GOD SQUAD - Party full of pastors to challenge JLP, PNP

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ALMOST 80 per cent of the candidates who have formed Jamaica’s newest political party are pastors, and the man behind the movement is confident that they will win the next general election. The recently formed Jamaica Progressive Party (JPP) says…

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Saharan dust warning for Jamaicans - Persons with respiratory illnesses urged to take cover

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JAMAICANS PRONE to respiratory illnesses have been warned to take precautions as swathes of the country become covered with the hazy Saharan dust. The phenomenon is expected to be concentrated in the island for the next three days. Several times…

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Are the police special? - JFJ puts pressure on Gov’t to give INDECOM prosecutorial powers

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THERE IS growing pressure on the Government to give the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) prosecutorial powers as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has been blamed for being too slow or ineffective in securing…

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Beaten black and blue - Mentally ill inmate blamed for attack on 50-year prisoner

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Another mentally ill inmate has been blamed for the weekend attack on George Williams, the elderly man languishing in Jamaica’s prison system for almost five decades without a trial. The accused inmate, sources revealed, is among scores of mentally…

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Nation should pause to salute fallen officers – Rowe - Colleagues hail slain cops as special, full of love

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JAMAICA POLICE Federation Chairman Sergeant Patrae Rowe is calling on the Government to pay tribute to the two officers who lost their lives in an early-morning operation in Horizon Park, St Catherine, earlier this month and to ensure their…

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Relief coming for Old Harbour firefighters, says McKenzie

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THE TECHNICAL Services Division of the Ministry of Local Government is reviewing plans submitted by the Jamaica Fire Brigade for the construction of a fire station on lands it owns near to the Old Harbour town centre in St Catherine. This was…

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Taxi protest sputters, leaving Newman in smoke

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A WEEK after laying down an ultimatum to shut down the transport sector if a fare hike was not granted, bus and taxi lobbyist Egeton Newman’s bombast spat and sputtered before engaging first gear. Newman, president of the Transport Operators…

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Dicey juggle for Campbell

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THE APPOINTMENT of Leslie Campbell as minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation might represent a gift to a Holness loyalist, says political commentator Dr Christopher Charles. Yesterday, Jamaica House said that…

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MoBay Bypass could cause flooding, environmentalist warns

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Environmentalist Diana McCaulay is concerned about aspects of the Environment Impact Assessment report for the proposed Montego Bay Bypass suggesting that the construction could result in flooding in the western city.

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Scrap metal exporters must now apply online for permits

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Scrap metal exporters are now required to register online through the Trade Board’s Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT) portal to obtain permits. The portal may be accessed at www.jswift.gov.jm. The move became effective on Monday, June…

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