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JAMAICA | Opposition loses battle to curb PM powers in new disaster law

KINGSTON, March 27, 2021 - Despite herculean attempts by opposition senators on Friday to delay debate on the Disaster Risk Management (Amendment) Act (DRMA), and to impose parliamentary checks on the prime minister's move to create criminal offences by ministerial order without Parliamentary oversight, the opposition failed when the matter came up for a vote in the Senate.

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JAMAICA | Security Forces on High Alert to Enforce Stringent COVID-19 Measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 27, 2021 - The island's security forces have finalised preparations for the enforecment of the islandwide weekend  lock down over the next three weeks, the first of which is to take place this weekend commencing at 12 noon on Saturday, March 27 and ending at 5 a.m. on Monday, March 29.

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JAMAICA | Holness announces new measures to tackle COVID-19 spread

KINGSTON, March 21, 2021 - In response to the dramatic spike in Jamaica’s COVID-19 infection rate over the past few days, prime minister Andrew Holness has announced a raft of new measures aimed at  curtailing what appears to be a runaway increase in the infection rate across the island.

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JAMAICA | Mark Golding on Vale Royal talks, role of opposition, NIDS

HOPEWELL, March 20, 2021 - Opposition Leader Mark Golding, in his contribution to the 2921/22 Budget Debate, outlined his party's position on the role of the opposition, the stalled Vale Royal Talks, the need for consensus in this time of deep national crisis, asd well as the new approach to the NIDS, national identification bill.

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JAMAICA | Mark Golding on International Affairs & Foreign Policy

HOPEWELL,  Hanover, March 20, 2021 - When Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday sought to answer Opposition Leader Mark Golding who observed that Jamaica’s standing on the international stage has crumbled under the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, Holness in response told the Opposition Leader that he was ”no lightweight on the world stage.”

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