Mudslinging sanctions - Hanna pleads for consequences for social-media attacks

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Lisa Hanna, one of the contenders in the race to become the next president of the People’s National Party (PNP), says Comrades who engage in nasty mudslinging should be sanctioned. Hanna, who was speaking at a press conference held at the party…

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Mixed results for Jamaican candidates in US elections

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Jamaicans vying for various positions in the November 3 United States elections experienced mixed results. Congressional candidate for the 2nd Congressional District in Long Island, Jackie Gordon, appears to have come up short in her bid to become…

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Gov’t to tweak flood budget

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As torrential rains continue to lash Jamaica, the Government is considering a reallocation of funds for its flood bill that was tabled in Parliament last week. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement at Wednesday’s handover of tablets…

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A rare find: Jamaican Trump backer in New York

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Finding a Jamaican Donald Trump supporter in New York might be like searching for a needle in a haystack, but attorney-at-law Gary Wright does not hide the fact that he voted on Tuesday for the president to remain at the White House. New York’s 29…

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Notorious ‘Shortman’ for court today - Accused gangster facing murder, gun charges

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WESTERN BUREAU: Accused killer Ainsley ‘Shortman’ Woodburn, who has been tagged with at least seven murders by the St James police, is slated to appear in the St James Parish Court today to answer murder and gun-related charges. Woodburn, who was…

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Green roots for forlorn farmers - Gets first-hand view of Clarendon flood disaster

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Fifty-year-old Wayne Kelly was a picture of disappointment as he waded through knee-high water on his 15-acre farm on Wednesday. Dozens of sweet potatoes, his main crop, lay ruined in waterlogged areas and covered in mud and debris. Kelly, who…

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Biden on the brink - Trump’s re-election ambitions narrow as Democrats’ blue wall holds

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WASHINGTON (AP): Joe Biden won the battleground prizes of Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, reclaiming a key part of the ‘blue wall’ that slipped away from Democrats four years ago and dramatically narrowing President Donald Trump’s pathway to…

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Hiccup - Reservations against full school roll-out as three withdraw from two-week pilot

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WESTERN BUREAU: Two major teachers’ organisations are guardedly waiting to see how the two-week pilot for the resumption of face-to-face classes will unfold after an eleventh-hour substitution of three schools marked yet another bump in the…

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Stocks Round Up | Mayberry, Proven among today’s winners

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange Combined Index on Thursday declined by 2,000 points to close at 368,090 points with an advance/decline ratio of 35/27.  Winners  Mayberry Investment gained 9.5 per cent to $6.09  Proven…

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Government launches InvestmentMap to show how money is being spent

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The Government of Jamaica has launched an investment map that allows residents to easily track projects that are being financed with resources from both the Government and donor agencies. The website, which was launched in partnership with the…

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