‘A bit of a disaster’

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The Hagley Park Road Improvement Project is proving an inconvenience to a number of companies in the general vicinity of the Portia Simpson Miller Square (formerly Three Miles), with one business operator saying that he may be forced to relocate.

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Cabinet members to get good governance training, says PM

Observer on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Observer News -

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that all members of the Cabinet will now be exposed to training in good governance practices as a measure to safeguard against corruption.

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NESOL boss admits to drug offence 25 years ago

Observer on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Observer News -

Carolyn Warren, the managing director of National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL) who Phillip Paulwell has called on the prime minister to fire because of a drug offence, has admitted that she does have a conviction.Warren admitted to the conviction Thursday night, saying that it happened in 1993 and that she was given a suspended sentence.

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Education ministry pumps $540m into early stimulation programme

Observer on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Observer News -

THE Education Ministry is to spend $540 million on an early stimulation/intervention programme, initially targeting 90 early childhood institutions.The ministry says children will be allowed to attend these centres at no cost to parents, and that it will: provide trained early childhood teachers and caregivers; upgrade facilities as needed; provide furniture and equipment and resource materials.

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Court awards man $3.5 million for crushed leg

Observer on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Observer News -

A pedestrian whose left leg was crushed after he was hit by a van in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, six years ago, has been awarded $3.5 million in damages by the Supreme Court.Justice Cresencia Brown, in handing down the award on Tuesday in favour of Brian Foster, ruled that Vanguard Security Company must pay $3.5 million for the claimant’s pain and suffering along with interest and add-on cost.

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Appleton Estate Tour whitewashes history

Gleaner on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Voice of the people -

THE EDITOR, Sir:On June 5, 2018, a group of us from the UK toured the Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth. The tour was professionally conducted. That is until the narrative about the plantation’s history began to unfold. It started with a cute little…

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What are the symptoms of stage 4 breast cancer?

Medical on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

When breast cancer reaches stage 4, it will have spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Cancer cells in new parts of the body can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Here, we explain the symptoms that occur when breast cancer spreads to the bones, liver, or brain. We also cover other symptoms and treatment.

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How can you tell if your baby is head down?

Medical on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

Baby dropping is when the baby’s head faces downward in the womb before birth. It usually happens toward the end of the third trimester. There is no specific week that women should expect their baby to drop. Signs include a lower belly and pressure in the pelvis. Learn more about signs of baby dropping here.

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Is there a way to lose weight on birth control?

Medical on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Women's Health -

Many women who use birth control believe that weight gain can be a side effect. While studies oppose weight gain related to birth control pills, some individuals report gaining weight after they start taking them. However, lifestyle changes can help weight control when a person is on birth control. Learn more here.

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Holness not dancing here; will he dance abroad as Caricom prez?

Observer on July 13th, 2018 | File Under Commentary -

Many Jamaicans have not learnt that believing something does not make it true; disliking a man does not mean he is not best for the job, or liking Brazil does not mean they will win. Many people like Andrew Holness and also Peter Phillips. Why?

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