Phillips reappoints Dayton Campbell to shadow cabinet

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Dr Dayton Campbell is back in the Opposition Shadow Cabinet. People’s National Party (PNP) President and Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips today announced that Campbell has been appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister…

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Couple murdered execution-style in St Andrew South Police Division

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Crime scene investigators were this morning searching for more clues into last night’s execution-style murder of a man and his female companion. They were killed in the yard of their Ricketts Crescent home in the St Andrew South Police Division.

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2020 shaping up to start with possible below-normal rainfall – Met office

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Rainfall is likely to be near-normal to below-normal over the first three months of this year, which covers part of Jamaica’s traditional dry season. That’s the forecast for January to March by the Meteorological Service Division. The…

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Champagnie calls for mentorship programme for junior colleagues

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Nickoy Wilson, Gleaner Writer Attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie is calling for a formal mentorship programme to be established for newly-minted lawyers so as to help them become better acquainted with key legislations, particularly those related to…

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‘We can’t live like thiS’ - Residents of Mountain View Avenue communities want peace

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Except for a Rottweiler that stood inside its master’s gate, there were no other signs of life when the news team visited Byron Road, off Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew, yesterday. Doors and windows of homes and small businesses were sealed…

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Ganja farmers want a break

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Some ganja farmers in western Jamaica are blaming a government programme geared at preventing illegal cannabis cultivation of destroying their livelihoods. The farmers, who claim to employ up to 300 people to reap ganja, at a rate of $5,000 per…

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‘I am so sorry’ - Man who used child as human shield regrets his actions

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Ian, the man who was allegedly shot by the police early January 1 after he wielded a machete at them, is apologising to the parents of the child who he used as a human shield during the encounter. The 38-year-old juice and snack vendor said he…

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Woman finds Anansi in food

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A St Catherine woman who decided to dine at a Chinese restaurant in the parish last month was left with an unpleasant taste in her mouth when she discovered that her meal was complemented with three spiders. Joy Brown* said that she was working…

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News On The Go

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Two arrested in murder probe Two men have been charged in connection with the murder of two men on Olympic Way in Kingston 11 last October. Leroy Burrell, 24, otherwise called, ‘Demar Minto’ and ‘Calibre’, a fisherman of no-fixed address, has been…

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Cabinet goes paperless

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Cabinet on Monday transitioned to a paperless system. All ministers received secure laptops to facilitate the electronic upload and dissemination of confidential Cabinet papers at the first sitting for 2020. This system, which was announced by…

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