FREE FROM POLITICS - Robinson wants NIDS authority to be a parliamentary commission

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Julian Robinson, a member of the Joint Select Committee of Parliament examining the National Identification and Registration Act, 2020, has recommended that the proposed National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) should be…

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Butch hangs up sandals - Footprints of a legacy left behind

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Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, the man who built an all-inclusive hotel empire which spanned the Caribbean despite having no prior experience in that sector, hung up his sandals on Monday and has walked off into the sunset with footprints of a legacy left…

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Stewart hailed for contribution to media

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Undaunted by the failure of several newspapers prior to the birth of the Jamaica Observer in 1993, businessman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart invested heavily in its growth and later supported the establishment of two radio stations to diversify the local…

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Craft traders laud hotel mogul for enabling them to school children

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WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican craft merchants have credited Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart’s intervention in their lives, with the success their children have had in accessing university education. “Sandals was the first hotel to welcome craft traders on their…

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Former prison superintendent found dead

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The St Andrew Central police are probing a suspected case of suicide after a former superintendent of corrections was found hanging from a sheet in his Beverly Hills Hotel home in St Andrew on Monday. Dead is 69-year-old Leroy Fairweather….

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Butch – the quintessential Caribbean entrepreneur - Leaders tip hat to late Sandals boss

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A true Jamaican patriot, visionary leader, tourism mogul extraordinaire and the greatest marketer tourism has ever seen. That is how tourism giant 79-year-old Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, who passed on Monday in the United States, is remembered by…

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Cops sound warning amid DRMA breaches

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Berrydale, Portland: The Portland police have ramped up efforts to clamp down on operators of bars and entertainment venues who have been flouting orders made under the Disaster risk Management Act (DRMA) to curb the spread of the coronavirus on…

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12 staff test positive for COVID at Maxfield home

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Twelve caregivers at the Maxfield Park Children’s Home in St Andrew have tested positive for COVID-19, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) confirmed yesterday. Public health officials had visited the home between December 13 and…

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‘Stewart exemplified the meaning of dreaming big’ - Diaspora salutes late businessman

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An extraordinary man from ordinary means who did extraordinary things is how many Jamaicans in the diaspora recall businessman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, who died in the United States on Monday from an undisclosed illness at age 79. The founder and…

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Justice Vivene Harris elevated to Court of Appeal, five parish court jurists moving up

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Justice Vivene Harris, who presided over the successful prosecution of a police death squad case, is to be appointed the as 13th judge on the Court of Appeal, filling the last vacant seat on the nation’s second-highest court.  …

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