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  1. JLP wins #LocalGovtElection
  2. No Portia at PNP HQ
  3. Bolt movie success
  4. Bartlett named ‘World’s Leading Personality’
  5. Inability to measure leads to unproductivity
  6. First commercial US-Havana flight lands as Cuba mourns Castro

SwearingInHolnessZG20160303primeministerandrewholnessi1. JLP win #LocalGovtElection

With the February 25 general election win providing well-needed momentum for its candidates, the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) yesterday overturned the People’s National Party’s (PNP) stranglehold on municipal corporations and took control of the majority of the local authorities islandwide. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. No Portia at PNP HQ

Over at the PNP’s Old Hope Road headquarters, the party president, Portia Simpson Miller, did not address the crowd gathered to hear her concede victory. That job was left up to outgoing General Secretary, Paul Burke, who said the defeat was disappointing.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

BoltGoldW20130811RM3. Bolt movie success

Quite accustomed to motoring along throughout his career, track and field’s golden boy Usain Bolt took his time as he made his way down the red carpet at last night’s London premiere of his biopic, I am Bolt, and he wasn’t alone. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Bartlett named ‘World’s Leading Personality’

For his monumental contribution to travel and tourism, Jamaica’s Edmund Bartlett has been named the World’s Leading Personality for Outstanding Services to Travel by the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Inability to measure leads to unproductivity

Dr Charles Douglas, chief executive officer (CEO) at the Jamaica Productivity Centre, believes a major obstacle that hinders businesses in Jamaica from growing and developing is an inability to measure. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. First commercial US-Havana flight lands as Cuba mourns Castro

Passengers erupted into applause as the first commercial flight from the United States to Havana in more than 50 years landed in Cuba, arriving as the island begins week-long memorial services for revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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