Long walk home - Deportee recalls trek from Norman Manley to Old Harbour on arrival from United States

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Damion Rose laughed hard as his neighbours jeered him last Friday, the scene a stark contrast to the day he arrived home after walking 37 miles from the Norman Manley International Airport to Old Harbour in St Catherine, following his deportation…

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Charles emotional over imminent swearing-in - House Speaker looking forward to historic father-son political moment

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Big men are not supposed to cry but Pearnel Charles Sr came close last Wednesday, hours after his son and namesake was nominated as the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) candidate for Clarendon South East ahead of the March 2 by-election. Barring a yet-…

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Scarred - Domestic abuse victim trying to rebuild life after traumatic, bloody ordeal

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Twenty-four-year-old Shamarie Williams does not know if she will be able to foster an intimate relationship with a man again. Not after Mark Riley, the father of her six-year-old son, attacked her with a machete while she slept before setting their…

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Corruption laws must bite, say watchdogs - NIA, JAMP blame enforcement, accountability failures for perception that business interests control Jamaican governments

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The failure of successive administrations to simply enforce laws enacted to combat corruption has been held up as one of the reasons almost seven out of 10 Jamaicans believe their Government is run by powerful business interests. One such example,…

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… Lambert came close to winning seat in 2011

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Derrick Lambert came close to becoming only the second People’s National Party (PNP) candidate to represent Clarendon South East, a constituency which has already produced a prime minister. In 2011, he lost by 107 votes to incumbent Rudyard Spencer…

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Jesse James replaces Kari Douglas as PNP standard bearer for Trafalgar Division

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Scientist Jesse James has been announced as the new People’s National Party (PNP) standard bearer for the Trafalgar Division in St Andrew South East.James was presented a short while ago at a constituency conference in St Catherine East Central…

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Portmore to benefit from infrastructure upgrading

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The community of Portmore in St. Catherine will benefit from significant infrastructure improvement under the Greater Bernard Lodge Development Plan. Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job…

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Jackson says the best farmlands must remain in agriculture

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Member of Parliament for South St Catherine and chairman of the People’s National Party (PNP) Fitz Jackson, is stating categorically that lands leased by joint venture company Celestial Farms, from Sugar Company Holdings (SCJ) three months…

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Man upset he can’t bring cutout of Donald Trump to dialysis

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -  A Florida man undergoing kidney dialysis three times a week is upset that he can’t bring a life-sized cardboard cutout of President Donald Trump for emotional support. Nelson Gibson told WPBF that his family…

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Trinidadian elected president of Caribbean Hotel Association executives

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(Bahamas, CMC)  – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says that Trinidadian Brian Frontin has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE). For his 2020-2022…

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