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Miserable time for elections, says PM of COVID plague

Jamaica Gleaner - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 06:07
WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said there are no immediate plans for local government elections. Local government elections are constitutionally due by February 27, 2022, after they were postponed in 2020. Addressing Jamaica...
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Man shot dead in Old Braeton

Jamaica Gleaner - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 06:07
One man was killed after attackers opened fire on a group in front of a hardware store in Old Braeton on Sunday afternoon. The dead man has been identified as Dwight Cespedes, of Old Braeton, who is the brother of the owner of Ces Hardware store....
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Dads lead charge for back-to-school medicals

Jamaica Gleaner - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 06:07
WESTERN BUREAU: Dozens of fathers turned out with their children at a recent back-to-school medical camp hosted by Hospiten Montego Bay for 50 children from St James communities ranging from Mt Salem, Flankers, Whitehouse, Salt Spring, Rhyne Park,...
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June 2022 projected reopening for Chapelton Hospital

Jamaica Gleaner - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 06:06
Residents of northern Clarendon, if all goes well, will be enjoying the services of a much-improved Chapelton Hospital come June 2022. During a tour of the facility on Thursday, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton said the...
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FHC awards top civil servants

Jamaica Gleaner - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 06:06
Following a week of Civil Service Week celebrations that began on November 21, the First Heritage Co-operative (FHC) Credit Union Limited held its annual FHC Civil Servant of the Year Awards ceremony on Friday. Since its inception in 2004, FHC has...
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Anderson bemoans lack of ‘basic things’ to aid crime-fighting

Jamaica Gleaner - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 06:06
Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson’s approach to leadership is a transformative one. Thus, he goes out of office to see for himself what is happening in the administration of the police divisions. And he has seen and heard things...
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Maroon communities get learning devices

Jamaica Gleaner - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 06:06
Recently, students in two Maroons communities, Scotts Hall in St Mary and Charles Town in Portland, received devices to help them overcome their online learning challenges. Twenty tablets went to students at Scotts Hall Primary School, while the...
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Police charge three men in connection with $1 billion drug bust

Jamaica Gleaner - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 01:09
The Narcotics police have charged three men in connection with Monday's seizure of more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Black River, St Elizabeth.  They are to appear in the St Elizabeth Parish Court on Thursday,...
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#JLPConference | Holness would support death penalty for gun crime convicts

Jamaica Gleaner - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 00:18
If Prime Minister Andrew Holness were to have his way, criminals convicted for illegal possession of a firearm would be liable to face the death penalty. "That's how strongly I feel about it," Holness said Sunday at the Jamaica Labour Party's Annual Conference at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew.
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Traffic changes for section of Shortwood Road amid ford repairs

Jamaica Gleaner - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 23:35
The National Works Agency (NWA) has made traffic changes to a section of Shortwood Road, St Andrew amid work on the Benson Ford. The NWA is constructing concrete pavements at both approaches as part of repairs to...
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#JLPConference | Don't let down Andrew, Bruce beseeches

Jamaica Gleaner - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 23:13
Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has urged minister's in the Andrew Holness-led government not to let down the Prime Minister. At the same time, Golding said he has told Holness that he has immense political capital that he should not...
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JPS shocked by new mandatory inspection rates

Jamaica Gleaner - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 22:47
The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it is shocked by the recent spike in the cost of the mandatory inspection and certification of properties to receive electricity. Previously, there was no cost for inspection. However, with the...
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#JLPConference | PM says now is not the time for politics and elections

Jamaica Gleaner - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 22:07
WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said there are no immediate plans for local government elections. Local government elections are constitutionally due by February 27, 2022 after they were postponed in 2020. Addressing Jamaica...
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NCU Study: Religious people more favourable to COVID-19 vaccination

Jamaica Gleaner - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 21:44
A study by the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) has found that more religious people are in favour of receiving COVID-19 vaccines compared to non-religious Jamaicans. The study, which looked at COVID-19 vaccination status among...
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#JLPConference | Listen to the people, JLP tells PNP over SOE

Jamaica Gleaner - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 20:10
WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP's) Floyd Green has told the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) to listen to the security forces and the wider voices of Jamaicans to restore the states of emergency (SOE). Since 2018...
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Man linked to suspected Manchester abduction arrested

Jamaica Gleaner - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 19:45
A man believed to have abducted a Manchester woman has been arrested by the Santa Cruz Police. His name has not been released. The police say a Remington Ruger 9mm pistol with a magazine containing eighteen 9mm rounds of ammunition was ...
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KPH to be main beneficiary of 2022 Sagicor Sigma run

Jamaica Gleaner - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 19:25
Sagicor Foundation Jamaica, the organiser of the annual Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, has announced that the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) will be the main beneficiary of the annual charity road race set for February 2022. KPH serves an...
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OUR extends deadline for telecoms entities to offer roaming limits

Jamaica Gleaner - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 18:23
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has extended the deadline for telecommunications providers to offer post-paid mobile customers the option to set spending limits when roaming. This decision, initially set to take effect on December 18 ...
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Hush surrounds funeral plans for Kevin Smith

Jamaica Gleaner - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 06:14
Two weeks after an autopsy was performed and the body of deceased cult pastor Kevin Smith was handed over to relatives, there is an atmosphere of secrecy surrounding arrangements for his final rites. Smith, the late leader of the Pathways...
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Down but stronger than many

Jamaica Gleaner - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 06:12
Scores of Jamaican mothers are ringing up an abuse helpline each month, seeking refuge in the national women’s shelter. Ultimately, they hope to escape attackers bent on bloodshed and pain – in many cases, their children’s fathers. Since its...
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