EOJ re-enumeration project in limbo

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The planned re-enumeration exercise by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), which was slated to begin during this financial year, has been shelved and the $700 million allocated in the Budget to start the process was removed in the First…

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‘Ridiculous sentence! ‘ - Attorneys demand explanation of judge’s decision to give 5 years for 18 guns

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The “ridiculous” disparity in the sentence handed down by two High Court judges to four men who were held in Portland nearly five years ago with an arsenal of 18 illegal guns and a “bucketload” of ammunition has triggered demands for an explanation…

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Machete mom bonds with daughter

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“Come here, mi baby!”That was how 44-year-old Doreen Dyer greeted her teenage daughter when she arrived at the Morant Bay Parish Court in St Thomas yesterday for a hearing after being charged with cruelty to child last year.Dyer caught the attention…

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Brave face from machete mom - Absence of social enquiry report delays case

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Though a bit apprehensive, it was a composed and affectionate Doreen Dyer, who told The Gleaner of how hard time away from her children has been since the court ordered that they be separated.”Mi really feel bad and I miss them a lot! It is the…

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Japan strengthens commitment to Jamaica with $9.4-million grant to Spanish Town Hospital

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The commitment to Jamaica’s health needs is a core priority for the government of Japan, as it continues to strengthen already established linkages in the sector with a $9.4-million grant to the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine.”I am pleased to…

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Political Code of Conduct needs teeth, says ombudsman

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Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown said that the time has come for the Political Code of Conduct, endorsed by the People’s National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party, to be given teeth through effective legislation.”It is time for us to say…

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Tears, blood, broken bones as 29 injured in St Thomas crash

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ST THOMAS:Broken bones and streams of blood will be, for some time, etched in the minds of 29 people who were yesterday rushed to the Accident and Emergency (A…

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Expanded metro bus service for MoBay - Henry - Rail service also under consideration

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WESTERN BUREAU:Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry said he will be seeking to expand the metro bus service in Montego Bay, St James, as part of an integrated transport plan that will ensure sustainability, which is one of the bigger challenges…

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Cornwall Regional moves closer to readiness

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WESTERN BUREAU:Despite having to put some of its own programmes on hold,the Montego Bay-based West Jamaica Conference (WJC) of Seventh-day Adventists will continue to house several dislocated departments from the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH)…

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Parties registered - PNP and JLP get provisional certificate

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The registration of Jamaica’s two major political parties has been hailed by selected commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), Justice Karl Harrison, as a significant milestone for the country’s democracy and political history.The…

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