Observer graduation gifts to 180 inner-city school students

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The Jamaica Observer is providing 180 students from 15 schools, mostly in inner-city communities, with outfits to attend their graduation proms at the end of this academic year.

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Beware Israeli spying technology, Bunting tells PNP supporters

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting is warning Jamaicans to be vigilant in the face of what he says could be a plan by Government to invade people’s privacy, using high-end Israeli spy technology.

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Jamaica raps regional insurance facility at Geneva confab

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GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — Jamaica’s Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has expressed his displeasure with the operations of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF).“I maintain and I still maintain that in order for Jamaica to benefit from that fund, the entire country has to be destroyed; everybody has to die for Jamaica to benefit,” he told a panel discussion at an international conference here.

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Mother of ‘missing’ child charged

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DETECTIVES assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) say a five-year-old boy who has been purported to be missing in several social media reports in recent days is not missing.

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Titchfield student dies in bus plunge

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BLACK HILL, Portland — One male Titchfield High student is dead and 23 others from that school, as well as Port Antonio High, are now in hospital after the minibus in which they were travelling plunged 70 metres into a ravine and landed on its four wheels.The driver and conductor of the ill-fated bus have also been hospitalised.The crash occurred minutes after 3:00 pm.

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Vaz urges collective effort to protect children

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MEMBER of Parliament for Portland Eastern Ann-Marie Vaz is calling for a collective and united approach from all Jamaicans to put an end to the abuse and exploitation of children.According to Vaz, as 2019 Child Month comes to a close, Jamaica needs to adopt a community approach towards the protection of our children.

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For a worthy cause

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Financial advisor, Sagicor Life, Half- Way-Tree Branch, Kristy Davis-Shakes (left) hands over a symbolic cheque valued at $250,000 to president of the United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG), Jamaica, Una McPherson (second right), at the UNWG fund-raising brunch at Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston, recently. The money will be used to support students in need of financial assistance. Also photographed are vice-president of the UNWG, Elizabeth Crawford Persaud (second left), and UNWG member…

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‘Smoke Killing Us!’ — ‘We can’t live like this’

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) yesterday called for a shake-up in the management of the Retirement Dump in St James, and for Government to consider divesting the facility, as smoke from the landfill continues to affect people in several communities.

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Success reported on MoBay crackdown first day

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Authorities in St James, which is currently under a state of public emergency, have described yesterday’s start of an all-week zero-tolerance operation against lawlessness and disorder in this city as a success.

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Stars Among Stars

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Devon House Development Limited celebrated its 138th anniversary last Saturday on the lawns of the Formal Gardens, Devon House with a fund-raising initiative — Jazz Under The Stars. Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Jennifer Griffith, members of the diplomatic corps and other music enthusiasts showed up at 8:00 pm in anticipation of the line-up.

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