River clash - No relocation of flood-hit Weise Road residents – Golding

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In a stark divide from the Holness administration’s contemplation to resettle flood-ravaged households in areas like Bull Bay, St Andrew, newly minted Opposition Leader Mark Golding is insisting that those residents do not need to be relocated….

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PM: I’ll be first to shut it down - Holness defends Puerto Bueno decision

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IT WAS not for money why the Government overruled the local environment watchdog in permitting mining in the ecologically sensitive Puerto Bueno Mountain in St Ann, the tourism-dependent parish on Jamaica’s northern coast, Prime Minister Andrew…

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UWI targets 100,000 online students

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Thrust into full remote learning with the onset of COVID-19 in March, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has cast the crisis as a game-changer that has accelerated the strategic plan to reach 100,000 students in the global online market. In a…

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No exit timetable - Holding on to St Andrew EC seat, Phillips backs new leader

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The 82-year-old People’s National Party (PNP) is in good hands with St Andrew Southern Member of Parliament Mark Golding at the helm, outgoing leader Dr Peter Phillips has said. And while the transfer of power in the party has been completed,…

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Straight-talking Canon Gordon hailed as man of the people

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One of the Anglican Church’s most outspoken and controversial priests, the Reverend Canon Ernle Gordon, died yesterday at the age of 82. A prolific writer and author of many works, Gordon was ordained a priest in 1968 and spent most of his ministry…

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One eye on river, other on unstable hills - Bikers cash in on Gordon Town road breakaway

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With recent rains causing severe flooding and landslides in Gordon Town and other areas of St Andrew, Shawn Burgess is a picture of concern, with his house precariously positioned between the storied Hope River and a hillside he is praying will…

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Sangster projects up to 75% of pre-COVID arrivals next year

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WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the cloud of uncertainty looming over international travel, MBJ Airports CEO Shane Munroe is projecting returns of between 50 and 75 per cent of the 2019 visitor-arrival figures by 2021. In 2019, MBJ Airports, which operates…

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Tropical Storm Iota forms in the Caribbean

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Just as the remnants of Eta finally blew out to sea on Friday, another storm formed that could follow its path of death and destruction into Central America this weekend, and Tropical Storm Theta was moving…

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Brace for more rainfall this weekend - Met office

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Jamaicans should look out for more rainfall this weekend.    The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says the slow-moving Tropical Wave has now become Tropical Depression 31 over the central Caribbean.  The Met office on…

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Stocks Round Up | 27 stocks advance, 39 decline and 11 trade firm

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Friday on a losing note, with an advance/decline ratio of 27/39. The JSE Combined Index declined by 1247.49 points or 0.33 per cent to close at 374,875.40 The JSE Main Market Index was down…

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