March 25 polls - East Portland gears up for by-election; nomination day March 8

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness last night dramatically announced March 25 as the day constituents of East Portland would go to the polls to select a new member of parliament in what is shaping up to be a titanic showdown. Holness made the…

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- Samuda fires back at Phillips’ claim of JLP neglect

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Government senator Matthew Samuda has fired back at the People’s National Party (PNP) over accusations that the Andrew Holness administration is neglecting East Portland. PNP President Dr Peter Phillips, speaking at a wake for slain Member of…

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Homeowners cash in on by-election buzz - High demand for accommodation in East Portland as campaign heats up

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Port Antonio, Portland: Several East Portland homeowners are basking in the windfall from the increasing demand for accommodation as the campaign for the seat vacated by murdered Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield heats up. Political…

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ECJ: Candidates must declare campaign funding sources

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Ahead of the East Portland by-election, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has issued a reminder that candidates for parliamentary elections are now required to declare the source of their funding. The requirement is a first in Jamaica’s…

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21-y-o charged with Bloomfield’s murder

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Portland: Simeon Anthony Sutherland, the 21-year-old man twice detained by investigators probing the death of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield has been charged with murder. Sutherland was yesterday questioned by…

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Clarke wants more Chinese investment to sustain economic thrust

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Chinese businesses are more than welcome to operate and invest in Jamaica as the country stands to gain from the transfer of technology and the wealth of their businesses, which is likely to further sustain Jamaica’s own economic turnaround, says…

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Majesty Gardens sees the light - Community moves from three to more than 400 registered JPS customers

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Having moved from three legal customers in 2013 to 715 at present, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is describing the massive jump in electricity regularisation in the south St Andrew community of Majesty Gardens as its greatest success…

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‘Payback time has come’ - Cops declare war on Westmoreland gangsters

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland police have vowed to leave no stone unturned in a bid to bring to justice the gunmen responsible for a bloody rampage in the parish earlier this week that left eight persons dead. “We have a fair idea of what is…

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Hopeton Heron is new BSJ executive director

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Hopeton Heron was yesterday appointed the new executive director of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ). In a press release yesterday, the BSJ said that Heron’s appointment follows a competitive selection process, which was initiated in September…

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News Briefs

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting that two firearms were seized by police teams on Thursday. A team of officers assigned to the Manchester Police Division reportedly seized one homemade firearm and four Winchester 12-gauge cartridges in…

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