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Honours in abundance - Holness moving to secure legacies of leaders; museums, libraries to be built

Gleaner on March 26th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced plans for the construction of more museums and libraries in honour of past leaders of the country.Holness, while speaking at the rededication ceremony of the Bustamante Museum in Kingston last Thursday,…

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Fae fits the Profile - Ellington to take reins of long-running interview programme

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Come April 1, veteran journalist Fae Ellington will be the new face on one of Television Jamaica’s most renowned programmes, Profile. The iconic media personality, however, made it clear that she has no desire to compete with the legacy set by her…

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‘I want to make my country a better place’ - Budding engineers to study in China for a year

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The opportunity to study in China came as a surprise for 21-year-old Kemar Leslie, but it’s an opportunity he promised to grasp in order to enhance his skills as a budding engineer.The graduate of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMU) was among 52…

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Holness wants closer look at INDECOM before decision on powers of arrest

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is not ready at this time to make a pronouncement on whether the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) should be accorded the powers to arrest and prosecute members of the security forces who…

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PM defends Gov’t spending in constituencies ahead of by-elections

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness is rejecting claims that the Government is using the public pursue to finance or sponsor by-elections.Speaking with The Gleaner at Jamaica House last week, Holness dismissed suggestions that his administration was…

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Reverification to take place before next national poll

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Before electors cast their ballots in the next national polls, a reverified voters’ list will be in place, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said.The parliamentary Opposition has accused the Government of reneging on its commitment to allocate funds…

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Phillips pitches return to basics for PNP

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In an address to the People’s National Party’s (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC), Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday urged members to get back to the basics of being a party of and for the people.Phillips, who is also president of…

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Antiguan football officials arrested in Kingston on drug charges

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Three members of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association delegation to Sunday’s international friendly football match against Jamaica have been detained at the Norman Manley International Airport on drug charges. The members, believed to…

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Cabinet shuffle … Robert Montague, Audley Shaw, Nigel Clarke among changes

Gleaner on March 26th, 2018 | File Under More News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced changes to the Cabinet and his executive. Early indication are that there could be an increase in the size of the Cabinet from 18 to 19 while the executive has been increased from 24 to 26. 

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Russian shopping mall fire kills 64; alarms were silent

Gleaner on March 26th, 2018 | File Under More News -

MOSCOW (AP) — Witnesses say fire alarms were silent and staff was nowhere to be seen when a fire at a shopping mall packed with children and their parents on the first weekend of the school recess killed 64 people in Russia’s Siberia….

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