Green light for Brown - Parties endorse him as director of elections; Fisher says he’s in good stead

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Representatives of the two major political parties registered with the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) have endorsed the recommended appointment of Glasspole Brown as director of elections.At the same time, former director of elections,…

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Oh so near! - England miss out on World Cup final

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MOSCOW (AP):They sing of alcohol and agony, and of all those oh, so nears.The anguished English now have another line to add to the lyrics of Three Lions: Football’s not coming home.There was no penalty heartache this time like in the semi-finals at…

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PM opens Special Economic Zone Authority

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Government, through the economic growth and job creation ministry in the Office of the Prime Minister, has officially opened the Special Economic Zone Authority, situated on Waterloo Road, St Andrew.Prime Minister Andrew Holness told The Gleaner…

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NESoL engineer authorised payments seven months after tenure ended

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The Oswald Williams-led board at the state-owned National Energy Solutions Limited (NESoL) allowed Lawrence Pommels, operations engineer, to sign cheques for seven months after his stint as acting chief engineer ended in November last year.According…

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Editors’ Forum | Advocates push for different public education on abortion

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Advocates on either side of the abortion debate agree that the citizenry, youth in particular, is in need of more clarity on the controversial topic. But both sides contend that a different campaign is required to achieve this.For Shirley Richards,…

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‘PTAs are more than ATMs’

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“Parent-teacher associations are more than automated teller machines (ATMs).”That was the declaration by Everton Hannam, president of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ), who told The Gleaner in an interview yesterday that…

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Editors’ Forum | West: J’cans should learn difference between abortion, termination

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Dr Wayne West, chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS), believes Jamaicans should educate themselves about the difference between termination and abortion, noting that there is no justification, from a medical perspective, for…

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Millions allocated for trucking water amid drought

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As drought conditions continue to impact at least three parishes across the country, Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie has announced a $30-million allocation to municipal corporations in selected parishes for the trucking of water to…

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Cops did not kill Nicko, says Superintendent Beeput

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Western Bureau:Superintendent ShAron Beeput, head of the Hanover Police Division, has taken issue with the recent allegation by the mother of a man who was killed in the parish last Friday that he was murdered by the police.”It is difficult to…

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Bartlett to launch welfare and education foundation

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WESTERN BUREAU:Member of Parliament for East Central St James Edmund Bartlett has announced plans to establish his own Ed Bartlett Education and Welfare Foundation to benefit youths in his constituency.The announcement comes as no surprise because…

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