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  1. Trump triumphs
  2. Portia congratulates Trump, raises immigration concerns
  3. Local government elections draw nigh
  4. Usain, Elaine among IAAF Athlete of the Year nominees
  5. Tax break for farmers, pharmaceutical operators
  6. WICB plans to tax T20 stars
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, president-elect in The United States

1. Donald Trump wins US presidential elections

Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America’s 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalised on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House. See full story on The Gleaner’s website. Find out even more here.

2. Portia congratulates Trump, raises immigration concerns

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated Republican Donald J. Trump on being elected President of the United States of America. “Throughout his campaign, he offered policy solutions that may impact immigrant communities in the United States. We have some concerns, since Jamaicans are a big part of the immigrant community in the US,” she said. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Local government elections draw nigh

Local Government Elections are to be held on Monday November 28. Nomination Day is Friday November 11. As things heat up, People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller has directed her candidates contesting the November 28 local government elections to “leave nothing to chance”. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Usain, Elaine among IAAF Athlete of the Year nominees

Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson have been revealed as finalists for the IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards after the end of a three-way voting process. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Tax break for farmers, pharmaceutical operators

President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica, Ainsley Jones, has welcomed the removal of the special consumption tax (SCT) on alcohol used in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, pointing out that consumers would benefit from this measure. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. WICB plans to tax T20 stars

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has defended its decision to impose a 20 percent levy on the contract fees of its T20 stars playing in overseas domestic tournaments, saying revenue raised will be used to aid the development of players in the territories. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.