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  1. No safe seats - Tufton urges candidates to reflect on optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Gleaner

    On November 22, 2011, when the House of Representatives met for the last time before the dissolution of Parliament, Dr Christopher Tufton, the member of parliament for South West St Elizabeth, arrived late for the sitting. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine that the voters were getting ready to ensure he was absent from the Lower House for the next four years.

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  2. 'Let not your heart be troubled' - Holness reassures Labourites concerned by pollRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | The Gleaner

    Jamaica Labour Party Leader Andrew Holness speaks with supporters during a JLP Area Council One meeting in Olympic Gardens, St Andrew, yesterday. Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness turned to scripture yesterday as he sought to calm nervous party supporters hours before Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announced February 25 as the date for the general election.

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  3. David vs Goliath ... PNP West Portland aspirant vows victory over VazRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | The Gleaner

    Vernon Hemmings, the man who is said to have the Jamaica Labour Party's Daryl Vaz on the defensive in West Portland has painted himself "a David" who will topple Goliath. "The Comrades of west Portland are not in fear of this Goliath.

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  4. Sex workers back on MoBay streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | The Gleaner

    IN what appears to be an act of defiance, sex workers were back on the streets of Montego Bay in large numbers last weekend, just hours after scores of them were detained, warned and subsequently released by the St James police. "Work hard fe get and me have me children dem fe tek care, and believe me, gentleman, me nah go tief," one of the sex workers told The Gleaner Friday night.

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  5. Sex workers back on MoBay streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | The Gleaner

    IN what appears to be an act of defiance, sex workers were back on the streets of Montego Bay in large numbers last weekend, just hours after scores of them were detained, warned and subsequently released by the St James police. "Work hard fe get and me have me children dem fe tek care, and believe me, gentleman, me nah go tief," one of the sex workers told The Gleaner Friday night.

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  6. Scores held in massive - MoBay anti-prostitution raidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | The Gleaner

    Seventy six persons, 43 females and 33 males, who the police say were operating as illicit sex workers, were rounded up and detained yesterday morning in a massive police operation which covered several sections of downtown Montego Bay. "Then is so much prostitute deh a Montego Bay ... all man prostitute to, but a wha dis father," remarked a passer-by as he watched lawmen loading the accused persons into several police vehicles.

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  7. Gordon Robinson: Jamaica's lost chanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 16 | The Gleaner

    In 2011, the PNP successfully countered the JLP's campaign focus on Andrew Holness with a slew of youthful candidates. Several under-40s were successful, including Lisa Hanna ; Dr Dayton Campbell ; Damion Crawford ; Jolyan Silvera ; Arnaldo Brown ; Mikael Phillips ; Julian Robinson ; and Raymond Pryce .

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  8. PNP disintegrating?Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 13 | The Gleaner

    For the past few weeks there have been several squabbles in the ruling People's National Party . There have been continuing tensions in North East St Elizabeth, Northern Trelawny, and East Portland.

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  9. Cash help for Portland flood victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Gareth Davis Sr./ photographer Minister of Labour and Social Security Dr Fenton Ferguson diring a tour of flood ravaged areas of East Portland with, Mayor of Port Antonio Wayne McKenzie, councilor Elaine Osbourne, and Member of Parliament for the area, Dr Lynvale Bloomfield. Residents of East Portland who were hard hit by the recent flood rains are each to receive a maximum payout out of $2.2 million, through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security .

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  10. PNP settles quarrel - in East Portland - Gareth Davis SnrRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | The Gleaner

    The tense situation, which prevailed among People's National Party councillors in Portland during and after the internal election to choose the party's standard-bearer for East Portland in the upcoming general election seems to be history. A show of unity was evident at a press briefing hosted by the PNP on Wednesday.

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  11. Tension among PNP councillors in East Portland easesRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2015 | The Gleaner

    The tense situation, which prevailed among People's National Party councillors during and after the internal election in East Portland During the lead up to the September 6 internal election, the support from the four sitting councillors was split evenly, which saw Benny White and Dexter Rowland supporting the incumbent, while Elaine Osborne and Mayor Wayne McKenzie supported the Moore.

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  12. Gov't to allocate $5m more to East Portland emergency fundRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Minister of Local Government Noel Arscott, says the parish council has spent between $3 and $4 million to carry out minimal work. The Government is to provide an additional $5 million to carry out further emergency works in sections of East Portland that were severely affected by heavy rains recently.

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  13. Gov't to fund more Portland repairsRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2015 | The Gleaner

    The government will be providing an additional $5 million to carry out further emergency works in sections of East Portland that were severely affected by heavy rains recently. This was announced by State Minister for transport, Works and Housing Richard Azan, following a tour of the worst-affected areas of the parish on Wednesday.

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  14. Monsignor Richard Albert dies suddenlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2015 | The Gleaner

    The local Roman Catholic Church has been plunged into mourning following the sudden death last night of noted priest, Monsignor Richard Albert, who served the mission in Jamaica for almost 40 years. West Portland member of parliament and close friend, Daryl Vaz, found Albert "labouring to breathe" at his St Andrew home minutes after 11 yesterday morning, after a phone call to the outspoken priest went unanswered.

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  15. Vaz to table questions on pile up of babies' bodies at Kingston hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2015 | The Gleaner

    The Member of Parliament for West Portland has served notice that he will be tabling questions on the pile up of bodies of stillborn babies at the Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee hospitals in the South Eastern Regional Health Authority.

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  16. Outstanding performance from Portland policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2015 | The Gleaner

    THE EDITOR, Sir: This is an open letter to Superintendent of Police Oberlene Smith-Whyte of the Portland Police Division. Dear Supt.

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  17. East Portland unsettledRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Confusion, chaotic, and instability are just some of the words being used to describe the troubling situation now facing the People's National Party in East Portland ahead of the impending parliamentary election. The unrest among supporters of attorney Andrea Moore and the incumbent, Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, now appears to be far from over following the reported walkout by some party workers at the Port Antonio High School on Saturday evening.

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  18. More turmoil for PNP in East Portland, Comrades storm out of meetings in rejecting BloomfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Bloomfield ... On September 6, he lost an internal election to attorney Andrea Moore polling 133 votes to her 144. However, the PNP hierarchy overruled the voters and later announced that Bloomfield would be retained.

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  19. East Portland: PNP safe seat only recentlyRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2015 | The Gleaner

    I refer to Gareth Davis Sr's interesting piece in The Sunday Gleaner of October 25 regarding Derron Wood as the new Jamaica Labour Party candidate in East Portland for the next election. The article was, unfortunately, marred by a glaring error.

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  20. Psychological warfare - PNP moves to heal East Portland ahead of Simpson Miller's visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 | The Gleaner

    Residents in a community outside Fair Prospect in East Portland doing their laundry and catching water at Black River in the parish. "IT IS a psychological warfare," declared a supporter of Andrea Moore last Thursday amid tensions within the East Portland People's National Party family over the decision to keep Dr The aim of the war, he said, is to push the party to the point where it has no option but to reverse its decision and to instead go forward with Moore.

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