Phillips says PNP will change laws to hold by-elections in specified time

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People’s National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips says his government will be changing the electoral laws to ensure that by-elections are held in a specified time. Giving his first address as president to the 78th Annual Conference of…

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Bullied to death’s door - Teenager attempts suicide to escape peer abuse at popular Corporate Area girls’ school

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She knew her 13-year-old daughter was being bullied at school and had met with administrators begging them to intervene, but she never expected that it would lead to her watching helplessly as 57 pills were pumped from the stomach of her only child…

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Bullies going unpunished - More than 60 per cent of Jamaican children face abuse from schoolmates

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With bullying becoming pervasive and seemingly normalised in Jamaica, the Child Development Agency (CDA) decided in 2015 to conduct a study looking at the issue.The study, which investigated the prevalence and impact of peer abuse (bullying) on the…

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‘Save our sons!’ - Crying Salt Spring mothers appeal to PM to declare the area a ZOSO

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Tired of burying their sons, a group of mothers in Salt Spring, St James, have joined together to say enough is enough, and they are calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to help them by declaring the community the island’s second zone of special…

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Joyous reunion! - Jamaicans celebrate as loved ones return from hurricane-ravaged St Maarten

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The arrival area at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston was transformed into a sea of jubilation yesterday as Jamaicans who were stranded in the Hurricane Irma-ravaged St Maarten finally returned home.More than 70 per cent of the…

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Peter’s time to exhale - Phillips seeking to excite Comrades at public session of party’s annual conference today

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When Peter David Phillips steps to the podium today to address his Comrades, and the nation, Jamaica’s continuing high murder rate is expected to feature prominently in his presentation.No longer under the shadow of the charismatic Portia Simpson…

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‘Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica’ - Strong support for International Coastal Clean-up Day

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Thousands of Jamaicans yesterday marked International Coastal Clean-up Day with activities across the island.In the Corporate Area, the Jamaica Environment Trust hosted its 24th annual clean-up of the Palisadoes Strip while the Tourism Enhancement…

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#PNPConference: Call on us! PJ, Portia ready to help in St Mary SE campaign

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Two former Prime Ministers and former presidents of the People’s National Party (PNP) have pledged their support for Shane Alexis, the medical doctor seeking to retain the St Mary South East constituency for the party. P.J. Patterson and Portia…

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#PNPConference: Crawford holds ‘a reasoning’ with comrades

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When Damion Crawford, the firebrand young comrade approached the lectern at the People’s National Party (PNP’s) 79th annual conference, he asked the packed National Arena in Kingston to withhold cheers and musical interjections so that he…

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#PNPConference: Losing not an option in S.E. St Mary by-elections - Ferguson

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Vice president of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Fenton Ferguson, says he will be in charge of the party’s election machinery in the by-elections set for South East St Mary and losing is not an option. Ferguson made the announcement…

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