Big cash splash - • Rohan Chung tops election spending in losing bid • Candidates shell out $500m for parliamentary polls

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A Manchester Central candidate pumped the largest sum into his losing bid for Gordon House in the September parliamentary election, data from the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has revealed. According to the EOJ, roughly $500 million was spent…

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‘We are not squatters’ - Weise Road residents spurn stigma following disaster in unstable Bull Bay

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Their houses may be drenched in mud with silt hanging from door curtains and hinges, but residents of hard-hit Weise Road in Bull Bay are proud to call the flood-prone riverbank home, defiant even as contractors, engineers, and a decorated…

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Dayton Campbell leaves representational politics - Former MP plans to dedicate time to post of general secretary

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Win or lose next Sunday when the People’s National Party (PNP) selects its new general secretary and chairman, firebrand Comrade Dr Dayton Campbell has called time on his stint in representational politics for this term, but it may even be longer….

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Pryce, Housen seek to steady PNP ship amid choppy seas

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Making a pitch for the post of general secretary of the People’s National Party, Raymond Pryce says that the 82-year-old political organisation needs a cool head but strong shoulders to guide it through current turbulent waters. Pryce, a former…

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Ian Hayles blames PNP insiders for election loss

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Still smarting from his loss to political neophyte Tamika Davis of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the September 3 general election, Ian Hayles, the People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker for Western Hanover, believes factions among Comrades in…

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Triple murder rocks St Ann

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Up to press time last night, the police were yet to identify the bodies of three men discovered along a lonely road yesterday in Yelland, a community near Watt Town in St Ann. The bodies appeared to have gunshot wounds and bring to four the…

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Tufton steps up COVID-19 sensitisation campaign - LA Lewis vows to continue anti-mask protests

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has stressed that the Government remains convinced that mask-wearing is an essential strategy to help curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus despite differing opinions on the matter. Speaking…

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May Pen welcomes free public Wi-Fi service

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Olive Dyer and Greta Surf were ecstatic yesterday during the official launch of the May Pen public Wi-Fi. “A long time they should have this and I am feeling great about it ‘cause when I leave my home, which has the service, I can reconnect on the…

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Hanover primary schools get promised MOE tablets

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Western Bureau: All 31 primary schools in Hanover have now received their quota of tablets under the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) E-Learning project for students registered under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH)….

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Edward Waite champions student leadership

Gleaner on November 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Westmoreland native Edward Waite, who has served Jamaica as a junior municipal corporation councillor and a youth parliamentarian, believes student leadership is key in moulding young people for similar roles as adults. “Student…

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