Four more illegal guns seized in St James

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The St James police have removed four illegal weapons from the streets of the western parish in the past 48 hours. The weapons include an assault rifle. Only two weeks ago, a police-military team recovered four high-powered rifles in Salt Spring.

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VAZLAND - ‘Action Ann’ sweeps to historic East Portland by-election victory

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A tremor felt by about 9 p.m. on the streets of Port Antonio marked a tectonic shift in the political landscape of East Portland as Ann-Marie Vaz of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) engineered a massive victory in a seat that was held by the People’s…

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Ombudsman to probe vote-buying charges

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Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown is investigating what she has called credible allegations of vote-buying in yesterday’s high-stakes Eastern Portland by-election. Parchment Brown told The Gleaner that the police would be investigating the…

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PNP must go back to the drawing board – pundits - Commentators say opposition party lacked focus in East Portland campaign

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Political analysts have criticised the strategy employed by the People’s National Party (PNP) in the campaign for yesterday’s keenly watched East Portland by-election, contending that the party lacks the focus needed to be successful at the polls….

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Holness urges electors islandwide to snub ‘arrogant’ PNP

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Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness poured scorn on People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips last night for comments he made on the campaign trail in a seat which has been good hunting ground for the opposition party….

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Crawford ‘hurt massively’ in defeat

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Casting himself as the victim of character assassination, defeated People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for East Portland, Damion Crawford, was left devastated yesterday by a stinging 306-vote loss to Member of Parliament-elect Ann-Marie Vaz of…

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East Portland businesses bask in ‘crazy money’

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Boston, Portland: Labourites and Comrades descended on Boston, the home of jerk, in droves yesterday as the high-stakes East Portland battle came to a climax. Several vendors enjoyed good sales as party supporters turned up in large numbers, making…

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‘It’s a new dawn’ - Labourites celebrate breaking 30-year PNP spell

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Port Antonio, Portland: Vuvuzuelas blared in the northeastern seaside town of Port Antonio last night as Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters celebrated snapping the People’s National Party (PNP) 30-year reign in East Portland. As soon as it…

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Uchence Wilson Gang Trial | Witness says Wilson’s girlfriend threatened him after arrest

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As a former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang was pressed by defence attorneys yesterday, he revealed that accused Shantol Gordon made threatening calls to him after the reputed gang leader was arrested in 2017. Gordon is said to have been Wilson…

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West Kings House, Constant Spring Road intersection to be closed this weekend

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The National Works Agency (NWA) will be closing the Constant Spring /West Kings House Road intersection from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 until 1:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8. The closure is to allow the National Water Commission (NWC) to lower…

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