PM facing three-way Senate tug of war

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An unusual three-way tug of war has developed in the leadership of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as factions try to nudge Prime Minister Andrew Holness to select a candidate of their choice to fill the seat left vacant in the Senate by the sudden resignation of Ruel Reid last Wednesday.

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Cheap, fake braces!

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Repeated warnings from trained medical professionals about the potential danger of non-professionals installing braces are being ignored by scores of Jamaicans who are taking advantage of the cheaper price while putting themselves at risk.

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Teen depression

Observer on March 24th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

TWO out of every 10 students, during their teenage years, will experience clinical depression.Clinical psychologist Dr Sonia Wynter made the disclosure two Fridays ago at the soft launch of Dynamic Mental Health School Marathon Series at Ardenne High School in St Andrew.Dr Wynter explained that the depression is described as “clinical” because individuals will need treatment to get out of it.

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Holness pleased with two-hour talks with Trump

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MIAMI, USA (CMC) — Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the message coming out of the discussions the United States President Donald Trump had with a select group of Caribbean leaders is that Washington “wants to encourage and promote a stronger relationship with the region”.

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Woman beater changes plea to guilty

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 A man who told the court that he was not guilty of slapping the mother of his child because she retaliated, changed his plea after the judge told him that the woman has all right to defend herself.On Thursday when the matter was called up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, the accused man, who claimed his job was on the line, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm.

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Man wanted for 24 years gets lucky

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A man who was wanted on a bench warrant for 24 years was lucky to be free on Friday after the presiding judge reversed a decision to take him into custody.Presiding Judge Chester Crooks remanded Delroy Shaw who was charged in December 1994 for assaulting his girlfriend following an unsuccessful application to relist the case by his attorney Ian Davis.

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Cops at it again!

Observer on March 24th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

M embers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force have been demanding money from some show promoters for them to prolong their entertainment events beyond the stipulated 2:00 am cut-off time for weekend events, the Jamaica Observer can report.

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Exciting RSPL playoff round kicks off today

Observer on March 24th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE much-anticipated Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) quarter-final playoffs kick off today with a mouth-watering first-leg double-header at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex as the University of the West Indies (UWI) battle Mount Pleasant at 5:00 pm before Arnett Gardens tackle Cavalier at 8:00 pm.

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Second hotel job seeker goes missing in MoBay

Observer on March 24th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A second woman who travelled to Montego Bay, St James for a job opportunity has gone missing.The woman, 23-year-old Felicia Tyndale, reportedly left home in Mandeville, Manchester Monday afternoon to meet a man, who is said to have told her that he could provide a job for her in the hotel sector.

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‘Grateful’

Observer on March 24th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

AT LEAST one St Andrew Technical High student has said she feels hopeful, after attending Friday’s launch of the Dynamic Mental Health School Marathon Series at her school.In fact, the teen, who did not wish to be identified, told the Jamaica Observer on Friday that she is grateful for the mental health school series.

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