#ByElections2017: JLP’s Norman Dunn beats PNP’s Shane Alexis in St Mary SE

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The Jamaica Labour Party’s Dr Norman Dunn has trounced the political neophyte the People’s National Party Dr Shane Alexis in the St Mary South East by-election.

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Elections Director Orrette Fisher seeking injunction to prevent removal from office

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Director of Elections Orrette Fisher is now taking legal action to prevent the Electoral Commission of Jamaica from removing him from the job.

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#ByElections2017: Comrade pleas for birthday gift, Montague confident of comfortable win

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Erica Virtue, Senior Gleaner Writer

Amid the political jostling in St Mary South East, one People’s National Party (PNP) supporter made a birthday plea — a win for first-time candidate Dr Shane Alexis.

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This is it! - SE St Mary holds most interest in trio of by-elections today

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It has been a cash-fuelled by-election season.The Government has admitted spending some $250 million on infrastructure works in the constituency, but the Opposition says the expenditure has been closer to $500 million.But that is just the start of…

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Constitutional crisis looms - JLP, PNP lawyers on standby, ready to duel over citizenship controversy

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Depending on today’s result in the by-election between the Jamaica Labour Party’s Dr Norman Dunn and the People’s National Party’s Dr Shane Alexis in South East St Mary, another legal battle over who is qualified to sit in the country’s Parliament…

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End legalised violence against children, says UWI professor

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Professor of child health and child development at the University of the West Indies, Maureen Samms-Vaughan, is pleading with the Jamaican Government to put a stop to the legalised forms of violence against children by banning corporal punishment….

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On the Corner with EPOC | ‘Our youth want jobs’ - Grants Pen residents say basic employment evading the young

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Long-time residents of the North East St Andrew community of Grants Pen are calling on Government to invest in job creation so that qualified and skilled youngsters don’t fall through the cracks.Participating in the latest Gleaner On the Corner with…

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Cruising to victory - PNP to romp home in two Corporate Area by-elections

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It might not appear to be the case since there have been no mass meetings, no radio and television advertising, and no wild charges and counter-charges, but voters in St Andrew South West and St Andrew South will go to the polls today to elect their…

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Inaction against lying cops hurting JCF - lawyer

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Prominent attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie has expressed concern that no action is being taken against cops who manufacture evidence against accused persons to secure convictions.Champagnie made his comments last Friday following the acquittal of an…

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St James crime task force needed, says Phillips

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WESTERN BUREAU:As the security forces continue to struggle to deal with murders in St James, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has called for the creation of a special task force to focus on the parish, which has recorded more than 250 homicides…

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