PNP, JLP ready to cross swords as Spencer bids goodbye

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Hours before Rudyard Spencer announced his resignation as member of parliament for Clarendon South East last night, canvassers for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) expressed confidence about the readiness of…

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Party poopers - MP chastises cops for shutting down wakes, entertainment events

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Declaring that the leadership of the Old Harbour police subdivision was only effective at shutting down “birthday parties and set-ups”, controversial St Catherine South West Member of Parliament (MP) Everald Warmington yesterday criticised the…

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Hope Pastures on their own, says JPS attorney

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Queen’s Counsel Patrick Foster yesterday urged the Court of Appeal to uphold the ruling against Hope Pastures residents’ claim that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) was obligated to maintain an underground electricity network that has…

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Duncan Sutherland gears up for battle as Spencer resigns

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With a by-election looming in Clarendon South East in the aftermath of Member of Parliament Rudyard Spencer’s resignation in the House of Representatives last night, People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer Patricia Duncan Sutherland is…

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Wrecker racket - Operators accused of plundering pockets of poor, stealing revenue from Government

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The Government has signalled its intention to amend legislation governing the seizure of motor vehicles by wrecker operators in a bid to stamp out rampant corruption which has been cited as pillaging the poor and creaming off state revenue. The…

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Smartphone apps to boost mental health

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Approximately 40 per cent of Jamaicans are facing a mental disorder, according to data published by The University of the West Indies in 2011, but the stigma and discrimination that persist cause many to be coy about seeking professional help….

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Man accused of killing two Manchester women now in custody

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The man suspected of murdering two women as they slept at a house on Knowles Road, Mandeville, Manchester on Wednesday morning is now in custody. The suspect, who investigators say gained entry to the premises occupied by the deceased by removing…

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High level probe launched in Ackee Walk triple murder

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Residents of Ackee Walk, a community off Molynes Road in St Andrew this morning expressed shock and anger over the deadly attack in the area  that left three men dead and five others injured last night. According to reports, two vehicles with…

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Stocks Round Up | JSE Combined Index declines

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The JSE Combined Index declined on Wednesday with an advance/decline ratio of 21/49. The combined index declined by 5,820.16 points to close at 479,160.7 points and the JSE Index declined by 6,069.73 points (1.23  per cent) to close at 485,719…

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Gas prices down $0.05, diesel down $2.78

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Gas prices are to go down by $0.05 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $121.70 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $124.53. Meanwhile, automotive diesel will move down by $2.78 to sell for $…

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