HANNA REBEL - St Ann SE councillor backs Golding in PNP presidential race

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The bitter relationship between People’s National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant Lisa Hanna and one councillor in the St Ann South Eastern constituency, Lydia Richards, has entered a new chapter with the latter throwing her support behind Mark…

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Trump flown to military hospital

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WASHINGTON (AP): Stricken by COVID-19, a feverish and fatigued US President Donald Trump was flown to a military hospital last night after being injected with an experimental drug combination in treatment at the White House. In a day of whipsaw…

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‘If it’s not one thing, it’s the other’ - Farmers cry out as rains wreak havoc on drought-stricken farms

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After watching many of their crops wilt and die in a five-month-long drought, some struggling farmers in Chudleigh, Manchester, have been reduced to tears. The long-awaited rains have been so heavy and persistent that the remaining crops on much of…

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Soldiers mistook stick for gun in killing man, residents claim - Maxfield Avenue uses shooting death to press for better infrastructure

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Residents of the lower section of Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew are demanding a full investigation into the circumstances under which Errol Caven, also known as ‘Fisher’, was shot dead by soldiers on Thursday night. They used debris to block…

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Tourist health insurance kicks in next month

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WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced plans for a comprehensive health insurance and repatriation programme for visitors to the island, which will be introduced on November 1. Speaking at the reopening of the Zoetry resort…

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Youth call for better balance between development and green spaces

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A group of youngsters is calling for a better approach to development, taking into account the value of trees to the environment, especially in semi-urban areas, which are aggressively being cleared for various construction projects. Akkeem Polack…

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Farmers prepping to combat next year’s water woes

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Disheartened by the damage recent heavy rains have done to farm roads and crops, farmers in Chudleigh, Manchester, are seeking support to put them in a better position to ride out next year’s drought period. Bryan Reid, who is leading the charge,…

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Still no update on Susan Bogle probe

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There has been deafening silence surrounding the findings of an investigation into the death Susan Bogle, four months after a post mortem was conducted by a government pathologist. Bogle, a 43-year-old disabled woman, was reportedly shot in her…

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News Briefs

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Marks assumes chair of OAS Permanent Council WASHINGTON (CMC): Jamaica has assumed the chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS). The country’s permanent representative, Audrey Marks, will be in the position for…

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St Catherine man charged for attempted robbery of licensed gun owner

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Detectives assigned to the St Andrew North Police Division on Friday charged a man with shooting with intent, robbery with aggravation, illegal possession of firearm, and illegal possession of ammunition in relation to an attempted robbery along…

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