Comrades weep! - Curtains come down on Phillips’ presidency; Jackson to transition PNP into new leadership

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In agony, precipitated by a massive defeat at the polls on Thursday, People’s National Party (PNP) faithfuls who gathered at the party’s headquarters in St Andrew insisted that the losers who had orchestrated the leadership troubles of the party…

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‘Wright-ing’ was on the wall in Westmoreland Central

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Not many diehard People’s National Party (PNP) supporters anticipated the political thrashing meted out to them by the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in Thursday’s general election. The JLP outmanoeuvred and outpolled the PNP to win…

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Stable shutdown at Caymanas as trainer tests positive for COVID

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With a two-day race meet at Caymanas Park set for today and Sunday, Chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) Clovis Metcalfe said that despite the lockdown of a stable of a veteran trainer who tested positive for COVID-19, racing would still…

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COVID everywhere! - Health ministry says virus can no longer be easily traced from one person to the other

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Jamaicans can expect more COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday, as the country is now experiencing the community transmission phase of the pandemic. The declaration was made yesterday based on assessments from the technical team in the health…

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PNP stalwarts blame poor representation for party’s defeat

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WESTERN BUREAU People’s National Party (PNP) veteran Dr Karl Blythe and former deputy speaker of the House Lloyd B. Smith have expressed the view that poor representation, internal leadership conflicts, and a lack of funding are among the myriad…

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Western stakeholders want tighter COVID enforcement

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WESTERN BUREAU: With Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases now standing at 2,896 infections and 29 deaths following the recent spikes, some stakeholders in western Jamaica are urging the Government to be more stringent in enforcing the Ministry of Health’s…

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Diaspora congratulates JLP on victory

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Members of the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States have congratulated the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) on its impressive victory in Thursday’s general election. However, some members of the diaspora have expressed concerns over the low…

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Morrison wins big in St Catherine North East

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Former government senator Kerensia Morrison has extended the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) streak of victories in St Catherine North East, defeating Oswest Senior Smith of the People’s National Party (PNP) in Thursday’s general election. Morrison…

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Another COVID death, 68 new cases

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Jamaica has recorded another COVID-19 death increasing the tally to 30. The Health Ministry said there was also a coincidental death of a COVID patient while three other deaths are under probe. Meanwhile, there were 68 new cases pushing the tally…

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Deadlock in Westmoreland Eastern after official count

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The official count of votes in Westmoreland Eastern has ended in a tie. The Jamaica Labour Party’s candidate, Daniel Lawrence, and the People’s National Party incumbent, Luther Buchanan, have each polled 4,834 votes. At the…

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