No easy road to JLP victory - Infrastructure projects alone won’t secure election win for ruling party, says Bunting

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Though the Andrew Holness administration has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure development, primarily roadwork in the Corporate Area, People’s National Party (PNP) leadership aspirant Peter Bunting has declared this will not…

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Melhado is new Sagicor Group chairman

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Investment banker Peter Melhado has been appointed chairman of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, effective July 2, 2019. The announcement was made yesterday during a special meeting of directors of the company. Melhado succeeds Richard Byles, who was…

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Senior cops shuffled

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The Police High Command yesterday reassigned several divisional heads, among them Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vendolyn Cameron-Powell, whose tenure in the gritty Clarendon Division has come under scrutiny. Cameron-Powell, who had served…

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Hoteliers body wants tax on Airbnb operators

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Western Bureau: Owners and operators of Airbnb properties should be asked to pay hotel accommodation tax, according to Omar Robinson, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), who is arguing that that’s the case in other…

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‘Misplaced priority’ - Bunting urges focus on building JCF over JDF in plans to tackle crime

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Government’s push to increase the numbers within the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is being described by People’s National Party (PNP) leadership aspirant Peter Bunting as the wrong focus in its bid to tamp down the island’s crime scourge. “I think…

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Bunting bats for holistic approach to fighting crime

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Aspirant to the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP), Peter Bunting, who in 2013 as national security minister called for “divine intervention” to curb Jamaica’s bloody crime rate, has promised better results if he wins the next general…

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Name road for Roger … Municipal corporation wants Clarke, not Sir Clifford, to receive honour

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Western Bureau: The Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) has given a thumbs down to a proposal to name the new Mackfield to Ferris main road for Jamaica’s first native governor general, Sir Clifford Campbell, arguing instead for late…

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Accused gang members freed, eager to reunite with family

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Junior Rose, one of two men formerly accused of being members of the Uchence Wilson gang, said he felt vindicated after being freed yesterday, nearly two years after being put behind bars. The men were released after prosecutors said they had no…

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Kingston records highest increase in major crimes

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The parish of Kingston has recorded the highest rate of increase in major crimes since the start of the year, according to latest figures from the Jamaica Constabulary Force. The statistics show that from January 1 to June 29, the three…

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Holness off to CARICOM meeting in St Lucia

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness left Jamaica on Tuesday afternoon to attend the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government meeting in St Lucia.The meeting will run from July 3 to 5.Jamaica House says the CARICOM Heads are expected to discuss…

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