Editors’ Forum | Abandoned - JET says state agencies have given up on clean air for Mandela Highway, Spanish Town Rd

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The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has accused the authorities of giving up on clean air for the communities around Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of the Riverton City Landfill and for persons travelling along the Mandela Highway.More than six…

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Candidates for three by-elections to be nominated today

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Last week, they were placed in the starting blocks by Prime Minister Andrew Holness when he announced the date for the first by-elections since the 2016 general election, which ended with a one-seat majority in Parliament for the Jamaica Labour…

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ABANDONED - JET says state agencies have given up on clean air for Mandela Highway, Spanish Town Rd

Gleaner on October 9th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has accused the authorities of giving up on clean air for the communities around Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of the Riverton City Landfill and for persons travelling along the Mandela Highway.More than six…

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‘Steady-hands Shane’ - Surgeon says SE St Mary will benefit from his skills

Gleaner on October 9th, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

A respected and successful Cuban-trained medical doctor, Shane Alexis is looking to his turn his surgical skills into a winning hand for the People’s National Party (PNP) in the St Mary South Eastern seat at the close of polls on October 30.At 38…

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‘St Mary mi come from’ - Dunn ready to represent

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Confident that he has done enough to convince residents of South East St Mary that he should be their next member of parliament, Dr Norman Dunn spent last week talking to constituents and getting a first-hand take on the issues that have stymied…

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‘Take them off the road!’ - Call for urgent action against vehicles emitting excess smoke

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Twenty years after the Government first commissioned a study on motor vehicle emissions in Jamaica, there is still no regulation in place, and the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is getting increasingly concerned about the impact the smoke is having…

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Introduction of LNG to Jamaica will spur development - Matalon

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Chairman of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Joseph Matalon, says the emergence of a natural gas sector in Jamaica is a development that is long overdue for many reasons. Among other things, he says, it is a potential game changer for the…

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Checkmate! - KC employs unorthodox mental training for Manning Cup

Gleaner on October 9th, 2017 | File Under Sport News -

Football, when played at a high level, is often compared to a game of chess, because of the intricate tactics, formations and strategies employed by teams to outsmart their opponents.Jamaica Chess Federation President Ian Wilkinson holds this view…

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No SDF help for JFF women’s league

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Despite suggestions by Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts that the Women’s Premier League might receive support from the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), there is continued uncertainty about this year’s staging. This is…

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Kestna Davis tames ‘Iron Dawg’ Raye

Gleaner on October 9th, 2017 | File Under Sport News -

A mixed reception greeted the outcome of the super-middleweight bout last Saturday night, at the Alpart Sports Club in St Elizabeth, between promising middleweight boxer Kestna Davis and boxer-comedian Miguel ‘Iron Dawg’ Raye. Their six-round bout…

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