Douglas apologises for hospital clash, knocks PNP for ‘curious’ probe

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People’s National Party (PNP) Councillor Kari Douglas yesterday apologised for her role in a confrontation with a doctor at Bustamante Hospital for Children on Sunday morning.

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Minister: Telecoms customers will continue to have challenges

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CUSTOMERS of the country’s two major telecommunications providers will continue to experience some challenges with their services, portfolio Minister Fayval Williams indicated in the House of Representatives yesterday.

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Pension lobby group calls on regulator to loosen restrictions

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THE Pension Industry Association of Jamaica (PIAJ) is calling for the Financial Services Commission (FSC), which regulates approved pension schemes in Jamaica, to facilitate a more harmonious relationship with industry stakeholders.The call came from head of the membership and lobby group, Sanya Goffe, at this week’s Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange at the newspaper’s Beechwood Avenue headquarters in St Andrew.

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Children’s Advocate probing reports of abuse at school for the blind

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CHILDREN’S Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has disclosed that her office is now investigating reports of abuse at Salvation Army School for the Blind in St Andrew.

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Finally!

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TEN years after she was dismissed by Calabar High School in St Andrew, much legal wrangling, and many letters, veteran educator Annette Peynado is finally to receive the money owed to her.

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Minister agrees more investment needed to boost dental health care

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LUCEA, Hanover — Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says there is need for oral health to be an accepted standard of the public health care infrastructure.

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Children aged 5 to 14 hardest hit by dengue

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MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has disclosed that children between the ages of five and 14 account for the age group with the largest number of suspected and confirmed dengue-related deaths.The revelation was made during Tufton’s statement to Parliament yesterday, where he stated that as at November 7, there were 61 suspected/confirmed deaths, of which 17 occurred in 2018 and 44 since the start of the year.

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‘New beginning’ for Ja’s faith-based tourism

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Faith-based tourism in Jamaica got a major boost yesterday with the arrival of 1,800 visitors as part of Bishop TD Jakes’s 2019 Faith and Family Cruise on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam, which called at the Falmouth Cruise Port.Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett met the iconic, international clergyman and his entourage at the Falmouth Port, after which they headed for a brunch, hosted by Jamaica Vacations Limited, at Royalton White Sands Resort in Trelawny.

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Bush fire index to be ready in a few months

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DIRECTOR of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica (Met Office), Evan Thompson, says the index being developed by the agency to predict bush fires should be ready within the next few months.“We are working on it,” he said, noting that the index will determine the areas where bush fires are likely to occur, so that the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) and other relevant stakeholders can begin monitoring.

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Mona Road a cow pasture at night

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Dear Editor,Every night Mona Road is transformed into a cow pasture for a herd of cows.As some sections of the road are dimly lit, often these cows seem to just appear out of nowhere.This is a disaster waiting to happen.These cows need to be removed before there is a serious accident.It is a most selfish act on the part of the owner who is putting motorists at risk.

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