QUARANTINE JOB THREAT - Election workers withdrawing from duty as bosses dare to yank leave

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Director of Elections Glasspole Brown is taking a wait-and-see approach to determine whether the withdrawal of temporary election day workers because of quarantine threats from employers will affect operations at polling stations islandwide when…

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Three more COVID deaths, 224 additional cases

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Jamaica today recorded the deaths of three elderly men from COVID-19. The deaths bring the total to 24. Deceased: 88-year-old male from Clarendon 73-year-old male, also from Clarendon 79-year-old male from St. Elizabeth All three persons had…

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Cooper leads charge for special lines for elderly voters

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Professor Emerita Carolyn Cooper has expressed concern that senior citizens who opt to vote on election day may be at undue risk of contracting COVID-19 unless special lines are established for the aged. Cooper, a public commentator and Gleaner…

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Rohan Chung’s ‘coil thick like dumpling’ - Marginal candidate sparks wonder with prime-time ads, leaving Bunting, Crawford in shadows

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Independent candidate for Manchester Central, Rohan Chung, is hoping to translate the noise generated from his ad campaign into votes against outsize challengers, incumbent Peter Bunting of the People’s National Party and…

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Mobilisation 101 - Moving voters is multimillion-dollar business and winning strategy

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Canvassers are crucial to the back-end operation of counting your eggs on election day. But it is the efficiency of the runners and mobilisation crews that ultimately deliver victory. Heaving ailing grandmothers and stuffing taxis with voters is a…

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Non-stop campaigning for crucial Westmoreland Central seat

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WESTERN BUREAU: There seems to be no letting up by the campaign teams of both the incumbent, Dwayne Vaz of the People’s National Party (PNP), and George Wright of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), in the Frome division in Westmoreland Central, which…

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Adventists still open to helping CRH amid COVID crisis

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WESTERN BUREAU: More than three years after it first opened its doors to house some departments of the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (WJC) remains committed to supporting the…

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Voter traffic busy in marginal seats - Gains and losses could tip scales in battlegrounds

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Two marginal St Catherine constituencies have experienced heavy elector traffic in and out in the last 12 months, with each receiving in excess of 120 newly registered persons up to May 2020, numbers that could influence the outcome of Thursday’s…

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‘Don’t watch the hype’ - After poll results, PNP supporters say Miller is no match for Fagan

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People’s National Party (PNP) supporters in St Catherine South East admit that Robert ‘Big Rob’ Miller, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate in Thursday’s general election, has made his presence felt in the constituency. They, however,…

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Comrades hold strong as Kingston Central getting greener - Jamaica Gleaner

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