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  1. Rough first year with Holness at helm
  2. Hannah threatened by Kartel fans
  3. Dalley knew of faulty fume-spewing AC?
  4. Labour ministry must pay blind man
  5. Solicitor General tells court to uphold ruling against public defender joining gay rights case
  6. Flow working to restore data services to customers

Holness

1. Rough first year with Holness at helm

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is confident that his administration has brought fresh hope to Jamaicans in the almost one year that it has formed the Government. Tomorrow marks one year since he led the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to a one-seat win over the People’s National Party (PNP) in the general elections. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Hanna threatened by Kartel fans

The police are now reviewing security arrangements for South East Member of Parliament (MP) Lisa Hanna amid public threats made against her on social media platforms Facebook and Instagram over comments she made relating to dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel. See full story on The Gleaner’s website. And the follow-up here.

3. Dalley knew of faulty fume-spewing AC?

An April 2007 letter has revealed that successive administrations knew about the problematic air conditioning unit now spouting noxious fumes affecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James, contradicting statements from Horace Dalley, the opposition spokesman on health, that the issue first came to light in September 2016. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Labour ministry must pay blind man

Opposition Deputy Spokesman on Labour and Social Security, Senator Floyd Morris, is calling on the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation  (KSAC) to expedite payment to Mr Carlo Bruce, a blind citizen who toppled over a bridge in Kingston in 2015. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Solicitor General tells court to uphold ruling against public defender joining gay rights case

Solicitor General Nicole Foster-Pusey has urged the Court of Appeal to uphold a lower court’s ruling barring the Public Defender from joining a gay rights case saying the office has no business in a court. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Flow to restore data services to customers

Telecommunications company Flow says it is trying to restore data services to customers who today experienced disruptions. Director of Corporate Communications at Flow Kayon Wallace said technicians are working hard to resolve the issue.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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