‘Like a monster’ - Fate of hundreds of J’cans uncertain as Hurricane Dorian pummels The Bahamas; Florida battens down

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As Hurricane Dorian battered The Bahamas yesterday, leaving a trail of death and devastation in its wake, there was uncertainty about the fate of roughly 1,000 Jamaicans living in the badly devastated Abaco Islands. Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert…

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Calls mount for Integrity Commission review as chairman quits

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Anti-corruption campaigners are calling on legislators to immediately undertake a full review of the Integrity Commission Act following yesterday’s revelation that chairman of the anti-corruption watchdog, retired Court of Appeal judge, Justice…

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St James closes in on 100 murders

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After a weekend of brazen gun attacks that left four people dead, St James, one of three western parishes blanketed by a state of emergency, is close to recording 100 murders this year. One murder was recorded last Friday, one on Sunday and two…

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Phillips: Presidential election a fight for the soul of the PNP

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It was sold as an East Central St Andrew constituency conference, but it was more of a One PNP rally with almost all speakers on Sunday evening touting their support for Dr Peter Phillips, who is being challenged for the party’s presidency. With…

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Bunting’s Rise United looking for a blowout

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With just days to go before the delegates elect a president for the People’s National Party, the Peter Bunting-led Rise United team on Sunday tallied its numbers, declaring that it had majority support. A little under 3,000 delegates are eligible…

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100 EOJ workers for PNP polls

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The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will send a 100-member team of presiding officers and polling clerks to conduct Saturday’s People’s National Party (PNP) presidential polls at the National Arena. The EOJ – the country’s electoral directorate…

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West breathes sigh of relief as taxi drivers turn out

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WESTERN BUREAU: The new school year got off to a smooth start in western Jamaica yesterday as fears that a planned strike by taxi operators and issues such as a shortage of teachers would have created problems never materialised. Clayton Smith,…

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Cops to continue monitoring Corporate Area traffic all month

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The head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s traffic division has indicated that more cops than normal were on duty at major intersections across the Corporate Area to monitor the situation as the new school year got under way. Assistant…

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No glitches at Portland, St Mary schools

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Gleaner checks at a number of schools in Portland and St Mary yesterday revealed that the new academic year was off to a smooth start. There had been fears that the severe drought conditions could have impacted a number of institutions in the…

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All systems go at Ocho Rios, St Ann’s Bay primary schools

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St Ann schools seemed to have had a seamless resumption of classes yesterday as the new academic year got under way. Two of the top primary schools in the parish have reported a smooth start, with their principals saying there were no major issues…

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