UPDATE | 1,107 ballots rejected in Clarendon North Western, PNP to seek recount

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The People’s National Party is to seek a magisterial recount in the Clarendon North Western constituency which recorded 1,107 rejected ballots in last week’s general election.

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1,107 ballots rejected in Clarendon North Western, EOJ boss says it’s unusual

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Director of Elections Glasspole Brown says he finds it unusual that 1,107 ballots were rejected in last week’s general election in Clarendon North Western. The 1,107 rejected ballots is almost 10 per cent of the total votes cast in the constituency.

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JHTA backing rapid testing for COVID-19

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WESTERN BUREAU: The Holness administration is being urged by hotel interests to expand its approved regime on COVID-19 evaluation for travellers to include rapid tests that would be cheaper but less foolproof than the polymerase chain reaction (PCR…

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PNPYO demands party renewal - Says leaders ignored youth’s cry for reform

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The People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) has reportedly been flooded with requests from young people eager to join following the party’s massive defeat in the September 3 general election. YO General Secretary Dexroy Martin said that…

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Councillors warned as Kingston COVID cases near 1,100

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The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has urged councillors to continue the charge against the spread of the deadly coronavirus as the twin-parish leads the nation with positive cases. The call for greater attention to be placed…

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Jeanette Grant-Woodham hailed as trailblazer, nucleus of Tivoli

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The late Jeanette Grant-Woodham has been lauded as a trailblazing educator and parliamentarian, breaking the glass ceiling for women in the lofty corridors of power but retaining the common touch that endeared her to community folk. Grant-…

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‘If Dr Phillips resign today, … di PNP dead’ - JLP poses by-election threat if MP steps aside

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“Absolute rubbish!” That was the sentiment of People’s National Party (PNP) supporters in Frog City to notions that the St Andrew East Central seat occupied by long-serving Member of Parliament Dr Peter Phillips could swing to the ruling Jamaica…

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Pastor pitches vision of food trucks for hungry

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Realising that people are hungry for both the Word and food in a coronavirus-hit economy, one pastor has purchased two trucks, which he now uses to supply communities with inspiring messages and groceries. Bishop Rowan Edwards, who pastors the…

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Trelawny man charged with murder

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Detectives attached to the Trelawny Division have charged a man following the stabbing murder of 36-year-old Larry Holmes, otherwise called ‘Colongie’, of Freemans Hall in the parish. Charged with murder is 35-year-old Damian Smith,…

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In-person application for Corporate Area spirit licence suspended

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Spirit licence applicants in the Corporate Area are being advised that they are no longer required to turn up at Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, starting tomorrow. Instead, persons will be advised of the outcome of their applications by phone…

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