Caribbean leaders pay tribute to Sir Alister McIntyre

Observer on April 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE immense contribution of Sir Alister McIntyre to Caribbean development for more than 50 years was highlighted yesterday by the region’s political and academic leaders, in tribute to the 87-year-old former University of the West Indies (The UWI) vice chancellor who passed away Saturday evening.A Grenadian by birth, Sir Alister passed away in Jamaica.

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‘Mathletic’ win boosts morale at Cumberland High

Observer on April 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

FIVE students of Cumberland High led their school to victory in the Ministry of Education’s region six ‘Mathletic’ competition, which culminated two Fridays ago at Clarendon College.When head of the Math Department at the school, Ralston Timoll was contacted last week, he shared that he is elated about the institution’s recent victory.

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‘Manageable’

Observer on April 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Grade six students from at least two primary schools in St James have expressed confidence that they have done well in the just-concluded inaugural Primary Exit Profile (PEP) assessment.The students sat the final component of this year’s PEP, the Curriculum-Based Test, last week Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Protect our species

Observer on April 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

This year the theme for Earth Day, observed annually on April 22, is “Protect our Species”. The intention is to raise awareness about the increasing rate of extinction of millions of species around the world and inspire action to help address the problem.What is happening to our species and their habitat, you might ask.

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Gov’t triples Rastafari trust fund

Observer on April 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

PITFOUR, St James — The Government has announced plans to triple the $10 million set aside in a trust fund that was established for members of the Rastafari community who were brutalised by the State during the Coral Gardens incident of 1963.

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‘Cowardly bankers’

Observer on April 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

IT is time for the central bank to take the lead and provide guidance to local financial institutions on how to proceed with transactions related to Jamaica’s burgeoning medicinal marijuana industry.This is the argument being made by special advisor to the Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica, Orville Silvera.

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FFP, fisherfolk, Marine Police partner for beach clean-up

Observer on April 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

A major pre-Easter holiday clean-up of the Hunts Bay Fishing Beach and Complex last week Monday was deemed a success by the residents.According to a release from Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica, more than 50 people participated in the initiative, which saw the charity organisation partnering with the Hunts Bay Benevolent Fishermen Friendly Society, the Marine Police Division, fishermen, vendors, and residents for the clean-up.

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Labour Day activities to focus on children’s safety

Observer on April 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

CHILDREN’S safety is the focus of activities being organised by the Government to commemorate Labour Day this year on Thursday, May 23.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange says special emphasis is being placed on instituting safeguards for children on the roads and at schools.

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8 Things You Can Do for Earth Day 2019

Observer on April 22nd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Take action to protect our species — it’s our focus for Earth Day 2019. Get the facts, then find out about personal steps you can take, from pledging to stop using pesticides to save pollinators to using safer sunscreen to protect coral. Clean up your community. Find a clean-up near you or submit one you’re hosting. 

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‘My teacher pulled her skirt down and pushed me onto the cupboard…’

Observer on April 22nd, 2019 | File Under Flair -

 “I was maybe 15 years old, attending high school in Kingston, when my teacher took a liking to me,” Jason, 27 told All Woman.“She took my number under the pretence that she would send me homework, and normal conversations then turned into her sending me suggestive pictures.”

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