Blowout no licence for arrogance, says Bruce - Former PM warns JLP of greater expectation for delivery with massive election win

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A second term with a crucial parliamentary majority sets the stage for legacy-defining actions from Prime Minister Andrew Holness, asserts Bruce Golding, the former head of government who paved the way for Holness’ ascent to high office. In last…

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BUNTING COULD STILL RISE - PNP insider says former MP’s hand not dead as party searches for Phillips’ successor

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Investment banker-turned-politician Mark Golding has emerged as a strong contender to take over as president of the People’s National Party (PNP) as Dr Peter Phillips goes into retirement. But PNP insiders have been quick to caution that it will…

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PNP has lost its way, insiders and critics agree - Outdated machinery, lack of vision and funding crisis killed party’s chances at the polls

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Days after suffering its most humiliating defeat since the 1980 general election, the political post-mortem is being conducted in the People’s National Party (PNP) and losing candidates, operatives and workers have exposed raw wounds, many of which…

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Holness to be sworn in tomorrow

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The nation will get a better glimpse of what the next five years will be like when Andrew Holness, 48, is sworn in tomorrow for the third time as prime minister of Jamaica. Holness’ reappointment will follow formal notification from the Electoral…

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Did election cause spiralling COVID-19 numbers?

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As the Government prepares to announce stricter public restrictions to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tomorrow, concerns over whether Prime Minister Andrew Holness erred in having the general election last Thursday –…

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News Briefs

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Deadlock in Westmoreland Eastern after official count The official count of votes in Westmoreland Eastern has ended in a tie, it was revealed yesterday. The Jamaica Labour Party’s candidate, Daniel Lawrence, and the People’s National Party…

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The Gleaner steps up COVID-19 response

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The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited has stepped up its deep-cleaning and other internal sanitisation measures after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, September 4. The company continues its strict observation of all Ministry of…

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Cuba shuts some schools after a week of classes

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HAVANA — A small outbreak of COVID-19 cases has prompted authorities to re-close schools in a central Cuban province only a week after they opened. Ciego de Avila schools director Bárbara Rodríguez said 75 of the province’…

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H&L Rapid True Value Lane Plaza closed for cleaning and sanitizing

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The Hardware & Lumber Rapid True Value store in Lane Plaza, Kingston, will be closed on Sunday, September 6, 2020 for deep cleaning and sanitising following the confirmation that an associate has tested positive for COVID-19. The store…

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PSOJ calls for unity and action to handle COVID-19 and crime

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The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), in congratulating the Jamaica Labour Party on their victory in the recent general election, says the Holness-led administration should now move expeditiously to address the pressing…

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