Reid out of NW St Ann - Embattled ex-minister to step down as JLP caretaker

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Discarded Education Minister Ruel Reid has pulled the plug on his foray into representational politics, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has revealed. Further, JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang has disclosed that his party, which forms the…

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Cops working to protect MoBay’s Chinese business operators

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WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Vernon Ellis, commanding officer for St James, has moved to assure members of the local Chinese business community in the western parish that the security forces are working to ensure that the commercial environment…

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Caricel to keep fighting

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A shutdown is looming for telecommunications company Caricel, potentially affecting its reported 15,000-client base, following a ruling by Jamaica’s second highest court but the company said it will continue the fight to have the licences restored…

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No hanky-panky on Thursday, warn by-election observers

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The leaders of the joint observer team for Thursday’s by-election in East Portland have declared that any breaches of the electoral process will be reported and the necessary action taken by the relevant authorities. Citizens Action for Fair and…

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Fresh call to address high crime rate in Second City

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Montego Bay business community is appealing to the Government and the leadership of the security forces to move swiftly to address the high levels of lawlessness in St James. “The chamber must once again appeal to the Government…

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Western Children’s Hospital construction starts June

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WESTERN BUREAU: Errol Greene, regional director of the Western Regional Health Authority, said construction of the long-awaited Western Children’s Hospital, which will be located in Montego Bay, is scheduled to begin in June and is expected to be…

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‘He was not just a guard’ - Grange Hill High mourns death of security officer stabbed at school

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Western Bureau: As sad as he was when his father died, Grange Hill High School’s principal Errol Stewart, was composed enough not to cry. However, he could not contain the tears that flowed last Friday when the school’s well-loved security guard,…

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Ja remains major source of drug trafficking, says US

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Jamaica remains the largest Caribbean source country of marijuana and a significant transit point for cocaine trafficked from South America to North America and other international markets. Further, traffickers export Jamaica-grown marijuana to…

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Gangsters raped girl after target fled house naked, court hears

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Defence attorneys are this morning expected to carry out their cross-examination of the Crown’s second witness, who is said to be a former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang which allegedly carried out several robberies and other crimes across at…

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Tensions mount over polling station location

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Port Antonio, Portland: Tempers flared among People’s National Party (PNP) supporters yesterday after it was revealed that a polling station, which is in proximity to its constituency office at Smatt Road in Port Antonio, Portland, was illegally…

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