Bikers engage in shoot-out amid peak-hour traffic on Waterloo Road

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The police are now at the scene of a daring shoot-out at the intersection of Waterloo and Hope roads in St Andrew during peak hour on Wednesday. Evening traffic was at a standstill when explosions rang out. It is reported that the shooting involved…

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NOT QUITTING - Opposition senators have no plan to leave when Phillips steps down

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Several opposition senators have disclosed that they have not considered resigning their posts to give a new party president a free hand when Dr Peter Phillips steps down. But it is unclear whether that position will open a new round of conflict in…

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Jamaican innovator elbows room from Zoom - SmartTerm takes flight in local schools

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Come October 5, distance learning will become the reality for tens of thousands of students, and Jamaican Shamir Saddler is hoping to help schools improve their educational and administrative processes. Saddler is the CEO of SmartTerm, a United…

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‘I’m not here to just fall in line’ - Youngest-ever senator vows to make impact as women sworn in for service

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Up to Monday night, 23-year-old Gabriela Morris was just a university student focused on youth representation. But today, the Montego Bay native holds the title of being the country’s youngest ever senator. “Life comes at you fast,” she said,…

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JSWIFT not fast enough - Lobbyist says portal driving car dealers crazy as losses mount

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Less than two months after expressing optimism that the Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT) would be a game-changer in the vehicle importation industry, dealers are fuming. Stakeholders’ blunt verdict is that JSWIFT is just too slow, resulting…

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‘I will deliver’ - Lawrence pledges transformation after winning see-saw Westmoreland Eastern recount

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WESTERN BUREAU: After emerging as the member of parliament-elect in a nail-biting magisterial recount for Westmoreland Eastern, Daniel Lawrence vowed on Tuesday to rebuild public trust by addressing long-standing infrastructural blight. Lawrence…

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Holness trumpets world-class broadband for growth spurt

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness laid out a list of “nation-building” investment strategies, including a world-class broadband system that he says will create the space needed for Jamaica to return to economic growth. Holness was speaking for the…

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News Briefs

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Curfew charge dropped against Kari Douglas Controversial councillor Kari Douglas was absolved of breaching a coronavirus curfew when the charge was withdrawn in the St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday. Douglas, who represents the Trafalgar…

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Confident Hanna leads by 50

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At the end of the second day of the magisterial recount for the St Ann South Eastern constituency, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Lisa Hanna is leading the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Delroy Granston by 50 votes. With 96 of the 126 boxes…

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Digicel charity run to raise funds across globe for special-needs community

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Jason Cross, Gleaner Writer As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spiral, the annual Digicel 5K fundraiser for Jamaica’s special-needs community will be transformed into a virtual event.  Organisers are excited that persons…

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