On the Corner: In East Portland | Factories, water and roads lead the cry

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For the past three decades, Petal Brown says residents of Land Settlement, a housing scheme located in Anchovy, Portland, have been using stones to piece together some semblance of a roadway to get into and out of the community. The water pipe that…

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On the Corner: In East Portland | New MP urged to spark economic revival

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East Portland constituents in the Damion Crawford camp are demanding an economic revival for the mainly farming region, and they want a surge in jobs and road improvement to lead that transformation. “We facing a warm time as farmers,” lamented…

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‘They dumped my dead relatives’ - Lawsuit looms for Gov’t, CHEC over claim ancestors tossed into roadwork rubble

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An aggrieved man is threatening to sue the Government and works contractors China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) after the remains of several of his relatives cannot be accounted for, following an exhumation to facilitate the widening of the…

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Small businesses cry foul at lenders - But DBJ says loans tailored for every operator

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Bureaucratic protocols and inflexibility at commercial banks and the Development Bank of Jamaica have been cited by micro and small entrepreneurs as stumbling blocks to innovation and expansion, denying them capital for deeper investment. According…

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DBJ braces for loan rush

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The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is bracing for a rush on the lender from entrepreneurs wanting to break into the market in the wake of a boost in loan funding and tax cuts that take effect on Monday. Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke…

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Male-run state a hindrance to abortion consensus, says rights advocate

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At least one human rights advocate is blaming the inability of government ministers to reach a consensus on abortion on the fact that the country’s Parliament is predominantly patriarchal. Feminist Joan French said that parliamentarian Juliet…

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Cops probe murder of ‘Oney British’

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Just days after the leader of the popular ‘British Link-up Crew’, Owen ‘Roy Fowl’ Clarke, was buried, another member, Alphanso ‘Oney British’ Harriott, was shot and killed on Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew on Friday night. A report from the…

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Sprint to the finish! - KC, Edwin Allen on track for Champs glory

Gleaner on March 30th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

It has been 10 years since a Kingston College’s (KC) hand last touched the Mortimer Geddes trophy, but after another day of metronomic efficiency at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships yesterday, purple hearts are getting…

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Three H1N1 deaths - Opposition raps Gov’t for failing to issue advisory on deadly flu

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The Ministry of Health has faced scathing criticism for failing to inform the public about the presence of the influenza H1N1 in the country, following yesterday’s revelation by broadcaster Alan Magnus that his late wife Karlene ‘Kerry’ Douglas…

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Double murder rocks Trelawny after alleged gangster killed

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The Trelawny police are now investigating the double murder of a taxi operator and his common-law wife in Kinloss district on Thursday night, following the shooting death of a man who has been described as one of the parish’s top gangsters. Fifty-…

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