Haughton anxious to start new role as senator

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ECONOMIST Dr Andre Haughton is anxious to take up his new role as Senator in the Upper House of Parliament.The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) announced yesterday that Haughton will replace Noel Sloley as Opposition senator. Sloley tendered his resignation recently.

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Cop’s body found with gunshot wound in car

Observer on April 15th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Police High Command and the Jamaica Police Federation have condemned the murder of District Constable Michael Alladice, whose body was discovered early yesterday with a gunshot wound to the head.Alladice was found dead in his car off Windward Road in Kingston.

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Damion is back

Observer on April 15th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

WHEN People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips spoke to party supporters at a workers’ meeting in Portland Eastern last Wednesday, he indicated that defeated candidate in the recently held by-election, Damion Crawford, would have national duties, signalling then that the PNP vice-president would be heading back to the Senate.

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Web portal for cybercrime reports ready by month-end

Observer on April 15th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A w eb portal for victims to report cybercrimes or cyber incidents will become operational by month-end. Head of the Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (Ja-CIRT), Dr Moniphia Hewling, who made the disclosure on Friday, said that her team is getting the portal ready with the domain name system (DNS) being ironed out.

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Sandals Resorts named UK Superbrand for 11th consecutive year

Observer on April 15th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

SANDALS Resorts has, for the 11th consecutive year, been awarded the United Kingdom Superbrands, one of just nine travel companies in the world to receive this distinction.

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Private sector groups calls for political consensus on national ID system

Observer on April 15th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THREE powerful private sector groups, while respecting last Friday’s court ruling on the proposed National Identification System (NIDS), say the underlying broad policy objectives that were sought to be achieved are still of great significance and urgent in modernising the Jamaican society and ensuring that each citizen is accounted for in our advancement towards the achievement of Vision 2030.

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Minister calls for end to short-term contracts for hotel workers

Observer on April 15th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Government has warned stakeholders in the tourism industry that the days of employing workers on short contracts in hotels are numbered.The tourism sector, which raked in some US$3.3 billion from the 4.3 million visitors welcomed to the Jamaican shores last year, directly employs approximately 120,000 people.

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CARIFORUM-EU Regional Consultations open today in Kingston

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THE CARIFORUM-EU Regional Consultations on the successor to the ACP-EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement that will expire in 2020, opens today in Kingston. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, who chaired CARIFORUM Caucus and will be co-chairing the CARIFORUM-EU Consultations, said she looked forward to welcoming all visiting delegations,

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Gov’t happy there is no cap on Windrush compensation

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THE Senate on Friday welcomed news that the British Government will not be placing a cap on amounts which will ultimately be paid out to the victims of the Windrush immigration débâcle.

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Vows - #TheCaesar

Observer on April 15th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Romance was the farthest thing on the mind of Transcend Performance CEO Vivian Caesar and Deandra Nosworthy, nurse/celebrity make-up artist, when they met in 2000 at Seminole Middle School in Florida. Their friendship nevertheless blossomed into love and the rest, as they say, is history. On Sunday, April 2017 Vivian decided to make it official and proposed to Deandra during the Jamaica Carnival Road March. In between chippin’ down the road she paused long enough,…

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