CHEC refurbishes YWCA cosmetology lab

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China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) last Thursday refurbished the cosmetology lab at YWCA School Leavers Institute, giving officials hope that the facility, once deemed a safety hazard, will be accredited by the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET).

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No secret spying

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NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has rejected allegations that the Government is using Israeli technology to spy on Jamaicans.“That is absolutely nonsense. Definitely not true,” Chang told the Jamaica Observer last Tuesday.

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Cops not too sure about gun amnesty, says federation head

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OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Newly-elected chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, Sergeant Patrae Rowe, says preliminary feedback from the organisation’s membership is that they are not in full support of a gun amnesty being mulled by the Government.

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Terror on the Terrace

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Legitimate residents of the St Andrew East Rural community of Caribbean Terrace, near Harbour View, are becoming more and more frustrated as squatters continue to occupy the damaged, abandoned buildings in their once -upscale community.

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Sandals Foundation helps Alpha Institute

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THE list of top-ranking musicians who have passed through the gates of Alpha Boys’ School, now known as Alpha Institute, on South Camp Road in Kingston includes greats such as Johnnie Osbourne, Don Drummond, and Tommy McCook. The Sisters of Mercy-sponsored institute has a long history of helping young men take control of their future through a mix of social services, academic and skills training, including music.

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Thousands flock JDF recruitment drive

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More than 2,000 young Jamaicans, eager for employment, have so far answered a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) call for recruits.The recruitment drive is being run for two weeks islandwide. The Jamaica Observer learnt that 1,400 applicants were seen on the first day at Up Park Camp, the JDF headquarters in St Andrew, while more than 1,000 turned up yesterday.The Kingston leg of the drive ends today.

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New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%

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CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — A new form of drug drastically improves survival rates of young women with the most common form of breast cancer, researchers said yesterday, citing the results of an international clinical trial.The findings, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, showed that the addition of a drug known as a cyclin inhibitor increased survival rates to 70 per cent.

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British academic slams US over trade conflict with China

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JEJU ISLAND, South Korea — A leading British academic has predicted that the United States is likely to be the bigger loser in what he called the beginning of a new Cold War with China, which he reckons will last at least 20 years.Professor Martin Jacques, senior fellow at Cambridge University in England, concluded that the US had started a war with China which it could not realistically win.

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Growing up high

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ABOUT one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis (19 per cent of Canadians aged 15-19), and its recent legalisation across the country warrants investigation into the consequence of this use on the developing brain.

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Defying danger

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The houses they live in were battered and bruised by hurricanes Ivan in 2004 and Dean in 2007 and seem ready to collapse when they next get hit by a strong breeze or massive wave. Still, the people who now occupy these once abandoned buildings are facing the 2019 hurricane season without fear.

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