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Clarke in cabinet - PM announces portfolio changes

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has made good on his promise to restructure his Cabinet, fitting in his key adviser Dr Nigel Clarke who now heads the Ministry of Finance while shifting Audley Shaw, who previously held the post, to the Ministry of…

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‘A public-relations stunt’ - political commentator

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Political commentator Martin Henry says Prime Minister Andrew Holness has staged a major public-relations exercise facilitated by the media hype surrounding the Cabinet reshuffle.”The public expectation to which the prime minister has played that he…

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PSOJ: Nigel no miracle worker

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Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), has said that while the insertion of Dr Nigel Clarke in the Cabinet was a strategic move, the Andrew Holness administration could not rely on him alone to drive the…

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Wheatley warns against unrealistic oil expectations

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Dr Andrew Wheatley, minister of science, energy and technology, has warned against any unrealistic expectations of a financial windfall in the short term from the three-dimensional (3-D) seismic survey for offshore oil and gas exploration now…

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Antiguan football officials held on drug charges in Ja

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Three members of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) 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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Penwood student peacemaker stabbed

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An incident at Penwood High School in Kingston yesterday has left one student battling for his life, while the perpetrator is on the run and is being sought by the police.Inspector Sean March confirmed the incident.March told The Gleaner that a 16-…

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‘Girl Rising’ draws attention to gender disparity

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“Girls are not the problem; they are problem solvers,” declares a line from the powerful documentary ‘Girl Rising’, which spotlights the stories of nine girls who overcame their unforgiving circumstances by believing in their own potential and the…

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St Catherine South reaps success in crime fight

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While its neighbouring police division, St Catherine North, enters week two of a state of emergency imposed to contain runaway crime, St Catherine South has been reaping the benefits of a sustained fight against gangs.Headquartered at the informally…

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Phillips cites tribalism in naming of highway for Seaga - PNP president says move is disrespectful to Simpson Miller

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People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has accused the Andrew Holness-led Govern-ment of engaging in political tribalism through its “misguided decision” to name the North-South Highway in honour of former Prime Minister Edward…

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Shineka Gray murder accused to stand trial

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WESTERN BUREAU:Gregory Roberts and Mario Morrison, the two men charged with murder in relation to last year’s killing of Green Pond High School student Shineka Gray, were ordered to stand trial in the St James Circuit Court on November 19 when they…

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