Big support for Sexual Harassment Bill

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Jamaicans who believe Parliament should pass the Sexual Harassment Bill far outnumber those who say the proposed legislation is not necessary.Those are the findings of the latest survey conducted by pollster Bill Johnson for the Jamaica Observer.Johnson’s team of researchers went into the field July 9-12, 2020 and canvassed the views of 1,200 voting-age Jamaicans. The poll has a sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 per cent.

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Gov’t allocates $1 billion for students on PATH, poor relief support

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THE Government will be allocating $1 billion in back-to-school assistance to just over 200,000 children who are on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) and poor relief support.

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It’s Sept 3

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday listed a raft of policies and projects implemented by his four-year-old Administration as he laid the foundation for a second mandate which the Government will seek when Jamaicans go to the polls on Thursday, September 3.

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Unruly partygoers cause shutdown of more than 30 beaches, rivers

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LESS than 24 hours after the Jamaica Observer Online first reported that scores of people were partying at the famous Spanish Bridge attraction in St Mary, with no regard for the COVID-19 protocols, Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has ordered its immediate closure.

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Contracts signed for meals, microscope at KPH

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THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has allocated $1.164 billion to provide meals at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH).The three-year contract was signed between the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) and the service provider, Patsy Lyn Caterers Limited, on Monday at the National Chest Hospital in Kingston.

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Kgn buildings, including OPM, closed due to COVID threat

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OPERATIONS at several major buildings in the Corporate Area, including two located at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), were yesterday suspended due to suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases.In a statement sent to the media, OPM Permanent Secretary Audrey Sewell indicated that protocols have been implemented that are consistent with COVID-19 guidelines “due to a suspected coronavirus case”.

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Back-to-school support for adolescent parents

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THE Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) on Monday received a cheque valued at just over $1 million from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to support and offset back-to-school expenses for adolescent parents.This represents the AHF’s support to the WCJF’s Advancing Secondary, Tertiary Remedial, Education for Adolescent Mothers (A-STREAM) Programme.

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Contracts signed for meals, microscope at KPH

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THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has allocated $1.164 billion to provide meals at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH).The three-year contract was signed between the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) and the service provider, Patsy Lyn Caterers Limited, on Monday at the National Chest Hospital in Kingston.

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Safety protocols at US Embassy

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Q: I recently returned to Jamaica and have an upcoming appointment with the Consular Section at the US Embassy. What safety precautions should I take? 

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Any attempt to ban dreadlocks in Canada would be absurd

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Dear Mr Brown,I would like to know if any of the Canadian colleges that you represent have any policy against dreadlocks. I am not a Rastafarian, but I have locks. I want to know if the constitutional laws of Canada are similar to Jamaica. — OB Dear OB:

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