Speid: Teachers are scared to death of re-entering classroom

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MONTEGO BAY, St James —President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Owen Speid says the nation’s teachers are afraid of re-entering the classroom to facilitate students sitting the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exit exams in July.

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Morrison, Davis Whyte against salary cuts for politicians, civil servants

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 SENIOR trade unionist Vincent Morrison is asserting that salary cuts, both in the private and public sector, is not the solution for economic recovery post-COVID-19.He was joined in a similar expression of views by Helene Davis Whyte, president of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU).

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Government sidestepped farmers, says young grower

Observer on May 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

AS the COVID-19 pandemic hits all aspects of daily life, young Manchester farmer Andra Wynter is rueing what he says is the Jamaica Government’s sidestepping of farmers in its offer to assist significant sectors of the economy.

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What after work-from-home orders expire?

Observer on May 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

PARENTS are voicing their concern about what will happen to their children come June 1, when the work-from-home orders that were implemented to stem the spread of COVID-19 expire.The issues raised by parents include the fact that in addition to schools being closed, nurseries or daycare centres, which would usually be open in the summer, are also closed as they fall under the remit of the Early Childhood Commission.

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Digicel Foundation launches major $42-million Operation SAFE effort New push to sanitise, advocate, feed

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Digicel Foundation has announced a significant investment in Jamaica’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of its $42-million islandwide humanitarian project dubbed Operation SAFE – focused on sanitising, advocating, feeding, and enabling Jamaicans in the fight against COVID-19.

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3 possible reasons for your nagging shoulder pain

Observer on May 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

YOUR shoulder hurts really badly and you are thinking to yourself, “I didn’t fall; I didn’t hit it; I haven’t done anything outside of the ordinary”.Reaching overhead ends in pain, reaching behind you is even worst. There is one side you just cannot sleep on as it is extremely painful.

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Drug convict loses agian

Observer on May 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

CONVICTED Jamaican drug lord Norris “Deedo” Nembhard has lost another appeal in his battle against the Assets Recovery Agency, which had already seized property and motor vehicles valued at millions of dollars that he had acquired through alleged criminal conduct.

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JC old boys launch COVID-19 rescue plan

Observer on May 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

AS the world continues to grapple with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, one group that is pulling out all the stops to keep their alma mater afloat is the Jamaica College Old Boys Association (JCOBA). Two months into the COVID-19 crisis, Jamaica College has seen almost all of its supplemental income sources dry up, putting the school in a truly dire situation.

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Midwifery still relevant, important career, says assn head

Observer on May 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

PRESIDENT of The Jamaica Midwives’ Association, Aseta Hamilton has asserted that midwifery is still a relevant and crucial career to the sustained development of Jamaica.Speaking with the Jamaica Observer on Friday, Hamilton said a reduction in the rate of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality hinges on the engagement of midwives with pregnant women.

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Indian Cultural Association, Icons of Annotto Bay team up in St Mary

Observer on May 24th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

The Indian Cultural Association in Jamaica donated several care packages to residents of St Mary South Eastern and St Mary Central recently.The association joined forces with charity organisation Icons of Annotto Bay to present over 170 residents of the parish, sections of which were shut down due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in some areas, with packages, words of encouragement and goodwill.

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