One Peter! …Phillips turns screws on rivals to retain PNP crown

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Incumbent People’s National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips gave Peter Bunting a birthday beating yesterday, solidifying his position at the helm of the 81-year-old political party. This was not the gift Bunting expected for his 59th…

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Editors’ Forum | ‘Happy people don’t kill themselves’ … Experts believe happiness is the ultimate antidote to suicide

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Two hundred and forty Jamaicans attempted suicide in 2018, but experts are of the view that this number could be higher, as this is an area that is heavily under-reported. According to the Economic and Social Survey, these 240 patients were seen in…

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Bunting, Risers fall united … No joy for birthday boy

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Peter Murcott Bunting’s dream of becoming the People’s National Party (PNP) president and prime minister of Jamaica ended in a nightmare yesterday when his challenge was crushed by incumbent Dr Peter David Phillips by a narrow 76-vote margin….

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Hurricane Dorian Horror…Stench, sight of dead bodies linger in mind of first-time mom

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Twenty-nine-year-old dental student Brittney Dorsett wrestles by the second with painful flashbacks of four days of hurricane horror on the island of Abaco in north eastern Bahamas. For half of those days, she clung to her one-year-old son as they…

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Editors’ Forum | Addiction to social media, violent video games pushing children to suicide

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With children under 10 years old among those committing suicide, founder of Choose Life International, Dr Donovan Thomas, is calling on parents to be very vigilant of their children’s social-media usage. Apart from the addiction to social media,…

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Creativity was the order of the day

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Dancehall, soca and even some gospel music blared from the speakers of both the Rise United camp, led by Peter Bunting, and Dr Peter Phillips’ One PNP camp yesterday, as delegates were kept energised during the high-tension presidential election…

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UPDATE: ‘Giving the leader latitude’…Dayton explains his decision

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Member of Parliament for St Ann North West Dr Dayton Campbell has indicated that he resigned from the shadow cabinet to give People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips a free hand. “To give the leader the latitude to…

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‘Tantamount to a death sentence’…J’can man who helped to convict Dudus now fighting deportation

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An undocumented Jamaican man who helped United States (US) authorities convict drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke is now fighting to remain in the US, according to a report in the New York Daily News. The man has been identified in…

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St Elizabeth man charged for fatally stabbing businessman…one of four persons arrested for serious crimes

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A St Elizabeth man accused of stabbing a businessman to death is one of two persons who were arrested and charged with murder this week arising from separate incidents in three parishes. Two other men were also arrested and charged for illegal…

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Dayton walks…MP quit shadow cabinet after Bunting loss

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Dr Dayton Campbell has resigned from the shadow cabinet. The St Ann North West member of parliament, reportedly stepped down as opposition spokesman on health hours after Dr Peter Phillips defeated Central Manchester Member of Parliament…

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