Phillips backs 2-in-1 election - PNP president says he’ll consult with party membership

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PEOPLE’S NATIONAL Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips has endorsed the holding of general and local government elections on the same ballot, a proposal that would cause a seismic shift to the process of voting in Jamaica since universal adult…

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Diaspora demands answers about police shooting of unarmed Jamaican in New Jersey - Outrage over shooting of unarmed Jamaican in New Jersey

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JAMAICAN COMMUNITY leaders in the Northeast Diaspora area are demanding answers from the New Jersey District Attorney General’s Office and the New Jersey State Police about the circumstances surrounding the killing of Maurice Gordon by a New Jersey…

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One leader! - Bunting ally Golding rallies support around Phillips

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THERE IS now no dispute over the leadership of the 81-year-old People’s National Party (PNP), declared Mark Golding, the St Andrew South member of parliament, who, along with 14 of his parliamentary colleagues, signed a letter recently demanding a…

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British say Holness poured cold water on prison offer

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PRIME MINISTER Andrew Holness told the British high commissioner to Jamaica in August 2017 that his Government “would not take forward” the United Kingdom’s offer to help build a prison here, in the latest twist to the saga of who rejected the…

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Senior students head back to classrooms under ‘new normal’

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BRIDGEPORT HIGH School 11th-grader Tianna Fisher was not perturbed by new stipulations demanding physical distancing amid the partial reopening of secondary schools across the island yesterday. More than 150 high schools were scheduled to reopen…

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One more imported COVID case pushes tally to 599, recoveries remain at 405

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A 63-year-old woman from St Elizabeth, who recently arrived from New York, today tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 599. According to the Health Ministry, two of the patients are critically ill. Meanwhile…

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Phillips rakes Gov’t on public-health, economy balance

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OPPOSITION LEADER Dr Peter Phillips has knocked the Andrew Holness administration’s handling of the reopening of some sectors of the Jamaican economy, charging that it has not found the right balance. “We obviously can’t stay at home forever, but…

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Brothers seek funding to complete Jamaican video game

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Arlinton is a 13-year-old boy who lost his parents in a car accident and now lives with his grandmother, Cherry. He performs jobs around his Portland community to help support his household and keep the environment clean while staying out of the…

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Nothing illegal… Mayor defends charging station for his Porsche being used for ‘government work’

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Embattled St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis has said there was nothing illegal in using taxpayers’ money to pay for a charging port for his Porsche motorcar he claims is being used for government work.

 

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Flow ready for active hurricane season

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Telecommunications firm C&W Communications, which operates Flow, says it is implementing comprehensive measures for the current hurricane season. Forecasters have predicted that the five-month season, which began on June 1, will be more active…

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