Election not on my mind, says Holness - PM says he is focusing on economic recovery

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Annotto Bay, St Mary Brushing aside increased speculation in recent times that a general election could be on the horizon, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that restoring the economy and ensuring that people regain employment are high on his…

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Belnavis in a bind - 10 JLP councillors ask mayor to resign

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Michael Belnavis, the mayor and chairman of the St Ann’s Bay Municipal Corporation, is faced with a decision to relinquish his position or could possibly be unceremoniously toppled from his high seat. With a no-confidence motion from five People’…

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Mentally ill man gets bail after 20 years behind bars

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Western Bureau: Forty-nine-year-old Abraham Lawrence, one of several mentally challenged persons, who had been locked away in state custody for two decades, was granted bail in the St Elizabeth Parish Court in Black River yesterday. Lawrence,…

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INDECOM probing shooting of man, soldier in August Town

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Residents of Bedward Crescent in August Town, St Andrew, yesterday accused members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) of shooting one of their neighbours while he was watering his plants at around 9:45 Thursday night. The residents also complained…

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Women farmers get creative amid drought

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Hard-hit by the drought and the COVID-19 pandemic, some rural women have resorted to planting more drought-resistant crops in an effort to continue eking out a living in the male-dominated field. According to president of the Jamaica Network of…

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Main witness recalled in King Valley Gang trial

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Attorney-at-law Everton Bird was yesterday granted permission to have the main witness recalled to be cross-examined on new inconsistencies which he discovered during the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang trial. The attorney got the go-ahead…

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MBJ Airports donates equipment worth $3m to hospital

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The Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) has received $3 million worth of equipment from MBJ Airports Limited (MBJ). Shane Munroe, chief executive officer of the MBJ, presented the beds to Dr Derrick Harvey, senior medical officer of the CRH, on…

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Twelve parishes benefit from Temple of Restoration goodwill

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Western Bureau: It is a massive show of goodwill. The Temple of Restoration Ministries, based in Brooklyn, New York, has been delivering care packages to the nation’s most needy across 12 parishes over the past eight weeks, which they hope is…

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HOPE to the rescue - Sisters living in squalor get new houses

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Annotto Bay, St Mary: Three sisters, along with a combined total of 12 children, who were living in squalor, are now the recipients of the Tenement Upgrade housing development project in Annotto Bay, St Mary, which is part of the Government’s…

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Greenwich Town sisters arrested on gun charges awaiting court date

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Two Greenwich Town, St Andrew sisters arrested and charged with firearm offences a week ago are still awaiting a date to appear in court. The St Andrew Southern community was on Wednesday declared a Zone of Special Operation amid increased gun…

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