Youth parliamentarians tackle thorny nat’l issues

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Gordon House was in session yesterday, but instead of the elected representatives, young people from Cornwall, Middlesex and Surrey vigorously debated issues of national concern, including abortion reform, climate change and youth violence…

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Douglas Vaz stood between Jamaica and communism – son

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Despite his political career being birthed in tumult and foundering on upheaval in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Douglas Vaz was yesterday praised as a stalwart and a patriot. Vaz, 82, died yesterday in his sleep, plunging his family and the…

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Bust-up at Bustamante - PNP councillor, doctor clash, locking down A&E for hours

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A clash between People’s National Party Councillor Kari Douglas and a medical doctor at the Bustamante Hospital for Children exploded into an expletive-laden tirade and near-brawl, triggering a shutdown of the Accident and Emergency (A…

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JLP women vow to defend St Andrew seats

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The fight for three Corporate Area seats has intensified, with the top brass of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) yesterday vowing to protect their turf as the People’s National Party (PNP) moves to launch a political attack on them. St Andrew…

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Pioneer army woman willing to serve again

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Yvonne Foster was the only woman among the almost 60 veterans represented at the National Memorial Service and Parade honouring military personnel who served in World Wars I and II. The 62-year-old, who never served in either World War, joined the…

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‘Bull Bull’ Stewart dies in sleep

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Former People’s National Party-affiliated member of parliament for Northern Trelawny, Wendel Stewart, has died. Affectionately called ‘Bull Bull’, the former parliamentary representative passed away before dawn yesterday. He was 65. He had lymed…

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Lotto scam victim still owed near US$400K

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HARVEY, ND (AP): A 90-year-old American woman who was robbed of her life savings by a Jamaican lottery scam says she has been paid back only US$287 of the US$400,000 she’s owed. Edna Schmeets of Harvey, a small central North Dakota town about 77…

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Obeah madness - Senator says patients sicker after being sneaked off to sorcerers; condemns culture of discrimination

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Consultant psychiatrist and government senator Dr Saphire Longmore has turned the spotlight on the treatment of mentally ill persons by their families and the wider society, charging that the stigma and discrimination against this group was “very…

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Chuck pledges visa-free travel inside a decade

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Amid speculation over the visa revocations of two senior parliamentarians, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has blamed the People’s National Party (PNP) for the country’s travel troubles. Chuck, member of parliament for North East St Andrew, promised…

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Disquiet over Diaspora Council – Hanna

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Growing disquiet among Jamaican expatriates in relation to the newly established Diaspora Council must be addressed immediately, Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Lisa Hanna has urged. Hanna said that members of the…

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