Undecided, unknown stand firm in PNP leadership race - One PNP welcomes women support

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Four People’s National Party (PNP) members of parliament (MP) have remained firmly on the undecided fence, opting not to offer public support for either of the two presidential candidates seeking to lead the party in the September 7 elections. The…

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‘We’ll publish when we’re finished’ - No timeline for release of PM’s statutory declarations, says Integrity Commission

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The Integrity Commission has indicated that it has set no timeline by which the summary of the statutory declarations for Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be gazetted despite his publicly expressed desire to see a resolution before the end of…

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Provisions of PNP Code of Conduct

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Comrades have been asked to uphold several rules of engagement for the leadership elections in September. Among the rules given are that they should avoid personal attacks on all other candidates, their teams and supporters; refrain from seeking…

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‘Political manure’ - Social media behaviour forces PNP rules of engagement review Online behaviour forces PNP rules of engagement review

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Well into the throes of its leadership election and under the glare of media, the behaviour of People’s National Party (PNP) supporters has forced the party to revise the existing rules of engagement that govern internal polls. Supporters of the…

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PNP caps presidential spend at $20m

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The People’s National Party (PNP) has told its leadership contenders that their total spend for the September 7 polls must not exceed $20 million, but party insiders say that the two camps have ‘flown that coop’ well before the nominations. Party…

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Change of mindset in care of elderly, says ageing expert

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Demanding a change in mindset, Professor Denise Eldemire-Shearer, director of the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre at The University of the West Indies, is describing as “cruelty” the way the elderly are being cared for by healthcare professionals…

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Damage control needed at Caribbean Maritime University

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Independent education consultant Esther Tyson believes that the Caribbean Maritime University’s (CMU) brand has suffered as a result of the revelations coming out of corruption investigations also involving former Minister of Education Ruel Reid…

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Thomas-Dodd sets new national and PanAm record to win shot put gold

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Rachid Parchment, Assistant Sports Editor LIMA, Peru: National women’s shot put record holder Danniel Thomas-Dodd is now also the Pan American Games record holder. Thomas-Dodd threw a distance of 19.55m, which is also a new national record,…

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623 new housing solutions for Portmore, St Catherine

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Construction is to begin by December on 623 new houses under the Shooter’s Hill Housing Development project in Portmore, St Catherine at a cost of $7 billion. This is being facilitated through a joint venture agreement between the Housing…

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$161M in assets, $15M in income…Holness’ statutory declaration now public

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The long-awaited statutory declaration of Prime Minister Andrew Holness shows that he and his family had an income of $15,569,477.41, assets totalling $161,254,055.89 and total liabilities of $22,218,182.61. They also declared US$8,125 in income, $…

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