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  1. Anti-Trump protests
  2. Ja need not worry re Trump policy
  3. Move to split St Catherine Parish Council
  4. Alleged JC student killer remanded
  5. Big win for weed
  6. Cockpit Country boundary decision delayed
In this Oct. 6, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall in Sandown, N.H. Trump made a series of lewd and sexually charged comments about women as he waited to make a cameo appearance on a soap opera in 2005. The Republican presidential nominee issued a rare apology Friday, “if anyone was offended.” (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) *** Local Caption *** In this October 6, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall in Sandown, New Hampshire. Trump made a series of lewd and sexually charged comments about women as he waited to make a cameo appearance on a soap opera in 2005. The Republican presidential nominee issued a rare apology Friday.
Donald Trump, US president elect

Anti-Trump protesters descended on Trump Towers in both New York City and Chicago to express outrage over the businessman’s victory at the polls on Tuesday. See full story on The Gleaner’s website. Or read more here.

Counsellor of Political and Economic Affairs at the United States Embassy in Jamaica Christian Redmer has moved to allay fears about the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the Office of President of the United States. “This is the 45th administration the United States has had, and we have had all types. No one knows for sure what the future will bring, and I say that with complete candour, however, I would remind you that we do have a strong and enduring relationship between the two countries,” he said while speaking at a post-US election Gleaner Editors’ ForumSee full story on The Gleaner’s website.

The House of Representatives descended into chaos this afternoon forcing the House Speaker to rise from his seat to regain control as Opposition members tried to block the tabling of a bill. The Bill, the Local Governance (Amendment) Act, 2016, would split the Portmore municipality from the St Catherine Municipal Corporation. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

Quacie Hart, the man charged with the murder of Jamaica College student, Nicholas Francis, was remanded when he appeared in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court today. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

The number of Americans living in states with recreational marijuana more than tripled after at least three states voted to fully legalise the drug. But the election of Republican Donald Trump and GOP majorities in the Senate and House tempered advocates’ excitement about an easing of federal restrictions. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

SOME EIGHT years on and at least two changes in the political administration, the Jamaican public continues the wait for a decision on the island’s ecological gem, the Cockpit Country. The latest promise of a decision came in June this year from Minister Daryl Vaz, who has responsibility for land, environment and climate change in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.