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  1. Portia to step down Apr 2
  2. PNP to choose new president Mar 26
  3. Nominations open today for PNP presidency
  4. Woman’s body found in  barrel
  5. Missing Camperdown student died in hospital
  6. JDF seaman charged for murder of colleague

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1. Portia to step down Apr 2

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller yesterday ended weeks of speculation about her departure date, telling members of the People’s National Party’s (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC) that her resignation letter would be handed to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen on April 2. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. PNP to choose new president Mar 26

People’s National Party president Portia Simpson Miller is to demit office on April 2. A week earlier on March 26, the party will host a special delegates’ conference to choose its new president. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Nominations open today for PNP presidency

Nominations are open today for the post of People’s National Party president. The nomination period will remain open until Friday, with the party to host a special delegates’ conference to choose its new president on March 26. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Woman’s body found in barrel

The St Thomas police are investigating the killing of a woman in the community of Ramble. The woman’s body was found by passers by in a gully about noon today. It was stuffed in a barrel. It is believed she may have been killed elsewhere and the body dumped there. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Missing Camperdown student died in hospital

A female student of the Camperdown High School in Kingston who had been reported missing, died in hospital yesterday afternoon from natural causes. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. JDF seaman charged for murder of colleague

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) member who was arrested for the murder of his colleague, 30-year-old Lance Corporal Michael Frazer, has been charged. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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