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Isabelle’s admirable contribution - Seven-year-old recognised for assisting in rebuilding of Wortley Home

Gleaner on February 28th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Three years ago, when the Wortley Home for Girls in St Andrew was razed by fire, among those most devastated was Isabelle Robinson.And no, she was not a resident at the home. She is an ordinary citizen of Jamaica, who, as a four-year-old at the time…

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Finally!

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday staved off a possible showdown in the courts with the Jamaican Bar Association as he advised Governor General Sir Patrick Allen to appoint Justice Bryan Sykes as Jamaica’s chief justice.Sources close to the…

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Gov’t considers selling stake in JPS to clear debt

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Gov’t considers selling stake in JPS to clear debtThe Government is contemplating plans to offset a $9-billion debt owed to the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) for streetlights by selling its 20 per cent stake in the light and power company.Finance and…

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Phillips threatens to take disputes with Government ‘to the streets’

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Angered by the Government’s about-turn on its commitment to set aside $700 million in the Budget this year to carry out re-verification of the voters’ list, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has warned that if the country cannot rely on the…

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RJRGLEANER shocked at Beenie Man’s inflammatory comments against radio manager

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The following is a statement from the RJRGLEANER Communications Group:The RJRGLEANER Communications Group is shocked and disturbed by statements made by popular dancehall deejay Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis calling for the “killing” of Dr Dennis Howard…

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State of emergency silences MoBay guns

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Western Bureau:With the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) steadily taking root in St James, violent crime is witnessing a drastic reduction. The parish - which was the nation’s runaway murder capital last year, with a record 335 murders - is…

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General Post Office to close for repairs

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The General Post Office (GPO) in downtown Kingston, across from the Supreme Court, will be closed to the public for six months, starting next Monday, to facilitate renovation work by the Ministry of Justice.The renovations will include improvements…

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‘We want our back pay!’ - Grange adamant Jamaica entitled to reparations from British, not into - tit-for-tat

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Another senior member of the Government has come out demanding that former colonisers “back pay” Jamaica and other Caribbean countries that they conquered for their economic benefit as the fight for reparations continues to gather steam.Minister of…

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PNP, JLP crank up election machinery as clock ticks to March 5

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It’s the final week of campaigning before the March 5 by-election in North West St Andrew and both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have made clear their intentions to crank up the machinery in…

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‘Nation in crisis’ - Greater accountability needed to tackle crime, says Overton

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Retired Lieutenant Commander George Overton believes that despite a number of plans and strategies to address crime and violence, there needs to be more accountability regarding implementation. “We are a nation in crisis. Crime, violence,…

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