LOCAL FORECAST Friday, January 04, 2019

Power on January 4th, 2019 | File Under Power 106 News -

There is a High Pressure Ridge is across Jamaica. Additionally, there is a Low-Level Jet stream across the island and the central Caribbean. They will persist across the island until Saturday morning,

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Less of one scandal after another

Observer on January 4th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

Okay, okay, 2018 has come to a close. What a year it was! There were many ups and downs. Some of the changes came so fast we could hardly catch our breath. We started 2019 with rough weather for some parts of the island as our environment warned us that we should not treat it carelessly. So, let’s get going and do what has to be done. We also started the year with efforts to clean up the country by banning some of the much-discussed plastic bags and styrofoam containers. Many are…

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Ja’s economy — comparative advantage and economies of scale

Observer on January 4th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

Happy New Year! So let’s refresh our minds of the mission of this generation and allow Cabinet to say what it expects to achieve to this end and what we can do to help. The fathers of Independence set us the task to prosper Jamaica; our serial Cabinets never repudiated it, but never achieved it.

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Breakfast at Sunrise

Observer on January 4th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

On New Year’s morning, while the rest of The Rock slept off New Year’s Eve revelry, the sunnation Sunrise Breakfast Party broke dawn at the 2019 iteration of its annual breakfast party series. No one, including Friday Social, anticipated the turnout — hundreds of locals, overseas college students on break, sponsors, and followers of the hit party series — at the sunnation Estate, University of the West Indies, Mona. Paper umbrellas, paper fans, and branded tumblers with a…

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Gov’t steps up anti-dengue campaign after December leap

Observer on January 4th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday said that figures provided by the Epidemiological Unit confirmed that the dengue virus epidemic threshold was breached in December.He said that the 123 dengue cases (suspected, presumed, and confirmed) reported in December, breached the threshold of 96 reported cases for the first time during 2018.

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Sandals to eliminate Styrofoam at all its resorts

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Sandals Resorts International (SRI) says that in a continued display of its commitment to protect the environment it will, as of February 1, 2019, eliminate all Styrofoam from its 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across the region.The company also recently eliminated single-use plastics from its operations.

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15 Chinese companies operating in Jamaica

Observer on January 4th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE economic and trade relationship between Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China is very active, with 15 Chinese companies operating in Jamaica with cumulative investments of US$2 billion.

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Police impose curfew as SOE ends in St Catherine North

Observer on January 4th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A curfew imposed in sections of the St Catherine North Police Division at 6:00 pm on Wednesday will remain in effect until 6:00 pm today.The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:North: Along Greendale main road from the bridge at Dempshire Pen to the intersection with Michael Manley Boulevard.East: Along Michael Manley Boulevard from Greendale main road to the intersection with Spanish Town Bypass.

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UDC to act on recommendations from audit of St Ann attractions

Observer on January 4th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says it will, within two weeks, act on recommendations coming out of an independent forensic audit into allegations of fraud and corruption at Dunn’s River Falls and Park and two other tourist attractions managed by the St Ann Development Company (SADCO).

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This Day in History — January 4

Observer on January 4th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Today is the 4th day of 2019. There are 361 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1974: US President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee. OTHER EVENTS1762: Britain declares war against Spain and Naples.1797: Napoleon Bonaparte defeats Austrians at Rivoli, Italy.

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