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UPDATED: Director of Elections Orrette Fisher resigns

Gleaner on March 14th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher has resigned. Fisher leaves the Electoral Office of Jamaica today. His resignation comes ahead of a court ruling surrounding his tenure.

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Director of Elections Orrette Fisher resigns

Gleaner on March 14th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Director of Elections Orrette Fisher has resigned. Fisher leaves the Electoral Office of Jamaica at the end of the month. His resignation comes ahead of a court ruling surrounding his tenure.

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Public-sector workers locked in four-year agreement

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Echoes of the ongoing dispute between Government and public-school teachers was felt in Parliament yesterday when Opposition Spokesman on Finance Mark Golding accused Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw of undermining the collective…

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Growth joke - Opposition taunts Government for abandoning economic targets

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Ripping into the Andrew Holness administration for discarding its much-talked-about target of five per cent gross domestic product growth in four years, Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Planning Mark Golding said the country was now left to…

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Pastor fathered child of 12-y-o girl … DNA test proves

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A bombshell DNA report has concluded that Kenneth Blake, the Kingston pastor facing criminal charges for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl, is the father of the child she gave birth to last year.The explosive report was prepared by the…

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Data-driven touring - Social media data guiding concert picks

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In making a hook-up in the flesh between music performers and their often far-flung audiences, the Internet - specifically social media - is proving to be an invaluable tool in data-driven touring.Adam Davis of the US-based Skyline Artists Agency,…

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Impressive! - Sports minister, ASAJ president pleased with Aquatic Centre rehab

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The $27.5 million renovation of the National Aquatic Centre at Independence Park, in preparation for Jamaica’s hosting of the 2018 Carifta Swimming Championships, which begins this Friday, was very ‘pleasing’ to Sports Minister, Olivia ‘Babsy’…

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No disruptions during stadium renovations <I>- Brown

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The nation’s premier sporting arena is set for a facelift over the next few years and general manager of the facility’s management company, Independence Park Limited (IPL), Major Desmon Brown, is looking forward to the improvements.”Things are being…

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Unseen acts of courage

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For the second year in a row, inclement weather has put the kibosh on Jamaica’s medal hopes at an international track and field championship. Last year, at the IAAF World Championships in London, 13?C temperatures froze our largely home based sprint…

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Loss disappoints Ashley

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Following her loss to Danish boxer Dina Thorslund in Struer, Denmark, Jamaican Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley expressed disappointment in her performance on Saturday night. Ashley lost by a unanimous decision, as two judges, Anssi Perajoki and Andreas…

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