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UPDATED: Fisher to act as elections boss for a month, court to hear application November 9

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Director of Elections Orrette Fisher is to act in the post for another month. Fisher, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, has filed an application seeking to challenge his removal

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Ecstasy & Agony – JLP celebrates Dunn victory with massive street rally

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Jubilant Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters brought the main street in Annotto Bay to a standstill, forcing everyone and everything to a halt for several hours, as the party held a celebration meeting at the car park in the town yesterday.The JLP…

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Golding, Brown Burke steamroll opponents

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In short order, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Mark Golding and Angela Brown Burke will be taking their seats in the Lower House, having scored emphatic electoral wins in yesterday’s by-elections in St Andrew South and St Andrew South West,…

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More compassion for persons using public health facilities

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Jamaicans should soon begin to experience more compassion from medical practitioners when they visit public clinics and hospitals, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has said.He was speaking to The Gleaner yesterday at The Jamaica Pegasus…

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By-election was peaceful, says CAFFE

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A virtually trouble free by-election process, was how Dr Lloyd Barnett, chairman of the election watchdog group Citizens Action For Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE), described the process to elect new members of parliament in three constituencies.He…

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Fisher’s fight to remain election boss

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Director of Elections Orrette Fisher was summoned to a meeting last Wednesday and informed that his tenure would come to an end today, his attorney Hugh Wildman has asserted.Wildman claimed, too, that no reason was given for Fisher’s termination…

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Ecstasy & Agony – JLP celebrates Dunn with massive street rally

Gleaner on October 31st, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

Jubilant Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters brought the main street in Annotto Bay to a standstill, forcing everyone and everything to a halt for several hours, as the party held a celebration meeting at the car park in the town yesterday.The JLP…

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Ja can be Silicon Valley of the Caribbean - UTech scholar

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Jamaica has the potential to be the Silicon Valley of the Caribbean, with a knowledge, tech-savvy generation at its core to drive economic and industrial development, noted University of Technology (UTech) student, Orande Harris.”My hope is for…

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St Thomas cops freed of assault charges

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Two St Thomas policemen have been freed of assault charges.

Corporal Delroy McDuffus and Constable Adrian Beckford were freed in the St Thomas Parish Court after prosecutors offered no further evidence.

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Intermittent showers did not stop hundreds of Jamaicans from swarming the Half Way Transport Centre for CB’s PAN 2017 finals.

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