We want Damion, Portland East Comrades chant

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While Portland East constituents are still mourning their slain Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, supporters say they are anxious for Opposition Senator Damion Crawford to fill the void.

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Below the Bar - UWI Law Society faces heat over ‘vulgar’ photos

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The Mona Law Society at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has come under fire from at least one senior member of the law fraternity for the posting of photographs of some female law students in skimpy clothing on its Instagram social…

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PNP eyes Crawford for East Portland

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Port Antonio, Portland: While the People’s National Party (PNP) has not officially settled on a standard-bearer for Eastern Portland, the options could eventually narrow down to PNP Vice-President Damion Crawford and former Member of Parliament (MP…

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‘Hanover has the fattest men in Jamaica’

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Western Bureau: Dr Alfred Dawes, senior medical officer at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland, says the parish of Hanover is having a growing obesity problem, especially among the male population. Speaking at Thursday night’s Hanover leg…

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‘Hurry Hurry’ Sinclair is dead

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Western Bureau: Western Jamaica lost one of its iconic residents yesterday with the passing of legendary businessman, politician, and philanthropist Owen ‘Hurry Hurry’ Sinclair. “This is a tremendous loss to the parish and Jamaica overall,” said…

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Temporary injunction granted for Constant Spring Market vendors

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A temporary injunction has been granted by the Supreme Court preventing the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) from forcibly removing vendors at the Constant Spring Market. The injunction was filed yesterday by attorney-at-law…

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St Thomas students share sacrifices made for school - LASCO assists 14 candidates with CSEC fees

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Despite being only 17 years old, Paul Bogle High School student Tigya Mills has already learnt money-management skills that those years her senior are yet to master. “Normally coming to school, I would come, like, five days a week, sometimes three…

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Int’l partners understand move on Petrojam shares, says Gov’t

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Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has said that Jamaica’s bilateral and development partners have told the Andrew Holness administration that they “understand” that the decision to forcibly retake Venezuela’s stake in Petrojam does not…

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News Briefs

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Slain MP to be buried today Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, the late member of parliament (MP) for Eastern Portland, will be laid to rest today. The funeral service will take place at the Open Bible Church in Folly, Portland, starting at 11 a.m. He will be…

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Professor calls for sugary drinks tax

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The Government should move post-haste to levy a tax of at least 20 per cent on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) as a disincentive to consumption and pump the revenues into programmes focused on health promotion and obesity prevention, professor of…

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