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  1. Phillips to get PNP nod
  2. What is Portia’s legacy?
  3. Kingston to welcome first cruise ship in 5 years
  4. Alleged rapist escapes
  5. Cop killed
  6. Pork for every home
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Peter Phillips

1. Phillips to get PNP nod

Fitz Jackson yesterday claimed the support of the majority of the People’s National Party’s (PNP) 31 parliamentarians for Peter Phillips’ third run for the party’s presidency. But Ian Hayles, a key backer of the other declared contestant, Peter Bunting, said that assertion, even if true, may be of little real worth, as proved to be the case for Phillips twice before.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. What is Portia’s legacy?

Political commentator Martin Henry says while the last cycle of the Portia Simpson Miller administration might be viewed as a watershed moment in Jamaica’s longer-term history, her performance as a member of parliament is woefully lacking and her contribution to tribal politics cannot be ignored. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Kingston to welcome first cruise ship in 5 years

The Port of Kingston is today set to welcome its first cruise ship in five years. The MS Monarch, operated by Royal Caribbean’s Pullmantur Brand, will have 2,700 passengers on board. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Alleged rapist escapes

A relative of a 14-year-old girl who was last night allegedly raped by two men in Portmore, St Catherine is demanding a high-level probe into the escape of one of the suspects from police custody. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.
<h3>5. Cop killed

Kemoi Miller was brutally murdered early Sunday morning by gunmen on Maxfield Avenue, in the vicinity of Alexandria Road, after he reportedly visited a friend in the area. The jovial corporal, as described by colleagues, would have completed 11 years of service on January 8, 2017.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Pork for every home

Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group wants a bigger slice of the pork market and has set an ambitious target of getting a ham in “every home” this Christmas – or at the very least a good chunk of them – and to make pork and pork products a breakfast staple. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.