Load next election with referendum votes, PM urged - Ballot on CCJ, buggery, removing Queen suggested for next polls

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Jamaicans should be asked to settle issues mooted for several years via referendum at the next general election, among them the repeal of the buggery law and the future of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), according to legal and political…

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‘UNFAIR’ - Mother of 7-year-old killed in freak garbage truck incident wants Gov’t to cover all funeral costs

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Church is one of the few places Japhene Campbell feels at ease long enough to smile since her seven-year-old son was crushed by a garbage truck at Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston three weeks ago. However, yesterday’s service at the…

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Nat’l vote on gay rights gets a ‘No’ - Pro-, anti-homosexual advocates find common ground

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Anti-gay rights advocate Dr Wayne West and Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-Sexual and Gays (J-FLAG) executive director Jaevion Nelson have found common ground in discussion around the repeal of the buggery law, both stating unequivocally that it…

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EOJ competent, capable, ready for referendum - Elections body can handle both simultaneously – Brown

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Jamaica’s elections boss, Glasspole Brown, says the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is competent, capable and ready to handle national elections as well as a referendum on any issue should the government decide on simultaneously having both….

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Tourism going right for Jamaica – Allen

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Western Bureau: Gary Allen, chief executive officer (CEO) of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, says that tourism is one of the things currently going right with Jamaica and, as such, the media communications group is delighted to help in the…

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Transport Centre cleaning bill contract raised eyebrows - Cleaning and maintenance contractor being sought

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The Transport Authority (TA), which has management responsibility for the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre in St Andrew, is currently reviewing contract proposals from individuals seeking to provide general cleaning services at the facility. Robert…

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Half-Way Tree Transport Centre losing its shine - Once pristine building buried in dust, soot

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Built on loan and grant funding from the Belgian government, the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre, which opened its doors in 2008, is more than just a bus park. It’s a recreation ground of sorts, a meeting place, and trafficked by more than 100,…

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Port Authority dismisses UWI dept’s call for more Port Royal consultation

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The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), is rebuffing criticisms coming from some quarters over the massive development in Port Royal aimed at reeling in millions of the tourists per year as the Government seeks to position Kingston as a prime…

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Hospitality Jamaica awards recognise Bartlett as pioneer - Tourism minister receives prestigious RJRGLEANER honour

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Western Bureau: Flamboyant Tourism Minster Edmund Bartlett emerged as the brightest star among the galaxy of high achievers at Friday night’s glitzy RJRGLEANER Communication Groups Hospitality Jamaica 2019 Awards when he was presented with the…

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Oran Hall | Investing in the Jamaican stock market from overseas

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QUESTION: How can one living in Connecticut, USA, buy shares on the Jamaican stock market? – Astley FINANCIAL ADVISER: There are two courses open to you: trading by relating directly to a stock broker and trading online, a facility offered…

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