Tavares-Finson wants new parliament library named after first female Senate president

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President of the senate Tom Tavares-Finson has proposed that the library to be built at the new parliamentary building be named in honour of late former senator Jeanette Grant-Woodham.  Grant-Woodham, the first female president of…

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Prosecution drops curfew charge against Kari Douglas

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Prosecutors have withdrawn the charge against Jamaica Labour Party Councillor Kari Douglas for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act. Douglas, represented by attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish…

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ULTIMATUM - Phillips given 30 days to quit; rejects PNPYO Senate list

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People’s National Party (PNP) President and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips appears to have rejected suggestions of the party’s youth organisation for Senate appointments even as he has been given an ultimatum by the young Comrades to vacate…

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No more bullets, blood, ballots - Trench Town yearns for renewal as it turns back on political warfare

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As violence rocked the sections of the island in the 1970s and ‘80s, several families hurriedly packed what they could carry and ditched their inner-city Kingston houses for safer communities in what was the bloodiest period on the local political…

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JLP’s Lawrence smells victory in recount

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WESTERN BUREAU: Daniel Lawrence of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has turned the corner and widened the gap on People’s National Party’s (PNP) opponent Luther Buchanan in the race for the Westmoreland Eastern seat. Buchanan, the incumbent, has been…

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PNP seeks consensus on new president, appoints election evaluation committee

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The People’s National Party (PNP) says efforts are under way to arrive at a consensus on a new president. 

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Build statue for underrated Toots – Herbie Miller

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A former manager of the late Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert is lobbying for a statue of the late reggae legend to be erected in May Pen, Clarendon, from where he hails. Herbie Miller, who knew the reggae icon from the early 1970s, ranks Toots among the…

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Davis homing in on rural revival

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Returning growth and development to rural communities is crucial to the Holness administration’s bid to stem urban drift and brain drain, says State Minister Homer Davis. Davis, the member of parliament-elect for the farming-dependent St James…

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Spanish Town Post Office closed for deep cleaning

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The Spanish Town Post Office has been closed for deep cleaning in the wake of a COVID-19 case at the facilty. The infected person has gone into isolation. The post office will reopen for business at 8 a.m. Wednesday, September 16. Jamaica recorded…

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Chung counts on Supreme Court review

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Having lost one vote in the magisterial count and enduring what he describes as the mishandling of voting, Manchester Central independent candidate Rohan Chung says he will be seeking justice in the Supreme Court. But not…

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