Robert Morgan appointed senator and parliamentary secretary

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“I take this very seriously,” close confidant of Prime Minister Andrew Holness and newly appointed senator and parliamentary secretary, Robert Nesta Morgan, told the Jamaica Observer after being sworn in at King’s House in St Andrew yesterday.

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Cops renew appeal for info on murder of Seaview teen

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The St Andrew South police are again appealing to residents in and around Seaview Gardens to share whatever information they have that will assist in apprehending the men who murdered 15-year-old Cleon Morgan on Monday.The Penwood High School student was on his way home when he was stabbed multiple times by three men on Block C in Seaview Gardens, St Andrew.

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Seaga hospitalised in US

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Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has been hospitalised in Miami, Florida, where he is being treated for an undisclosed ailment.Sources close to the family of the former leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) told the Jamaica Observer last night that his family is ensuring that he gets the best possible care for his ailment. They refused to discuss the ailment or his condition.

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More youth having multiple sex partners, study finds

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Health authorities are concerned that, despite interventions to change risky behaviours and stem the HIV infection rate, research has shown that more people in the 15-24 age group are having multiple sex partners, with the numbers rising from 58 per cent in 2012 to 65.3 per cent in 2017.

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AC upgrade to save May Pen Hospital $5.2 million yearly

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A $73 million air conditioning overhaul carried out at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon by the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is expected to reduce electricity consumption for cooling by 20 per cent and shave approximately $5.2 million off the facility’s annual electricity spend.

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JET says environmental issues affecting Kingston Harbour part of wider pollution problems

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THE environmental issues facing Kingston Harbour are part of the wider pollution problems affecting Jamaica, according to Suzanne Stanley, chief executive officer, Jamaica Environment Trust (JET).

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Killing mystery

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The controversy surrounding the deaths of two civilians and a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) almost two weeks ago in Spanish Town, St Catherine has deepened following just-concluded post-mortem examinations.

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Blaine wants special police unit to take on crimes against children

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THE lobby group Hear The Children’s Cry has called for the establishment of a special police unit for tackling crimes against children.“We have been advocating for this for years, but with the current epidemic of heinous crimes against Jamaican children, it is even more urgently needed than ever today,” said child advocate and Hear The Children’s Cry founder Betty Ann Blaine.

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Educators lauded for preparing future leaders

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MINISTER of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Alando Terrelonge, has lauded educators for their work in preparing the future leaders of Jamaica.Speaking with JIS News during his visit to St Aloysius Primary School in Kingston, on May 8 to celebrate Teachers’ Day, Terrelonge thanked teachers across the island for their dedicated service in empowering children.

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Who abused autistic child?

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THE Best Care Special Education School in Kingston says it is unaware that one of its teachers abused a seven-year-old autistic child in April, despite the insistence of the child’s mother, Kimala Aloba, that her child was hurt at the school and “suffers from the ordeal to this day”.“My seven-year-old son came home from school on April 10, leaned over on the bed and I remember telling him to get up because he had just come from school.

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