Vasciannie lauds Kiwanians, encourages volunteerism

Observer on June 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

As Jamaica approaches its 57th anniversary of independence, law professor and University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica President Stephen Vasciannie is invoking the spirit of volunteerism and calling on civil society to help spur national development by filling the void created by stark social and economic challenges.

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Are cesspool trucks being retrofitted to carry water?

Observer on June 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

ARISING from allegations that cesspool trucks are being retrofitted to take advantage of the boom in the delivery of drinking water in the Corporate Area, the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is to be provided with a list of certified water trucking companies.

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NASTINESS!

Observer on June 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Nasty Jamaicans are putting themselves and others at risk by dumping garbage and debris into the nation’s gullies and drains and on the roads.Stephen Shaw, communication manager at the National Works Agency (NWA), last Friday lamented the problems being caused by the indiscriminate dumping of solid waste across the island.

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Seaga’s home

Observer on June 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

THE body of the country’s fifth prime minister, Edward Phillip George Seaga, landed on Jamaican soil yesterday evening for his final lap in the land he cherished and called home for his 89 years.The body, which arrived aboard a Caribbean Airlines flight, touched down at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston at approximately 6:07 pm yesterday, where it was received by his family members and government officials.

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Island Routes celebrates 10th anniversary

Observer on June 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

Island Routes Caribbean Adventures started a year-long celebration of its 10th anniversary with a beach clean-up across seven Caribbean islands on Saturday.The clean-up in Jamaica, St Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Barbados, Turks & Caicos, and The Bahamas will run until World Oceans Day on June 8, the company said in a news release.

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New archbishop says women bishops now a possibility

Observer on June 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

NEWLY elected archbishop of the Anglican Church in the Province of the West Indies (CPWI) Howard Gregory arrived at Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) to a celebratory reception from the faithful on Friday morning.

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Tight clothes-wearing defendants irk judge

Observer on June 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

KINGSTON and St Andrew Parish Judge Maxine Ellis has sent a strong warning to individuals who dress inappropriately for court, after turning away two accused who were clad in extremely tight pants last Tuesday.When Odel Lambert and Kashief Smith attempted to enter the courtroom’s dock, Judge Ellis, who was furious about their appearance, told them that they were “not at court”.

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Lawyer to appeal ex-convict’s new conviction

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EX-CONVICT Mervin Cameron, who had created history after winning a constitutional challenge against the State for keeping him in custody for almost five years without a trial, was last Friday convicted of two counts of murder. However, he plans to appeal the convictions.

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Chang upset over delay in attending to injured cop at hospital

Observer on June 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Dr Horace Chang is livid over reports that a police sergeant, who was shot and seriously injured during last week Sunday’s intense firefight with heavily armed robbers in May Pen, Clarendon, had to undergo a near hour-long wait for a diagnostic test at May Pen Hospital.

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Manchester Festival Queen gives helping hand to fire victims

Observer on June 3rd, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

SPRING GROVE, Manchester — Crystal Scale, Miss Manchester Festival Queen 2018 whose reign officially ended last night (June 2), recently spearheaded support for a family in the parish whose home and possessions were ravaged by fire.

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