Veteran party agent recalls 1980 Labourite win

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Even though four decades have passed, Joy Nelson remembers the Jamaica Labour Party’s victory in the 1980 general election like it was yesterday. Nelson, 59, has worked in various roles, including as runner and outdoor agent in East Portland. But…

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SHOWDOWN - Vaz, Crawford go down to the wire in East Portland by-election

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Today’s high-stakes by-election in East Portland could cause tremors as pundits and party officials will judge whether the result could be a weathervane of the political fortunes of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party and the Opposition People’s…

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Uchence Wilson Gang Trial | Witness accused of telling ‘fanciful, fantastic lies’

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A 38-year-old former taxi operator was yesterday accused of using media reports to formulate his evidence to the court, as the trial for reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 23 alleged cronies continued at the…

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Calabar makes apologetic trek to KC - Head boy, acting principal condemn anti-gay chants

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In an attempt to salvage pride following anti-gay chants aimed at Kingston College (KC), which were captured on video, Calabar High head boy Andre McKenzie and seven other students trekked from Red Hills Road to North Street yesterday to officially…

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Manley memories drive PNP worker to bring out the vote

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LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, East Portland: Passionate about her role as assistant cluster manager, Tashana Watson, who hails from Lighthouse Road, a depressed community in East Portland, said she is inspired by nostalgia and her loyalty to the People’s…

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Ramharrack’s salary higher than reported

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Yet another figure has emerged as the total salary package for former Petrojam human resource manager Yolande Ramharrack. New documents presented to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Tuesday indicate that Ramharrack’s annual…

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Caricel cites conspiracy in licence revocation

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Principals of embattled firm Caricel Jamaica have labelled the Government’s revocation of operations licences as tantamount to a conspiracy aimed at preventing the start-up company from providing direct competition to “incumbent foreign-owned…

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7,000 J’cans to cash in on £200m Windrush payouts

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Even though more than 7,000 native or descended Jamaicans may be beneficiaries of a portion of the £200 million Windrush Compensation Scheme, the British high commissioner here has urged against focusing on monetising the trauma of the thousands of…

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#EastPortlandBattle | The Latest: Ann-Marie Vaz revels in by-election win

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Jamaica Labour Party political newcomer Ann-Marie Vaz has beaten the People’s National Party’s Damion Crawford to wrest the Portland Eastern seat from the Comrades after a 30-year dominance.

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#EastPortlandBattle | Not true: PNP condemns letter claiming Peter Phillips has resigned

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The People’s National Party (PNP) has released a statement condemning a fraudulent letter being circulated on social media purportedly announcing the resignation of Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips. According to the PNP, it is a blatant act…

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