Thousands marooned after road collapses in east Portland

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Thousands of residents are now marooned following the collapse of the roadway at West Hill in Portland. Vehicles have also been blocked inside the community.

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Derrick Smith walks … veteran politician tells constituents of resignation

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Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid, executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, former councillor Audley Gordon, and Smith’s son Duane, who is sitting councillor, are the early names being whispered as possible…

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Last chance to pay outstanding tickets - Mad rush expected as amnesty expires

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Delinquent motorists have the final opportunity to settle their obligations with the Government under the second traffic ticket amnesty which expires today.Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is advising motorists that it has put several measures in…

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Counter ‘Anancyism’ with appropriate systems - Contractor General

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Contractor General Dirk Harrison says that too many officials in the public and private sectors are involved in “hanky-panky Anancyism” made possible because of the lack of appropriate systems designed to keep corruption at bay.He was speaking at a…

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PNP prepares for another by-election

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The People’s National Party (PNP) says it has identified a proposed candidate to run on the party’s ticket in St Andrew North West if a by-election is called for that constituency.This comes in the wake of the pending resignation of Jamaica Labour…

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INDECOM boss defends body - Dismisses claims it has reduced police effectiveness

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Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams has given his strongest defence yet of the police oversight body, dismissing claims in the public domain suggesting that it has reduced police effectiveness…

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Hearing his joy - Device raises spirits of 3-y-o afflicted by rare condition; warms mother’s heart

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There is a long way to go before three-year-old Javail Pennant can have some semblance of a normal life, but for now, his devoted mother, Sophia Dixon is content to just give thanks for the “blessing of hearing”, as she puts it.Afflicted with aural…

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Harrison Henry OKs payment to west Kingston residents

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Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry says she has accepted the report of the Compensation Committee and its finding that a payment of more than $200 million is to be made to citizens of Western Kingston, particularly those in Tivoli Gardens, whose…

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DEVELOPMENT not DESTRUCTION - Heritage Trust denies that it is blocking rebirth of Port Royal

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The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) has dismissed claims that it has been the stumbling block in a proposed US$500-million development of the historic Port Royal into an international tourism hot spot.Obviously stung by the allegations,…

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All set for Boyne’s farewell

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness and four former prime ministers - Edward Seaga, P.J. Patterson, Portia Simpson Miller and Bruce Golding - are slated to participate in the service of thanksgiving for the veteran journalist Ian Boyne at the National…

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