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Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 10:28 AM

D.K. Duncan

The member of parliament for Eastern Hanover last week announced that he will not be seeking re-election for the post of chairman for the People's National Party (PNP) Region Six after the Young Turk, Ian Hayles, launched a bid to replace him.

Dr Peter Phillips

The finance minister was back on the front pages as he lauded the island's teachers for agreeing to a new wage contract in line with the offer placed on the table by his ministry. There was to be more good news for Phillips as

the International Monetary Fund announced, as expected, that Jamaica had passed the ninth quarterly test.

George Thomas

The legal fraternity was plunged into mourning following the death of the president of the Cornwall Bar Association in a traffic collision along the Flankers main road in Montego Bay, St James.

Stephen Francis

As the nation prepared to start

the gold rush at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, the MVP Track Club boss placed the almost obligatory controversy in the mix as he questioned the necessity of pre-championships training camps arranged by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association.

Marva Bernard

She has been an outstanding servant of local netball, but as she moves towards the exit, the president has come in for some harsh criticism after the Sunshine Girls failed to overcome England yet again and were forced to settle for fourth spot at the Netball World Cup.

Joan Gordon-Webley

The former Jamaica Labour Party firebrand who has opted to switch sides to the ruling People's National Party moved to address long-running whispers questioning her role in the death of her then political opponent, Roy McGann, and the suicide/murder of her husband, Captain Glenmore Webley, several years later.

Kemar Bailey-Cole

The Commonwealth Games 100m champion gave the nation its first disappointment going into the at IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, as he called an end to his season because of a hamstring injury.