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Charles Sr quitting - Veteran politician stepping down as Speaker, MP shortly

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After decades of contribution to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and country, veteran politician, trade unionist, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pearnel Patroe Charles, will be relinquishing the gavel within weeks, bringing the…

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Paulwell: PNP survey has us winning next general election

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Despite the damning results of an RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll, which found that the majority of Jamaicans viewed the People’s National Party (PNP) unfavourably, Vice-President Phillip Paulwell has contended that the party’s own…

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American found dead in MoBay hotel room - Bloodied body had multiple stab wounds

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Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer WESTERN BUREAU: An American visitor has become the latest murder victim in western Jamaica after his body, with multiple stab wounds, was found inside a hotel room in Montego Bay yesterday. Investigators attached to…

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Virus prep bill a moving target –Tufton

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There is no price tag yet for Jamaica’s preparation for the deadly novel coronavirus, but Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that based on the history in other countries, technocrats have been modelling the extent to which the…

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Cornwall renovation rework caused missed deadlines, says Tufton

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says rescoping works are to blame for the several missed deadlines to wind up construction in reconfiguring the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James. The 400-bed hospital was partially taken offline in 2018…

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‘We can’t fight fire with fire’ - MOE official blames tolerance of violent culture for spike in school attacks

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WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s long-term tolerance of a culture of violence is to blame for the recent wave of student-centred violence in schools, Richard Troupe, the acting director of the Ministry of Education’s Safety and Security Unit, has said….

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Tapia slams Mottley for calling US CARICOM bully

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Donald Tapia, United States (US) ambassador to Jamaica, has dismissed an accusation by CARICOM Chairman and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley that the North American superpower is attempting to split the 15-member regional bloc. In January, US…

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Caricel bosses perplexed at being named persons of interest

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The principals of Symbiote Investments, the operators of Caricel, have expressed shock that they and four other business partners have been listed as persons of interest by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Investigations Branch. C-…

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Poll: Half of J’cans approve of Holness’ performance

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The parliamentary Opposition’s decision to preach about corruption and scandal in the Holness administration has begun to wear thin on electors and accounts for the bounce in public opinion for the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as reflected…

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Gov’t to impose stricter telecoms service rules

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New rules are coming to govern standards by players in the telecoms sector in the wake of complaints by customers about poor service, including dropped calls and difficulties making calls across networks. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology…

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