PM reportedly tells JLP Central Executive election coming ’soon, soon’

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reportedly told members of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP’s) Central Executive that an election announcement will be made very soon. This has further heightened speculation that the announcement could be made…

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Barber shot, falls from third floor of plaza in Portmore

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A St Catherine barber has been rushed to hospital after receiving several shots then falling from the third floor of a plaza in Port Henderson, Portmore in the parish. The St Catherine South Police are now processing the scene. Shortly before 11 a….

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CALL IT, ANDREW - PM urged to hold polls in next 30 days as COVID could shift political tide soon

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Political watchers have theorised that if Prime Minister Andrew Holness fails to summon Jamaicans to the polls in the next 30 days, he could risk a wipeout of the political capital he has built up with recent polls showing his Jamaica Labour Party…

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Coronavirus could threaten voting rights

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Given the current upward movement in the number of cases of the coronavirus locally, there are concerns that some Jamaicans – possibly entire communities – could be under government health quarantine orders, restricting their movement and their…

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BLOODY HELL! - Victims, ex-cop reflect on 1980 election violence as they toast change in atmosphere

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Forty years on, Gregory Wilson* can vaguely recall the faces of two bus operators who kidnapped him after he naively boarded their vehicle decked out in a snazzy green shirt and green pants in the run-up to the 1980 general election. However,…

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Clunis hailed as a ‘true Jamaican hero’

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Superintendent Leon Ernest Clunis was “destined for greatness” was the constant refrain as relatives, friends and colleagues yesterday paid their final respects to the man who served for 29 years in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The…

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PNP takes aim at seven marginal seats

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The opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has locked seven key seats now held by the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in its cross hairs as it gets ready to up the tempo as the campaign for the next general election begins to heat up….

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Hold off on the champagne - Crime consensus will have to check off big targets before celebrations, says professor

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Not everyone is ready to pop open the champagne over last week’s signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) by the island’s political leaders and representatives from other sectors of society aimed at achieving a sustainable reduction in crime…

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US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe’s alarm

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ROME (AP) — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in…

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Barber falls from third floor after being shot several times

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A barber has been rushed to hospital after being shot several times then falling three stories down a plaza in Port Henderson, Portmore in the parish. A Gleaner team in the area heard at least a dozen loud explosions. Reports are that after…

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