Peter Bunting is new Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate

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Peter Bunting is to be appointed to the Senate on Friday and made the new Leader of Opposition Business. Attorney-at-law Donna Scott Mottley is currently the leader of Opposition Business in the Senate. There had been mounting speculation that…

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HOUSE FIGHT - Gov’t backed into corner for $57b NHT drawdown

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Financial expert Dennis Chung says the Holness administration had no alternative but to tap the coffers of the National Housing Trust (NHT) over the next five years to shore up government spending in the wake of the massive fallout owing to the…

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Our sons didn’t murder grandma and girls, say women

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The mothers of two men whose bodies were found in a macabre heap on a Portmore roadway on the weekend have denied that their killing was in revenge for the triple murder of an 81-year-old woman and her granddaughters. The deceased men have been…

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COVID fears take flight with deportees

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The second batch of deported migrants from the United Kingdom (UK) for the year is due to arrive on a charter flight from London today amid a cacophony of objections to the flight. Matters concerning the potential spread of the novel coronavirus in…

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Even teachers shunned kids of woman with HIV - Tales of torment and discrimination

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Althea was 27 years old and pregnant when she found out that she was HIV-positive. “It was already rumoured in my community before I did my test due to a prior relationship my partner had. So I was already expecting the positive result. I was just…

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Adoption agony for disabled kids

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Children with disabilities are less likely to be adopted or fostered than able-bodied kids, but 70-year-old Inez Jones could not turn her back on her now 20-year-old intellectually challenged grandson after his father died when he was just two…

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Terror in Clarendon as 72-y-o returnee shot dead

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Resettled Jamaicans in Clarendon are reportedly terrified after a 72-year-old returned resident was shot and killed in the wee hours of Tuesday morning in Chapelton. Heather Reid, president of the Clarendon Association of Returning Residents,…

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Meat shops squeal about Christmas pork shortage

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Meat suppliers and vendors in Spanish Town, St Catherine, say they are adequately stocked for Christmas but are worried that customers might not be pigging out as usual. Andrew Ellis of Andrew’s Meat and More, located inside the Spanish Town Market…

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PNP won’t air dirty laundry, says Paulwell

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The leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) has presented a wall of silence amid fracture in the 82-year-old political movement after the leaking of a voice note featuring Vice-President Damion Crawford trashing Mark Golding, Lisa Hanna,…

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Cloud still hangs over COVID payouts

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After declaring in June that it has withheld payments in the sum of $5.4 million from 776 people who were “terminated” from the Programme for the Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), the Ministry of Labour and Social Security is yet to…

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