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They made the news last week!

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM



Juliet Holness


The wife of Opposition Leader Andrew Holness grabbed the headlines after news broke that she is being considered by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as its parliamentary candidate for the East Rural St Andrew constituency. Mrs Holness, who is a businesswoman, is poised to replace Senator Alexander Williams as the JLP's standard-bearer. The entry of Mrs Holness sets the stage for an enthralling clash with Imani Duncan Price, who has been chosen to carry the People's National Party flag in the constituency.


Horace Dalley


He has not been out of the news since being reassigned for a second stint at the helm of the health ministry 28 days ago. Daley was first on the front pages last week seeking to assure the country that the proper procedures had been followed for the State to carry out the burials of several babies, most of whom were said to be stillborn. The minister confirmed that some 65 bodies of babies had been collected from the morgue of the Kingston Public Hospital by Brown's Funeral Home, in keeping with its standing arrangement with the Government.


Dr Morais Guy


The minister without portfolio in the housing ministry was in the news last week denouncing the unauthorised distribution of state-owned property in St Andrew. The lands were reportedly being subdivided and sold under a "political land for the poor" scheme. Lots in Dallas Mountain are allegedly being sold for as low as $3,000 and as high as $25,000 to persons from all social classes, in a project being led by the Bedward Gardens Providence Society.


Monsignor Richard Albert


Tears flowed freely after news broke that the 69-year-old Roman Catholic priest had died. Albert passed away last Monday evening hours after complaining of feeling ill. He joined the Catholic ministry in Jamaica in 1976 after arriving here from New York and went on to establish the St Patrick's Foundation and the Stella Maris Foundation.


Steve McGregor


The commanding officer for St James did not mince words last week as he blamed the police's negligence for the escape of six prisoners from the Freeport Police Station lock-up. The six escapees, including Shaniel Luton, who was recently convicted of a double murder, tunnelled their way out of their cell and escaped over the station's perimeter fencing.