Spanish Town mayor wants to replace Daley as PNP region four chairman

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The hierarchy of the People’s National Party (PNP) has intervened in a growing rift in St Catherine Eastern between member of parliament Denise Daley and Spanish Town mayor Norman Scott. Scott, who is also the councillor for the…

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‘My son’s always been a leader’ - Jamaican mom proud of history-making black valedictorian at Princeton

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JAMAICAN DR Anita Brown-Johnson said yesterday that she was not shocked that her son Nicholas Johnson’s record of academic excellence paved the way for his history-making exploits as the first black valedictorian of Princeton University. Princeton…

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PM: Public-sector jobs safe for now, but economy vulnerable

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WHILE INDICATING that the Government is not contemplating laying off public-sector workers owing to the impact of COVID-19, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warned that if the country’s economy does not change gears and accelerate towards near…

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High spirits! - Alcohol interests say cheers as Gov’t loosens COVID ban on bars

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BAR OPERATORS have been given a reprieve as the Holness administration prepares to loosen the strictures which have for two months kept the doors of saloons shuttered. Operators of Jamaica’s 10,000 registered bars will be allowed to accept up to…

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PORK POT SAFE - Senior glad after receiving COVID compassionate grant

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Sixty-three-year-old Claudette Biggs of Board Villa in Kingston was all smiles yesterday and it wasn’t because of how she spent Mother’s Day on Sunday with family and a scrumptious meal prepared by her granddaughter. Her joy, she told The Gleaner,…

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Gov’t against July CXC exams

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THE JAMAICAN Government has parted company with its Caribbean counterparts on a July date to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination tests. Minister with responsibility for education,…

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Robbery mastermind, crony killed in MoBay gunfight

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WESTERN BUREAU: THE ALLEGED mastermind behind a spate of robberies across western Jamaica was killed after he and his cronies reportedly engaged the security forces in a blazing gun battle after yet another multimillion-dollar heist in Montego Bay…

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Digital arts operator holds animation training online

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WESTERN BUREAU: David Martin is staging online workshops to help persons learn a new skill in animation and the digital arts as they spend more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Martin, a Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)…

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JDF probing Bray Street shooting

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An internal investigation is being conducted by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) into the shooting of two persons, one fatally, allegedly by a soldier on Bray Street in Kingston. There has been outcry in the community following the incident…

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Black Hill main road in Portland to be closed

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The Black Hill main road in Portland will be closed. The closure, which will start tomorrow, May 13 at 6:00 p.m., is to facilitate the laying of a HDPE pipe culvert across the roadway as part of a rehabilitation and drainage improvement project…

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