‘One PNP’ three years in the making - Phillips’ sights set on being prime minister, wants to hand party over to youth

Gleaner on June 30th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

With his eyes sharply focused on sitting in Jamaica House as prime minister in the near future, Dr Peter Phillips is insisting that the People’s National Party (PNP) will not be derailed by the pending leadership challenge as it continues to…

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Painful three years - Bunting wants rise of sleepy, stubborn PNP

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According to Peter Bunting, for him personally, it has been a politically painful three years since his party’s 2016 general election defeat. Hence, he was forced to respond to the call from frustrated Comrades desperate for change and…

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Evolution of the male sex symbol in dancehall - From Shabba Ranks to Dexta Daps

Gleaner on June 30th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The dancehall has always been presented as the ultimate playground for sex. Sexually charged lyrics and intimate moments between artistes and fans on stage have ruled the dancehall sphere since the ‘90s. Rexton Gordon also known as Shabba Ranks,…

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‘Murderer, blood is on your shoulders’ - Samuel Martin remembered for inspiration, kindness

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Reverend Astor Carlyle, rector of Webster Memorial United Church in St Andrew, began his homily yesterday for the life of deceased lecturer and scholar Samuel Martin by chanting the lyrics of Buju Banton’s iconic single, Murderer. “Murderer, blood…

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Major health fear - NCDs cause spike in sales of critical-illness insurance

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The fear of being diagnosed with cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has triggered a shift in life insurance buying habits among Jamaicans, resulting in 25 per cent of new policies bought over the last three years falling in the…

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Cyber thieves run rampant - Jamaica suffering billions in losses from online crime

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Jamaica lost in excess of J$12 billion to cybercrime in 2016 alone, and, given evidence that Eastern European hackers are among those cashing in on this lucrative industry, Director of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency Colonel…

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Court relief - Chuck supports call to increase $1m cap for parish cases to ease pressure on rural J’cans

Gleaner on June 29th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: The call to increase the $1-million cap on claims brought to the parish courts to alleviate problems faced by some litigants in accessing the Kingston-based Supreme Court has won the support of Justice Minister Delroy Chuck. In a…

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J’can named next Bishop of Dover

Gleaner on June 29th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

London, England: Queen Elizabeth has approved the appointment of the Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the Jamaica-born chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons and Priest in Charge of St Mary-at-Hill, London, as the next Bishop of…

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Hanover cop accused of molesting 15-y-o fingered in ID parade

Gleaner on June 29th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A Hanover police constable recently taken into custody for allegedly sexually molesting a 15-year-old girl at the Lucea police headquarters was positively pointed out during an identification parade on Wednesday. The Gleaner was informed that the…

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Tufton: We’re building a brand new CRH

Gleaner on June 29th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday said that the ongoing $3.5-billion restoration work at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay must be seen as the construction of a brand-new hospital…

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