Operation Take Back St James

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WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Peter Phillips has assembled what he dubs a high-profile team of prospective candidates to launch a political assault on St James after a blistering defeat in the 2016 general election that left the party clinging to only one…

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Once jail-bound, chef has recipe for change

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Before the intervention of the LASCO Chin Foundation, there was a warrant out for the arrest of Kevon McLeish for owing more than $60,000 in rent almost nine months ago. Today, he is not only a free man in that he was able to avoid jail time,…

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Beware fly-by-night coconut water bottlers – BSJ

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Nearly seven years after raising concerns about the quality of coconut water on the market, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has still not got a handle on the growing number of unregistered bottlers of the product. The standards watchdog…

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Don’t buy male victim propaganda, says Johnson Smith

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Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has rejected the emerging argument that men are being marginalised for the upward movement of women in Jamaica. Much has been made especially of recent statistics published by the Statistical Institute of…

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A new review by the University of British Columbia in the United States revealed that up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their foetus. The findings were published in the health journal Preventive Medicine.

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Travel show hosts upbeat as delegates swarm MoBay

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WESTERN BUREAU: More than 1,000 delegates have already started to arrive for the world’s largest business-to-business marketing event for the Caribbean. The event, tagged ‘Caribbean Travel Marketplace’, which has attracted…

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Give whistle-blowers witness protection, Munroe urges

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Executive director of civil-society lobby National Integrity Action, Professor Trevor Munroe, has called for the strengthening of the Protected Disclosures Act of 2011 to explicitly provide for whistle-blowers to have access to the Witness…

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May Pen patients still sleeping in wheelchairs, doctor renews call to ease overcrowding

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A Clarendon health official is renewing a call for urgent measures to ease the overcrowding at the May Pen Hospital. Two years ago, the situation at the May Pen Hospital attracted national attention following reports that patients were sleeping on stretchers and in wheelchairs because of chronic overcrowding.

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Cold front to bring rains this week

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Jamaicans should expect colder weather and more rainfall this week as the island is to be impacted by a cold front. The Met Office says the system is expected to be stationary just west of Jamaica by late tonight, and remain in the vicinity of the…

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Opposition wants gov’t to call Parliament back into session

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The Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives Phillip Paulwell says the Opposition is not in agreement with the long recess from the sittings of House caused by a decision of government side, following the Christmas break….

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