Battle lines drawn! - Crawford, Vaz enter noisy political arena for hot run-off

Gleaner on March 16th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

It’s official! Damion Crawford and Ann-Marie Vaz have been called to their set positions for an April 4 by-election showdown in the race that will decide who will become the member of parliament for Eastern Portland. The two candidates were…

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Holness slams Phillips, ombudsman on roadwork charges

Gleaner on March 16th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has fired back at People’s National Party President Dr Peter Phillips and Political Oumbudsman Donna Parchment Brown over the firestorm created following accusations that state resources are being used to influence the…

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No JDF retreat - Army denies cutting troops in St James by half

Gleaner on March 16th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has denied claims by the Opposition People’s National Party that the army has almost halved the number of troops in the parish of St James just over a month after a state of public emergency expired. The security…

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Chief justice raps lawyer for time-wasting

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Presiding judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday shut down a defence attorney, criticising him for wasting time as the trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 23 cronies continued at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. “Had…

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Gleaner on March 16th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for Portland East, Damion Crawford, has revealed that while older voters in the constituency have remained loyal over the years, it’s the younger generation who are now gravitating to…

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Buju’s son steals spotlight with pre-show rant

Gleaner on March 16th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Forty-eight hours before Buju Banton hit the stage for his first performance after being released from a United States prison, Markus Myrie launched a tirade against his celebrated father on Instagram. Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, was in…

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McBean back in charge - Police Fed execs ordered to pay legal fees of reinstated chair

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A high court judge has ordered police Inspector Sheldon Gordon and Sergeant Patrae Rowe to pay the legal fees for Corporal Arleen McBean out of their own pockets, barring them from accessing funds from the Police Federation to do so. This following…

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49 killed at mosques in ‘one of New Zealand’s darkest days’

Gleaner on March 16th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP): At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying, live video by an immigrant-hating white supremacist wielding at least…

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Clarke: Let local gov’t handle $1b housing project

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A local official aligned to the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has suggested that the Government’s proposed $1-billion social housing programme should not be led by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC). Instead, Lee Clarke…

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Travel surge into Kingston - Visitors stuff hotels, Airbnbs; Buju ticket sales soar

Gleaner on March 16th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica’s former ambassador to the United States, Dr Richard Bernal, was frantically trying to get on a flight from Washington, DC, to Kingston this week, but the normally simple task proved difficult. He was forced to push back his travel by a…

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