s failure to enforce the COVID-19 laws governing beach parties and other entertainment events could cost the country dearly, reversing the economic gains achieved since the easing of austerity…

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