Hike fees for magisterial recounts, says Leiba

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester: President of the Jamaican Bar Association, Emile Leiba, has called for the hiking of costs charged to candidates who request magisterial recounts in national elections. At present, a sum of $40 is required of each candidate…

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New old Cabinet - PM recycles many former faces in 19-person team

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The prime minister has dusted off much of his old Cabinet and brought it into full function for his second term. Andrew Holness on Friday announced his full Cabinet, but there are few changes from the one that was in place prior to the September 3…

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‘Very fishy’ - EOJ defends credibility as Azan red-flags request to witness poll book replacement

Gleaner on September 12th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has sought to downplay concerns over impropriety in the handling of poll books in the constituency of Clarendon North Western in the September 3 general election. The People’s National Party’s (PNP) candidate…

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Queen of fashion, Francis Keane, leaves legacy of beauty

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WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s queen of cutwork embroidery, the doyenne of fashion, Olga Francis Keane is dead. She was 87. Francis Keane, renowned for dressing women from all strata of the society, including Queen Elizabeth II, former Prime Minister…

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Fashion designer makes cut for Chevening

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Donald Mirander is a cut above the rest. The 2018 Miss Jamaica Golden Scissors Top Designer is among 14 Jamaicans named 2020-2021 Chevening scholars – the first Jamaican fashion designer to cop the award. Chevening is a United Kingdom-based awards…

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Gunmen wounded after murder, high-speed chase in St James

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Two persons, including a Dominican woman, were gunned down in St James over the past 48 hours. One of the incidents resulted in a high-speed chase that ended at Westgate in Montego Bay, with two of the gunmen being captured and two illegal…

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JN Foundation awards 35 PEP scholarships

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Thirty-five students were awarded five-year scholarships by the JN Foundation in recognition of their outstanding performance in this year’s Primary Exit Profile (PEP). The cohort consists of one recipient from each parish and county, while 18 are…

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Tiles draw smiles at Norwood Basic School

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WESTERN BUREAU: Students of Norwood Basic in St James will get a pleasant surprise when in-person classes resume on October 5 after the Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay spent J$200,000 to tile the school’s assembly area and front steps. Members of the…

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St Ann Police arrest three following robbery; search on for a fourth man

Gleaner on September 12th, 2020 | File Under More News -

The St Ann Police have arrested three men and are on the hunt for a fourth, following a robbery yesterday in Content Gardens, Ocho Rios. The police allege that about 8:12 a.m. yesterday, the complainant was opening a store when she was approached…

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Plea for policing along Salt Pond, Lakes Pen roads following gun attack

Gleaner on September 12th, 2020 | File Under More News -

The mother of a taxi man is calling for increased policing along the Salt Pond and Lakes Pen roads in St Catherine, after her son became the second taxi operator to report an early morning attack in the area.  She said her son…

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