Dead heat in PNP presidential race

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The race for the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP) is going down to the wire, a new opinion poll has revealed. A week before a vote is cast in the party’s presidential election, St Ann South Eastern Member of Parliament (MP) Lisa…

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Custody battle for Jodian Fearon’s baby

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A custody battle for Jodian Fearon’s six-month-old daughter Peyton-Grace is threatening to inflict fresh wounds in the relationship between the deceased first-time mom’s loved ones even as they try to come to terms with her tragic passing under…

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Gangs, guns, garrisons - Unhealthy political legacies linger 40 years after 1980 election

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While the ideological divide and gut-wrenching political violence which dominated the campaign for the 1980 general election have been largely put to rest, there is consensus that unhealthy legacies still linger four decades later. Among them are…

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Flooding déjà vu - • Drainage not given the priority it deserves, say engineers • Residents live recurring nightmare as water damages roads, property

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Three hours of heavy rainfall. That is all it takes for floodwaters to come rushing over a concrete bulwark and into Letna Clarke’s home by the buckets. This is how it has been for the last decade as poor drainage on a section of the Bull Bay main…

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Gang feud leaves one dead, 10 injured in mass shooting

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An internal Clansman Gang feud turned bloody about 1:30 yesterday morning when a party being held at a garage in violation of the curfew orders under the Disaster Risk Management Act was shot up in Old Braeton in Portmore, St Catherine. The…

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Question marks over NWU delegates selection in PNP race

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A veil of secrecy clouds the criteria used by the National Workers’ Union (NWU) to confer voting rights on dozens of persons to elect the next president of the opposition People’s National Party (PNP). Approximately 3,400 delegates, drawn from the…

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Brace for more heavy rains

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The country has been put on alert to expect more showers as a tropical depression is expected to be in the vicinity of Jamaica today. Meteorologists said yesterday that there was a strong possibility that a new storm could be named by late this…

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Looks like a silent night - Promoters not anticipating jingle bells this Christmas

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All the public wants for Christmas is the revival of the entertainment scene, which has been shuttered to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jamaica. In a press conference on Thursday, Health Minister Christopher Tufton said…

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Finding Garnet - Son of reggae icon making a name for himself as Garnet Alkhem

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Since releasing his debut project, Let Reuben Live in 2016, Garnet Jah Lij Smith, performing as Garnet Silk Jr, has kept somewhat of a low profile. Not the easiest thing to do when you’re the son of a reggae icon. There are several similarities…

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Finding Garnet - Son of reggae icon making a name for himself as Garnet Alkhem

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Since releasing his debut project, Let Reuben Live in 2016, Garnet Jah Lij Smith, performing as Garnet Silk Jr, has kept somewhat of a low profile. Not the easiest thing to do when you’re the son of a reggae icon. There are several similarities…

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