‘A true gentleman’ - Politicians salute Ken Baugh as former deputy PM passes

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Colleagues across the political divide yesterday saluted Dr Kenneth Baugh as a man whose stature transcended politics and who dedicated his life to uplifting his countrymen. The 78-year-old former deputy prime minister, member of parliament (MP)…

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Younis remembered as a real patriot

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Prominent businessman and philanthropist Sameer Younis passed away yesterday. Younis, who operated businesses in the capital for more than 50 years, was a champion for the redevelopment of downtown Kingston to restore it to the pride of place it…

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Thompson: Jamaica must remain alert for hurricanes

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As Hurricane Dorian ravaged The Bahamas yesterday, Evan Thompson, director of the Meteorological Service in Kingston, warned Jamaicans not to drop their guard as the storm season picks up steam. Speaking with The Gleaner, the veteran meteorologist…

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Mount Pleasant dismiss Duckie

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Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) team Mount Pleasant have reportedly terminated the contract of head coach Donovan Duckie, with immediate effect.  Duckie, who officially joined the team ahead of last season’s debut campaign in the top…

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UPDATE: Why Karl Harrison resigned as Integrity Commission boss

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“Highly confidential and personal.” That’s about all the resigned Integrity Commission chairman retired Justice Karl Harrison will say publicly about his reason for leaving the body.

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Education Ministry says schools had adequate water for new term

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The Ministry of Education says it’s confident that all schools had adequate water supply for the start of the new school year today. The Ministry says an audit of all schools affected by a lack of water across the island has been completed…

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Chesterfield Drive in St Andrew reopened by NWA

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The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that it has reversed its decision to permanently close Chesterfield Drive in St Andrew. The move was among changes announced by the NWA last week as part of its traffic management plan ahead of the start…

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Urgent need for oversight and review of operations at Integrity Commission - Phillips

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Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, is reiterating his call for the immediate establishment of the parliamentary oversight committee of the Integrity Commission as mandated by the Integrity Commission Act.  Phillips says this is an…

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JDF Coast Guard rescues fisherman in St Catherine

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The quick response of members of the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard helped to save the life of fisherman 47-year old, Devon Lee, who was found suffering from decompression sickness following a dive on Goat Island in St Catherine. The JDF is…

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Bob Marley’s son seeking New Jersey marijuana dispensary

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MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — The son of reggae legend Bob Marley and a Colorado firm have applied to open a medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey. NorthJersey.com reports that Rohan Marley and Colorado-based dispensary Lightshade…

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