Alexis chasing Dunn in St Mary South East

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As new poll results emerge about electoral fortunes in St Mary South East, the door is closing on the People’s National Party as it seeks to snatch enough seats for an upset over the ruling Jamaica Labour Party. A Gleaner-commissioned Don Anderson…

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245 new COVID cases; four inmates positive, too - Mask wearing not mandatory for prisoners

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Even as four inmates and one correctional officer from the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in Kingston have tested positive for COVID-19, the Government will not relent from its stance against the release of low-risk detainees in high-density prisons…

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St Thomas voters tired of empty promises

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Political apathy is rife in St Thomas Eastern, a seat the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP’s) Dr Michelle Charles is seeking to wrest from the People’s National Party’s (PNP’s) self-styled ‘Six-Star General’, Dr Fenton Ferguson, who has held power since…

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#JaVotes2020 | COVID positive electors to be allowed to vote

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The Government has released new protocol which will allow for COVID positive people in isolation to go out to vote in the special services poll today or during Thursday’s general election on September 3. Members of the security forces and…

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All politics is local, says veteran Ferguson

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Dr Fenton Ferguson is banking on what he described as his “worth and work” to keep him as the people’s choice in St Thomas Eastern come election day, Thursday, September 3. Boasting a non-partisan approach, the incumbent said his character was…

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Mrs Holness, ‘Yuh can come back and say thanks’ - Residents of forgotten community plead for better roads

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Residents of Somerset district in St Andrew East Rural said, in mid-August, that the last time they saw their member of parliament, Juliet Holness, was during her campaign for the seat in the 2016 general election. From deplorable roads to no…

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Not a Dunn deal - Rival supporters differ on Alexis’ chances of St Mary South East upset

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Supporters of the People’s National Party (PNP) in St Mary South East are upbeat about their candidate’s chances in Thursday’s general election and are pointing to an upset win over the incumbent Dr Norman Dunn of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Dr…

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One more COVID death, record 245 new cases in a day

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Jamaica today recorded another COVID death pushing the tally to 21. Meanwhile, there was a record 245 new cases increasing the total to 2,357. There are now 1,374 active cases including 14 moderately ill and four critical with 85 people currently…

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Five cases of COVID at Horizon Adult Remand Centre

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Five cases of COVID have been confirmed at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in St Andrew. The patients include inmates and correctional officers. Matthew Samuda, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security confirmed that…

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LAST LAP - PNP, JLP confident as voting starts tomorrow

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The cookie crumbles this week. After weeks of campaigning in unprecedented circumstances under the cloud of a deadly pandemic, voters will begin casting ballots in the island’s 18th general election tomorrow before final polling on Thursday. Andrew…

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