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Housen rips ‘lazy’ PNP - Former standard bearer breaks silence on resignation from key seat; warns sloth among second-tier leaders a threat to party hopes

Gleaner on October 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Jennifer Housen, who had backed Peter Bunting in a losing effort to wrest the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP) from Dr Peter Phillips, is claiming that forces bent on sabotaging her were enabled by the party hierarchy ahead of her…

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Starved for cash - Public libraries limping on meagre budget

Gleaner on October 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

There are some 116 libraries across Jamaica and the Public Library Network receives less than a 10th of the budget needed to sustain them. As a result, many of the commonly regarded ‘poor man’s universities’ have been falling into disrepair while…

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Document Danger - Upcoming generations might never access documents deemed worthless

Gleaner on October 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Documents, including those that disclose government actions that affect the lives of the population over many years, may be lost to another generation if they are declared of no legal, cultural or administrative value after review by the Archives…

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Kanye’s Sunday Service website pulls Jamaica-branded apparel - Grange says Gov’t was never asked for permission to commercialise nat’l emblems, Crawford OK with West cashing in on Emancipation Park performance

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As concerns mounted throughout yesterday over American rapper Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir’s improper use of Jamaica’s national symbols and emblems on apparel being sold on its website, Culture Minister Olivia Grange last night said she had…

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Prison horror - Former inmate bemoans conditions ‘not even animals live in’

Gleaner on October 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

A former inmate, who claims to have suffered inhumane and degrading treatment while he waited for four years behind bars for his appeal to be heard, wants drastic steps to be taken to remedy some of the deplorable conditions in local prisons. The…

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Libraries still relevant

Gleaner on October 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

With visits to public libraries islandwide being in excess of 2.1 million in the last year, and even more accessing their services offsite, library officials are confident they will continue to remain relevant, despite increasing access to digital…

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National honourees prepare for big day tomorrow

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Gleaner printery assistant Clive Evans spent much of Saturday rehearsing and readying his attire for the National Honours and Awards Ceremony to be held at King’s House in St Andrew tomorrow. Evans will be saluted for his service to the sport of…

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Milennials struggling to survive on low-paying jobs

Gleaner on October 20th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Thirty-two-year-old Fabian Dixon* would love to have children and own his own house one day, but earning less than $1 million annually has shattered, for him, the prospects of these dreams being realised in his near future. The library assistant…

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On the Corner with EPOC | South St Andrew resident wants persons grilled by House before taking public office

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Government appointees to nationally important positions must be subjected to questions about integrity by a committee of Parliament before they are confirmed in the post, in order to kick-start the process of detachment from corrupt practices. That…

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On the Corner with EPOC | EPOC chairman vows to continue giving communities a voice

Gleaner on October 20th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Rave reviews for the Government’s handling of the country’s economic programme, locally and internationally, and commendations from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) aside, chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Keith…

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