ECJ says process already in train for fixed by-elections

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The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) says it is well advanced in proposing amendments to the Representation of the People Act for the holding of by-elections within a prescribed time. In a statement released today, the ECJ said by…

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Woman deported from Jamaica arrives in Canada with drugs in coffee beans

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The police have launched a major probe into reports that at an inmate who was on Saturday released into the custody of immigration authorities for deportation, arrived in Canada on Monday with drugs in her suitcase.

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Police constable shot dead in Portmore

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A 29-year-old police constable was on Tuesday night shot dead by unknown assailants as he arrived home in Portmore, St Catherine. The constable who worked at the Stadium Police Station had just entered his house when he was attacked and shot. His…

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British high commissioner looks to hit reset button with Jamaica

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Asif Ahmad, British high commissioner to Jamaica, says that methods he employed in helping to fashion a healthy trade and investment relationship between the United Kingdom and the Philippines, and which helped to provide a sturdy economic platform…

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Speaker bars MP from quizzing Holness on debushing report

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pearnel Charles, yesterday shot down a question from Julian Robinson, member of parliament for St Andrew South East, after the lawmaker sought answers from the prime minister as to why he has not fulfilled…

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Chucking blame - Justice minister blasts inept public sector

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Incensed by the red tape in the public sector that had delayed the approval by the Ministry of Finance of 17 additional posts for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday directed a barrage of…

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Ministry misfires on new FLA board

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There is confusion surrounding whether a new Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) board has been appointed, after a series of conflicting press releases out of the Ministry of National Security.In the latest release sent out yesterday, the ministry…

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Cleaner Jamaica coming - Environmental preservation at the core of LNG use

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Jamaica is expected to reap significant benefits with the addition of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the country’s energy mix, and the environment is being touted as the big winner.Ahead of a planned conference on natural gas with local and…

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Modest memorials best - Over-the-top remembrance of students could reopen wounds - psychologist

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Child psychologist Dr Orlean Brown-Earle has cautioned schools about planning over-the-top memorials to commemorate the lives of students who have died, as it may reopen old wounds in those most affected by the passing.”Oftentimes with memorials,…

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‘Ministry of Injustice’ - Judge bemoans lack of courtroom space at St James Parish Court

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WESTERN BUREAU:High Court Justice Glen Brown has taken the Ministry of Justice to task for failing to create additional courtroom space for the St James Parish Court despite several appeals over the past few years for extra facilities to help reduce…

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