CHARACTER TEST - Cabinet members warned as PM hints of scrutiny over corruption and incompetence

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness issued a thinly veiled warning to the newly appointed Cabinet ministers as he admitted that it was not an easy feat for him to assemble the chief architect of policy for his new administration. The advice appeared to…

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‘Go after your dream’ - Family in Toots’ hometown remembers him as provider, source of strength

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As the curtains came down on a lifetime of performances from evergreen entertainer Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert on Friday, the globe mourned the passing of an icon who gave reggae music its name. Toots, 77, died at the University Hospital of…

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‘I get results’ - Vaz hits back at critics over Cabinet appointment

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A feisty Daryl Vaz has shot back at critics who have questioned his appointment as minister of science, energy, and technology. Vaz, who is not completely new to the role, having served as minister of telecommunications and information in the…

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Recount lawyers brace for ‘X’ battle - Row over voter intention in Westmoreland Eastern

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WESTERN BUREAU: Lawyers representing Luther Buchanan, the embattled political incumbent of the People’s National Party (PNP) in the Westmoreland Eastern constituency, have served notice seeking to challenge a ruling made against accepting ballots…

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COVID forces faster tech transition for courts

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Jamaica’s Chief Justice Bryan Sykes sought on Sunday to cast the coronavirus pandemic as not altogether negative, arguing that the wide-scale restrictions on movement and gatherings had fast-tracked the use of technology in judicial proceedings and…

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King, Stewart spar over tourism’s worth to economy

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Controversy is brewing over the real value that the tourism sector adds to the overall economy. Economist Dr Damien King suggested that the second-quarter data on the economy’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic were proof that tourism did…

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Nine judges promoted

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Nine members of the judiciary were sworn into higher office today by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen during a ceremony at King’s House in St Andrew. They are David Fraser and Nicole Simmons, who have been appointed as judges of…

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Rohan Chung heads to Supreme Court after unsatisfactory ballot recount

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Independent Manchester Central candidate Rohan Chung has said he will be heading to the Supreme Court for a judicial review of the ballot count after an unsatisfactory magisterial recount, which ended Monday. “It’s unfair when you find…

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NWC lifts restrictions for areas served by Constant Spring Treatment Plant

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The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the continuous rainfall over the past few weeks has resulted in an increase in stream flows in the Wag water watershed area, positively improving storage at the Hermitage Dam. Consequently…

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Police probing report of voting irregularities in Westmoreland Eastern

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Commanding officer for the Westmoreland Police Division Superintendent Robert Gordon has confirmed that an investigation is under way into allegations of voting irregularities in the Westmoreland Eastern constituency. Gordon this afternoon…

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