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  1. Phillips wants fixed dates for by-elections
  2. Comradery strong at PNP 79th conference
  3. PNP newcomer Shane Alexis
  4. Ricketts to continue Burrell legacy
  5. Fire at Sts Peter & Paul Catholic church
  6. Hotel coming for Barbican

Peter Phillips

1. Phillips wants fixed dates for by-elections

President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, is vowing that a future Government led by his party would change the present law to fix the date, within a specific time, for the holding of by-elections to fill vacancies in Parliament. According to Phillips, if this is done, “no prime minister will be able to play games with the calling of by-elections”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Comradery strong at PNP 79th conference

In making no secret of their intention to reclaim the reins of governance, solidarity shone brightest yesterday at the National Arena in Kingston as thousands of euphoric Comrades banded together for an incident-free final day of the People’s National Party’s (PNP) 79th annual conference at the National Arena in Kingston. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. PNP newcomer Shane Alexis

Political newcomer, Dr Shane Alexis, has promised his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) rival a political trouncing when the by-election for the St Mary South East constituency is called. Dr Alexis, who was named the PNP standard bearer, following the death of Dr Winston Green last month, this afternoon declared himself the right ‘Doctor’ for the constituency. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Ricketts to continue Burrell legacy

Newly elected Jamaica Football Federation president Michael Ricketts has said that although he is looking to carry what he calls the “legacy” of late former president Captain Horace Burrell, he will look to put new strategies in place to oversee the nation’s football. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Fire at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic church

Fire fighting personnel were called to the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St Andrew early this morning after sections of the property caught fire in an incident the police believe was caused by arsonists. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Hotel coming for Barbican

Architect Jeremy Millingen is part of a design team working on a new high-rise hotel that will overlook Barbican square, which itself is in the process of a transformation to bring better traffic flow management to the expanding commercial hub. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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