Heroes’ weekend warning

Observer on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is urging boaters to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures when traversing the waterways this Heroes’ weekend.“The Maritime Authority of Jamaica takes the safety and protection of life at sea very seriously,” said Rear Admiral (ret’d) Peter Brady, director general of the MAJ.

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Victoria Jubilee Hospital does it again

Observer on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

OPERATING on a patient who is right in front of you is one thing, but operating on a patient you cannot see with the naked eye or actually handle with your hands is nothing short of phenomenal.

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Jamaica moving to make adoption less tedious

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MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says all councillors from municipalities across the island are expected to participate in the upcoming Seventh Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP20).The three-day event, which is slated to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James from July 8 to 10 next year, is being organised by the Ministry of Local Government

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US hospital ship to provide health services to J’cans Oct 28 to Nov 1

Observer on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

JAMAICANS are to benefit from the visit of the US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), which will be anchored in Kingston to offer free medical services between October 28 to November 1, 2019, the US Embassy in Kingston said in a release.

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Union concerned as NESol shutdown nears

Observer on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

WITH just two weeks to go before National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol) is slated to shut down, the union representing workers at the State agency fears that entitlements may not be settled in time for the October 30 deadline.

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PNP, JLP agree to political debates ahead of next general elections

Observer on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) and the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have agreed, in principle, to participate in up to three political debates to be organised and staged by the Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC) ahead of the nation’s next general elections.

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Councillors to attend regional confab on disaster risk reduction

Observer on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says all councillors from municipalities across the island are expected to participate in the upcoming Seventh Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP20). The three-day event, which is slated to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James from July 8 to 10 next year, is being organised by the Ministry of Local Government.

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Bolt fever

Observer on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

WHEN word got out yesterday that retired track sensation Usain Bolt was in Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town, St Catherine, the atmosphere in the inner-city community was at fever pitch.For residents, even those who care little about athletics, a legend had come to town. No one wanted to miss a piece of “history”.

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Best gift, ever

Observer on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

FIRE victim Sean Sutherland’s misfortunes were yesterday reversed when he was handed the keys to a two-bedroom house in Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town, St Catherine.It was the perfect gift for the father of two, who celebrated his 39th birthday on Monday.

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Training centre for infection prevention, control to be established

Observer on October 18th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness is to establish a best practice training centre for infection prevention and control (IPC).The setting up of the centre is part of a raft of measures to be undertaken over the next two years, with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO), to strengthen the country’s IPC strategy.

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