Venezuelan chargé takes issue with Observer story

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CHARGÉ d’Affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy Luisa Gutierrez has taken issue with yesterday’s Jamaica Observer story reporting on concerns raised about the sustainability of the two-year Spanish programme at the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation.

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Guardians hope missing teacher will be found alive

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GUARDIANS of missing teacher Samuel Martin say they are hopeful that he will be found alive.“We don’t know where he is right now or the condition that he is in, but we pray that God will touch the person or persons responsible for Martin’s abduction,” said Ruth Coke.

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Tufton says no measles case here

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Heath Minister Dr Christopher Tufton confirmed yesterday that there are no cases of measles detected in Jamaica. However, he expressed concern about the slow response to the vaccination programme.Dr Tufton was responding to questions from the Opposition’s spokesman on health, Dr Dayton Campbell, after delivering an update in the House of Representatives on the situation involving the regional threat from an outbreak of measles in the United States and Europe.

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Got a green sheet after your US …What it means

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Q: I received a half-page green sheet after my interview for a visiting visa. What does it mean? A: Thank you for your interest in visiting the United States.If your non-immigrant visa or “visiting visa” application was denied, you will have received a piece of paper explaining the reason. It is important that you take the time to read the explanation carefully.

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Discussions to be held with private owners of idle lands — Shaw

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MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says discussions will be held with private landowners for them to lease thousands of acres to farmers.

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IMF: Deal with corruption, IMF tells Jamaica

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging the Jamaican Government to immediately address public sector governance shortcomings to spur further economic growth.In a report following its fifth review under the stand-by arrangement for Jamaica, the IMF said achieving higher economic growth calls for action from the public and private sectors.

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St Joseph’s Infant expanding solar system

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St Joseph’s Infant School is no stranger to renewable energy initiatives and the institution is yet again raising the bar.

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Reasons to go solar

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Are you thinking that 2019 will be the year that you go solar? Jamaicans are becoming more aware of the power of the sun and the ability to tap into it as a source of renewable energy. “The decision to ‘go solar’ is often second-guessed because the start-up is a little expensive,” says Mark Blair, head of engineering, Appliance Traders Limited.

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No motive yet for Bellefield triple murder

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police were, up to last night, still trying to determine the motive for the murder of a farmer, his common-law wife and his stepson at their home in Bellefield yesterday.Police report that the bodies of Uriah Morgan and Mable Green, who were both in their 50s, as well as Morgan’s stepson from a previous relationship, 22-year-old Odean Stephenson, were found about 7:00 am with bullet wounds.

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Photo: Newlands Road crash

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

This motor car crashed on the Newlands main road in Portmore, St Catherine, yesterday morning, after the driver lost control of the vehicle, hit a wall, then ended up in a drain in the vicinity of the West Cumberland Housing Scheme. It was not clear if there were any injuries. (Photo: Paul Robinson) 

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