Gov’t comes under more pressure over sale of Rooms on the Beach property

Observer on May 7th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE Opposition People’s National party (PNP) has called for Cabinet minister Daryl Vaz to be sent on leave, while an independent probe is carried out into the controversial sale of the Rooms on the Beach property, and lands in St Ann by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to Puerto Caribe Properties in April 2017.

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Parents, community members urged to protect nation’s children

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CHILDREN’S Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has urged heightened vigilance by parents and community members in protecting the nation’s children from harm, in light of recent attacks and mishaps involving several youngsters. Speaking at the Office of the Children’s Advocate’s (OCA) recent press briefing at the agency’s offices in downtown Kingston, Gordon Harrison said the mishaps against children have not “gone unnoticed” by the entity.

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Wilson fired at cops, escaped in gully, says witness

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Reputed leader of the Uchence “Terrence” Wilson Gang reportedly fired at the police before escaping via a gully when the cops went to execute a warrant for his arrest at his home in Mary Land, St Catherine, in 2017.

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JTA calls for corporate support for fire-damaged Seaforth High

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PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Dr Garth Anderson is calling on corporate Jamaica to help Seaforth High School recover from the fire that gutted a section of the facility early Saturday.

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Caribbean warned to closely monitor water resources as drought continues

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) yesterday urged Caribbean countries to “closely monitor water resources and try to conserve as much as possible, at least until June/July” as the drought situation in the region worsens.

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Jamaica Observer reads across Jamaica

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Ahead of Read Across Jamaica Day, today, Jamaica Observer staffers spent yesterday morning engaging students of Little Angels Learning Center on the Little Lion series of books by Jamaican author Kellie Magnus. The school, located on Mahoe Drive in Cockburn Gardens, Kingston 11 is run by Mustard Seed Communities. Here are the highlights:

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Criminals slaughter 15-y-o boy

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When 15-year-old Cleon Morgan said farewell to his friends at Penwood High School yesterday, no one thought it would be his final goodbye.Cleon was reportedly stabbed by three men on Block C in Seaview Gardens in St Andrew minutes after 3:00 pm.

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Stretch, Strength and Control

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On Saturday last, Body Forté Limited celebrated International Pilates Day at their headquarters in Barbican with a host of activities that include free introductory pilates classes. With May internationally recognised as mental health month, Body Forté highlighted the use of various breathing and muscle-strengthening techniques to find mindfulness in movement and improve stress management and relaxation.

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This Day in History — May 7 2019

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Today is the 127th day of 2019. There are 238 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1429: Seventeen-year-old Joan of Arc leads French forces to lift the English siege of Orleans, turning the Hundred-Year War to France’s favour. The English retreat the next day, but Joan of Arc refuses to pursue them on a Sunday. OTHER EVENTS

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Something Extra | Tuesday

Gleaner on May 7th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

What better place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than at Kingston’s resident JaMexican chillspot? The Cinco de Mayo event on Sunday, hosted by Chilitos JaMexican Food and sponsored by Heineken, was an exciting, culture-infused affair. Patrons enjoyed the best that Heineken and Chillitos…

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