Sandals says it won’t cower to ‘baseless’ lawsuit

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Sandals Resorts International has labelled as baseless, both in fact and law, a class action lawsuit filed against the company in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida last week, and has said that it “will be vigorously defended” by the Jamaican hotel chain.

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Clarke meeting microfinanciers soon to discuss concerns

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Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke confirmed yesterday that he will shortly be meeting with local microfinancing institutions to discuss several issues that have arisen over the recently tabled Micro Credit Bill.

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‘I have lost a good friend’

Observer on May 31st, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

To say that I am shocked by the passing of the Most Honourable Edward Seaga, former prime minister of Jamaica, does not begin to express the depth of my sorrow that our country has suffered such a great loss.I have personally lost a longstanding friend whose life and contribution to his beloved country and people I have been fortunate to witness first-hand over the many years he has served publicly as well as through many of his private endeavours.

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Hope for cannabis growers

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Jamaica is to lobby the United States on the issue of legitimising licensed cannabis growers and processors under correspondent banking rules.Audley Shaw — Jamaica’s minister of industry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries — raised the matter in his address on plant medicine and cannabis at the Global Health Catalyst Summit at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, last weekend.

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US-China relations, tension in Korea concern former world leaders

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 JEJU ISLAND, South Korea — Three former world leaders have expressed concern about the growing tension between the United States and countries in Asia, as well as the threat to peace on the Korean Peninsula.

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Condolence books open today for Seaga

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CONDOLENCE books are scheduled to open today for late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, at several locations islandwide.The Office of the Prime Minister, Gordon House, OPM (Western Jamaica office), the Jamaica Labour Party headquarters on Belmont Road in Kingston, and all the municipal corporations.Jamaicans residing overseas will also be able to pay their respects by signing condolence books, which will open at various overseas missions.

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Manhunt on after baby chopped to death, mom wounded

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester police were last night hunting taxi operator Shawn McPherson, who is accused of chopping his infant son to death and wounding the boy’s mother yesterday morning.He is believed to have set his car on fire following the incident, and law enforcers in the parish are theorising that he has jumped to his death into a sinkhole in the community of Ramble, close to Porus, where he grew up.

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Shower Man’s killing stuns Swallowfield

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AS news broke on Tuesday about the death of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, a Jamaica Observer team travelled to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) headquarters on Belmont Road in New Kingston seeking reactions.Among those who spoke to our news team was 57-year-old Anthony Laoe, better known as “Shower Man”, a groundsman and gatekeeper at the facility.

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This Day in History — May 31

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Today is the 151st day of 2019. There are 214 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT2003: Air France’s Concorde returned to Paris in a final commercial flight. OTHER EVENTS1043: Lady Godiva rides naked through the market square in Coventry, England.1790: President George Washington signed into law the first US Copyright Act.

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Trevor Munroe remembers Edward Seaga

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The following is a tribute to late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga by Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of National Integrity Action (NIA): 

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